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  • The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 7 Citations
  • 1 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


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

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 7 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 5 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

Reproducibility of Results

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

Quality of Health Care
Pain Measurement
Quality Control
Patient Care

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

Open Access
Anxiety Disorders
Cross-Sectional Studies
Regression Analysis

The role of metacognition and intolerance of uncertainty in differentiating illness anxiety and generalized anxiety

Khaje-Mansoori, A., Mohammadkhani, P., Mazidi, M., Kami, M., Bakhshi, M. & Shahidi, S., 2016, In : Journal of Practice in Clinical Psychology. 4, 1, p. 57-65

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Discriminant Analysis
Anxiety Disorders

Validity and reliability of Persian versions of Peritraumatic Distress Inventory (PDI) and Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES)

Kianpoor, M., Amouchi, R., Raghibi, M., Hesam, S., Mazidi, M., Abasian, M., Masoumi, S. & Sadeghkhani, A., 2016, In : Acta Medica Mediterranea. 32, 4, p. 1493-1501

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reproducibility of Results
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Equipment and Supplies
Motor Vehicles