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Prof. (Italien) Dr. Chiara Baglioni

Current Position

Since May 2015Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education Science of the University Guglielmo Marconi – Telematic - of Rome (Italy);
Since April 2009Postdoctoral fellow (since 2017 with a temporary position for Principal Investigators of the German Research Society (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)) at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical Faculty, University of Freiburg (Germany).


2013Post-graduate specialization school for Cognitive Psychotherapy (SPC) and final exam (30/30).
2008PhD in “Cognitive Psychology, Psychophysiology and Personality” at the Department of Psychology of the “Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy). Title of the thesis: The role of emotional arousal in insomnia. Tutor: Prof. Caterina Lombardo; Co-tutor: Prof. Vilfredo De Pascalis; External tutor: Prof. Colin A. Espie. Evaluation commission: Prof. Oliviero Bruni, Prof. Alice Mado Proverbio, Prof. Sebastiano Bagnara.
2004 Graduation in Psychology, 110/110 cum laude, at the Faculty of Psychology of the “Sapienza” University of Rome (Italy). Course of studies in Clinical Psychology. Title of the thesis: Representation of insomnia: role and characteristics of the symptoms. Tutor: Prof. Caterina Lombardo; Co-tutor: Prof. Maria Casagrande.

Habilitations And Qualifications

2014Habilitation to the profession of Professor (II FASCIA) in Clinical Psychology. Abilitazione Nazionale Scientifica alle funzioni di Professore di seconda fascia nel settore concorsuale 11/E4 Psicologia Clinica e Dinamica.
2013Qualification to the profession of Psychotherapist following the completion of the 4-years Post-graduate specialization school for Cognitive Psychotherapy (SPC), Rome (Italy). Currently completing the procedure for the recognition of the title in Germany.
2005Qualification to the profession of Psychologist and inscription to the professional register of the Ordine degli Psicologi del Lazio (Italy), n. 16670.

Main Research Interests

  • Sleep, depression and psychopathology.
  • Insomnia: Aetiology, Personality aspects, Psychophysiology, Neurobiology, comorbidity with other mental disorders.
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment for Insomnia.
  • Emotions, affective states and emotion regulation.
  • Sleep of parents and children.
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses on sleep psychopathology and psychological treatment for insomnia.

Articles published in peer-reviewed journals in the last three years (2016-2019)

  1. V. Bacaro, B. Feige, A. Ballesio, P. De Bartolo, A. F. Johann, C. Buonanno, F. Mancini, C. Lombardo, D. Riemann, C. Baglioni. Considering sleep, mood and stress in a family context: A preliminary study. Clock and Sleep, 1(2), 259-272; doi: 10.3390/clockssleep1020022.
  2. L. Frase, P. Selhausen, L. Krone, S. Tsodor, F. Jahn, B. Feige, J. G. Maier, F. Mainberger, H. Piosczyk, M. Kuhn, S. Klöppel, A. Sterr, C. Baglioni, K. Spiegelhalder, D. Riemann, M. A . Nietsche, C. Nissen. Differential effects of bifrontal tDCS on arousal and sleep duration in insomnia patients and healthy controls. Brain Stimulation, 2019, 12(3): 647-683. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2019.01.001.
  3. E. Hertenstein, B. Feige, T. Gmeiner, C. Kienzler, K. Spiegelhalder, A. F. Johann, M. Jansson – Fröjmark, L. Palagini, G. Rücker, D. Riemann, C. Baglioni. Insomnia as a predictor of mental disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 2019, 43: 96-105. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2018.10.006.
  4. M. Kuhn, E. Hertenstein, B. Feige, N. Landmann, K. Spiegelhalder, C. Baglioni, J. Hemmerling, D. Durand, L. Frase, S. Klöppel, D. Riemann, C. Nissen. Declarative virtual water maze learning and emotional fear conditioning in primary insomnia. Journal of Sleep Research, 2018, 27(6):e12693. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12693.
  5. E. Hertenstein, A. Gabryelska, K. Spiegelhalder, C. Nissen, A.F. Johann, R. Umarova, D. Riemann, C. Baglioni, B. Feige. Reference data for polysomnography-measured and subjective sleep in healthy adults. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2018, 14(4):523-532. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.7036.
  6. B. Feige, S. Nanovska, C. Baglioni, B. Bier, L. Cabrera, S. Diemers, M. Quellmalz, M. Siegel, I. Xeni, A. Szentkiralyi, J.P. Doerr, D. Riemann. Insomnia - perchance a dream? Results from a NREM/REM sleep awakening study in good sleepers and patients with insomnia. Sleep, 2018, in corso di stampa. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsy032.
  7. D. Riemann, C. Baglioni, C. Bassetti, B. Bjorvatn, L. Dolenc Groselj, J.G. Ellis, C.A. Espie, D. Garcia-Borreguero, M. Gjerstad, M. Gonçalves, E. Hertenstein, M. Jansson-Fröjmark, P.J. Jennum, D. Leger, C. Nissen, L. Parrino, T. Paunio, D. Pevernagie, J. Verbraecken, H.G. Weeß, A. Wichniak, I. Zavalko, E.S. Arnadottir, O.C. Deleanu, B. Strazisar, M. Zoetmulder, K. Spiegelhalder. European guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of insomnia. Journal of Sleep Research, 2017, 26(6): 675-700. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12594.
  8. A.F. Johann, E. Hertenstein, S.D. Kyle, C. Baglioni, B. Feige, C. Nissen, D. Riemann, K. Spiegelhalder. Perfectionism and Polysomnography-Determined Markers of Poor Sleep. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 2017, 13(11): 1319-1326. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.6806.
  9. A.F. Johann, E. Hertenstein, S.D. Kyle, C. Baglioni, B. Feige, C. Nissen, A.J. McGinnes, D. Riemann, K. Spiegelhalder. Insomnia with objective short sleep duration is associated with longer duration of insomnia in the Freiburg Insomnia Cohort compared with insomnia with normal sleep duration, but not hypertension. PLosOne, 2017, 12(7): e0180339.
  10. A. Ballesio, M.R.J. Aquino, B. Feige, A. Johann, S.D. Kyle, K. Spiegelhalder, C. Lombardo, G. Rücker, D. Riemann, C. Baglioni. The effectiveness of behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapies for insomnia on daytime depressive and fatigue symptoms: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 2017, 37:114-129. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2017.01.006.
  11. K. Spiegelhalder*, C. Baglioni*, W. Regen, S.D. Kyle, C. Nissen, J. Hennig, J.P. Doerr, B. Feige, D. Riemann. Brain reactivity and selective attention to sleep-related words in patients with chronic insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 2016, 14:1-15. doi: 10.1080/15402002.2016.1253014. (IF= 2.871). *These authors contributed equally to this work.
  12. L. Krone, L. Frase, H. Piosczyk, P. Selhausen, S. Zittel, F. Jahn, M. Kuhn, B. Feige, F. Mainberger, S. Klöppel, D. Riemann, K. Spiegelhalder, C. Baglioni, A. Sterr, C. Nissen. Top-down control of arousal and sleep: Fundamentals and clinical implications. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 2016, 31: 17-24. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2015.12.005.
  13. C. Baglioni, S. Nanovska, W. Regen, K. Spiegelhalder, B. Feige, C. Nissen, C.F. Reynolds III, D. Riemann. Sleep and mental disorders: A meta-analysis of polysomnographic research. Psychological Bulletin, 2016, 142(9): 969-990. doi: 10.1037/bul0000053
  14. C. Baglioni, C. Nissen, A. Schweinoch, D. Riemann, K. Spiegelhalder, M. Berger, C. Weiller, A. Sterr. Polysomnographic characteristics of sleep in stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PlosOne, 2016, 11(5): e0155652. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148496.
  15. K. Spiegelhalder, W. Regen, C. Nissen, B. Feige, C. Baglioni, D. Riemann, J. Hennig, T. Lange. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy in patients with insomnia: A repeated measurement study. PlosOne, 2016, 11(6): e0156771. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156771.
  16. E. Hertenstein, A. Johann, C. Baglioni, K. Spiegelhalder, D. Riemann. Treatment of insomnia – A preventive strategy for cardiovascular and mental disorders. Mental Health and Prevention, 2016, 4(2): 96-103. doi: 10.1016/j.mhp.2016.02.005
  17. W. Regen, S.D. Kyle, C. Nissen, B. Feige, C. Baglioni, J. Hennig, D. Riemann, K. Spiegelhalder. Objective sleep disturbances are associated with greater waking resting-state connectivity between the retrospinal cortex/hippocampus and various nodes of the default mode network. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 2016, 41(2): 140290. doi: 10.1503/jpn.140290.