Rebecca Vendittelli

Rebecca Vendittelli
Area of expertise

Clinical Psychology (Lifespan)


Andrea Piccinin

Research interests

My primary research explores potential risk and protective factors in cognitive decline. Specifically, I am interested in disentangling the complex nature of the relationship between physical activity and cognitive outcomes and how biological and psychological variables influence this relationship. I am currently investigating data that is part of the Integrative Analysis of Longitudinal Studies on Aging (IALSA) network. The IALSA network is part of an initiative to facilitate coordinated analysis and replication of research from a within-person perspective.

Representative presentations

Vendittelli, R., Koval, A., & Piccinin, A. (2016, June) The Moderating Effects of Stress on Dynamic Change in Physical Activity and Cognitive Decline in Aging; Analysis of one longitudinal data set. Poster presentation at the Canadian Psychology Association, Victoria, BC.

Recent awards

  • University of Victoria, Fellowship, 2015-2016
  • University of Victoria, Outstanding Graduate Entrance Award, 2016
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship, 2016-2017