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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



My main research interests are in the area of cognitive neuroscience. Specifically, I am interested in the relationship between neuroplasticity and neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's disease. I am currently investigating the possible protective role of bilingualism and physical activity as disease-modifying factors for Alzheimer’s disease at the cognitive and neurological level.

I am currently working on some projects exploring whether bilingualism can promote cognitive reserve and delay the onset of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. I am also investigating how bilingualism can promote beneficial neuroplastic changes and affect the neuropathological course of Alzheimer's disease.


  1. Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), Murdoch University, Australia, Feb 2010 – May 2014


  1. Research Fellow, City University London, Apr 2018 – present


English (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review), Finnish (can read, write, speak and understand spoken) and Italian (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review).


Geographic Areas

  • Europe


Journal articles (5)

  1. Flood, C., Barlow, S., Simpson, A., Burls, A., Price, A., Cartwright, M. … Brini, S. (2018). What utility scores do mental health service users, healthcare professionals and members of the general public attribute to different health states? A co-produced mixed methods online survey. PLoS ONE, 13(10). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0205223.
  2. Brini, S., Sohrabi, H.R., Peiffer, J.J., Karrasch, M., Hämäläinen, H., Martins, R.N. … Fairchild, T.J. (2018). Physical Activity in Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline: A Narrative Review. Sports Medicine, 48(1), pp. 29–44. doi:10.1007/s40279-017-0787-y.
  3. Landes, J.K., Reid, C.L., Arns, M., Badcock, N.A., Ros, T., Enriquez-Geppert, S. … Anderson, M. (2017). EEG neurofeedback for executive functions in children with neurodevelopmental challenges. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(12). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD012890.
  4. Forrest, M.R.L., Hebert, J.J., Scott, B.R., Brini, S. and Dempsey, A.R. (2017). Risk Factors for Non-Contact Injury in Adolescent Cricket Pace Bowlers: A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine, 47(12), pp. 2603–2619. doi:10.1007/s40279-017-0778-z.
  5. O'Shea, R.P., Brini, S. and Wade, N.J. (2016). Ragona-Sciná's (1847) method for, and observations of, simultaneous color contrast. i-Perception, 7(2), pp. 1–13. doi:10.1177/2041669516643239.