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Florin Țibu Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Alina Ionescu-Corbu M.A.

Research Assistant

Romina Bondor M.A.

Research Assistant

Florin Țibu Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Florin Țibu Ph.D. 

Principal Investigator

Florin Tibu, Ph.D. is a Developmental Psychologist who obtained his Psychology degree from the University of Iasi, Romania in 2001. Dr. Tibu earned his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychopathology from the University of Manchester, UK, in 2010.

He has been conducting research with children (from prenatal age through adolescence) and families for more than 15 years, working particularly with children who had been subjected to early life adversities like prenatal stress or institutionalization. Dr. Tibu is Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Human Development at the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, where he teaches courses to 1st year undergraduate students in Psychology (Neuropsychology and Experimental Psychology and Data Analysis) and Nursing (Medical Psychology and Sociology and Medical Communication).

He is a Co-Investigator in the ADORe transnational research project where he studies the neuropsychological substrates of adolescent depression in high-risk adolescents.

Dr. Tibu’s main expertise is in the area of developmental psychopathology, and he is mainly interested in the study of behavioral, emotional, cognitive and physiological consequences of early exposure to adverse environments, as well as the recovery of neglected and abused children following psychosocial interventions.

Five most representative publications:

1. Colich, N.L., Sheridan, M.A., Humphreys, K.L., Wade, M., Tibu, F., Nelson, C.A., Zeanah, C.H., Fox, N.A., & McLaughlin, K.A. (in press). Heightened sensitivity to the caregiving environment during adolescence: Implications for recovery following early-life adversity. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi:10.1111/jcpp.13347

2. Wade, M., Zeanah, C.H., Fox, N.A., Tibu, F., Ciolan, L.E., & Nelson, C.A. (2019). Stress sensitization among severely neglected children and protection by social enrichment. Nature Communications 10, 5771. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13622-3.

3. Tibu, F., Sheridan, M., McLaughlin, K.A., Fox, N.A., Zeanah, C.H., & Nelson, C.A. (2016). Disruptions of working memory and inhibition mediate the association between exposure to institutionalization and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Psychological Medicine, 46(3), 529-541. doi:10.1017/S0033291715002020.

4. McLaughlin, K.A., Sheridan, M.A., Tibu, F., Fox, N.A., Zeanah, C.H., & Nelson, C.A. (2015). Causal effects of the early caregiving environment on development of stress response systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(18), 5637–5642. doi:10.1073/pnas.1423363112.

5. Tibu, F., Hill, J., Sharp, H., Marshall, K., Glover, V., & Pickles, A. (2014). Evidence for sex differences in fetal programming of physiological stress reactivity in infancy. Development and Psychopathology, 26(4 Pt 1), 879-888. doi:10.1017/S0954579414000194.

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Romina Bondor M.A.

Research Assistant

Romina Bondor M.A.

Research Assistant

Romina Bondor, M.A. is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, who specialized in Integrative Psychotherapy. She obtained her Psychology degree in 2013 and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy in 2015, both from the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania. She has been working as a Clinical Psychologist since 2016 and as a Psychotherapist from 2020.

Romina also worked as a School Counselor during 2017 – 2020. Currently, besides her Research Assistant role in the ADORe project, she teaches seminars to undergraduate students in Psychology (Introduction to Psychology and Social Psychology disciplines) and Preschool and Primary School Pedagogy (Introduction to Psychology discipline) from the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava. Romina’s main expertise is in the area of child and adult psychopathology.

Alina Ionescu-Corbu M.A.

Research Assistant

Alina Ionescu-Corbu M.A.

Research Assistant

Alina Ionescu-Corbu, M.A. holds a Psychology degree and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy from the the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania. She is a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology and an accredited Clinical Psychologist with experience in working with both typical and at-risk families, and also as a School Counselor for three years.

Her expertise includes testing children and families with a variety of psychological measures, including mental health questionnaires and cognitive batteries. As a Research Assistant in the ADORe project, Alina is involved in the day-to-day lab activities, including contacting and testing participants, delivering the Preventure intervention and inputting and analyzing data.

She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Sciences at the Ștefan cel Mare University of Suceava, where she teaches Neuropsychology, Educational Psychology, Personality Psychology, Early Education and Psychopedagogical Counseling.