Currently, she leads scientific project “Determinants of Emotional Adjustment Across Normative Life Transitions” (financed by the University of Rijeka). Starting from the cognitive model of emotional disorders, the main goal of this project is to determine the specific protective and risk factors in explaining depressive and anxiety symptoms in children, adolescents and young adults. Special emphasis is on the role of cognitive vulnerability and emotion regulation in developing a disorder. Additional field of interest is q transgenerational transmission of anxiety and depression and the role of positive emotions in psychopathology.
Part of the research is focused on the evaluation of preventive activities and individual and group treatments of students within the University’s counselling centre, which she is leading.