Marie-Christine Nizzi

Postdoc (joint with Adina Roskies)

My research focuses on resilience and the sense of self. I am interested in understanding what enables certain persons to better integrate life changing events or diagnoses into their narrative. So far, I have worked with clinical populations suffering from cognitive impairment (neuro-degenerative diseases) or motor disabilities (locked-in syndrome) and I am currently developing projects with trauma survivors (sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, combat exposure).

My goal is 1) to better understand the nature of the processes involved in forming and maintaining a healthy sense of self and 2) to improve the quality of life in patients with a feeling of alienation due to their condition.