Giulia Campaioli

Giulia Campaioli
Universitat Rovira i Virgili | URV · Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work

MSc Clinical Psychology
PhD of Medical Anthropology and Global Health at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain


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Currently in a research internship with the University of Padova on Computer-Mediated Communication and Social Relationships, and with another research group on Gamification and online Psychotherapy.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - present
University of Padova
  • Tutor Coordinator and Tutor for International Students
  • Coordinate the group of Erasmus Buddies (tutors for Erasmus students) and mediate communications between the international office and the buddies and evaluate the work of Erasmus Buddies • Work as an Erasmus Buddy and as International students tutor, assisting them in settling in the city and the University • Also academic tutor for students with disabilities, assisting them to prepare exams
October 2017 - October 2020
University of Padova
Field of study
  • Clinical Psychology


Publications (2)
Loneliness is a serious concern in modern societies, particularly among older adults, while being imperative that clinicians use reliable instruments for an accurate assessment of this problem. This study aims to describe a mixed statistical approach to assess the psychometric properties of the UCLA Loneliness Scale - 16 in Portuguese old-aged indi...
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Eating disorders (ED) and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) present common aspects and factors which contribute to their onset and development. The last decade has seen an increasing circulation of online materials and interactions connected to ED and NSSI. There is a general agreement among mental health clinicians and researchers that this kind of...


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Projects (3)
This study aims to explore the uses of awareness cues and anonymity affordances offered by mobile dating applications, especially in the context of rejection for the purposes of better understanding how to minimise online harms. Selected participants will engage in a diary study. From the findings, a set of design recommendations and socio-ethical considerations will be detailed.
What do people mean when they talk about ghosting? This was the main research question of the project that I designed and conducted for my master thesis. The inquiry had a qualitative exploratory approach, it involved online open-ended interviews during the months of lockdown in Italy (March to June 2020), and it explored ghosting regarding the subjective meaning of mediated communication in social relationships. The theoretical background of the research is Critical Discursive Psychology.
The aim of this paper is to discuss the use of gamification elements in online systemic psychotherapy. Gamification refers to the implementation of game-like features within non-gaming contexts, although the array of gamification features is vast, therefore characterising very different uses of games. Our paper will explore how gamification has been implemented in psychotherapy, with a consideration of pros and cons of the use of this approach. Then, it will review the existing literature on the use of game and play in systemic psychotherapies with families and the implementation of online psychotherapy with families. Finally, it will discuss some cases from clinical intervention that used gamification features; specifically, the use of a creative, collaborative type of gamification which proved to be a valuable therapeutic tool for clinicians especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.