• 12 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Personal profile


I got my bachelor and master in clinical psychology from Iran and worked on the role of attentional bias in chronic pain and PTSD for my research projects there. Then I moved to Australia for continuing my research as a PhD student. I work in the Centre for the Advancement of Research on Emotion (CARE) under the supervision of Professor Colin MacLeod and Dr. Ben Grafton.


2018                University of  Western Australia

2013- 2016      M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology, University of social welfare and rehabilitation sciences, Tehran

2009 -2013      B.S. in Clinical Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran

Current projects

My current project focuses on the functional relationships between attentional bias to social threat, attentional control, and pre-event worry, post-event rumination in social anxiety.

Funding overview

2018 -          Australian government international research training program (RTP) fees offset, stipend and UWA safety net top-up scholarships

2009-2015    Recognized eligible by Iranian National Elite Foundation to receive financial support for educational and living expenses during bachelor and master studies

Previous positions

  • 2015 - 2017    Working in Arzeshafarin Vista Co. as a psychologist, administrating psychological tests and coordinating assessment teams activities.
  • 2014-2016     Psychology research assistant, Shahid Beheshti University


Persian: native

English: IELTS band score 8 out of 9

Research expertise keywords

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attentional bias
  • Social anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Experimental Psychopathology

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Research Output

  • 12 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • Measuring repetitive thinking in Iran: Psychometric properties of Persian version of Perseverative Thinking Questionnaire

    Kami, M., Moloodi, R., Mazidi Sharafabadi, M., Ehring, T., Khaje-Mansoori, A., Bakhshi Nodooshan, M., Mazinani, Z., Molavi, M-R. & Momeni, F., 1 Oct 2019, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 148, p. 101-109 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Observers’ impression of the person in pain influences their pain estimation and tendency to help

    Khatibi, A. & Mazidi, M., May 2019, In : European Journal of Pain. 23, 5, p. 936-944 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Time course of attentional bias to painful facial expressions and the moderating role of attentional control: an eye-tracking study

    Mazidi, M., Dehghani, M., Sharpe, L., Dolatshahi, B., Ranjbar, S. & Khatibi, A., 31 Jul 2019, In : British Journal of Pain.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Anxiety sensitivity dimensions and generalized anxiety severity: the mediating role of experiential avoidance and repetitive negative thinking

    Mohammadkhani, P., Pourshahbaz, A., Kami, M., Mazidi, M. & Abasi, I., 2016, In : Iranian Journal of Psychiatry. 11, 3, p. 140-146 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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