Articles in peer-reviewed Journals

Roncaglia, I. (In Press). A Brief Report: A Rehabilitation Journey in a Professional Elite Ballet Dancer. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, Vol. xx, pp. xx. 

Roncaglia, I. ( 2023). “A Single Case Study Implementing  a 12- session Rehabilitation  Journey: Lessons Learned From ‘Curtain Down’ to ‘Curtain Up'”. Psychological Thought, Vol. 16 (2), pp. 425-436. 

Drugas MI, Roncaglia I, Rothmann S and Stoyanova SY (2023) Editorial: Well-being and work motivation brought by technological changes, coping, and adaptations during and post COVID-19 pandemic: Barriers and opportunities. Front. Psychol. 14:1150726.

Roncaglia, I. (2022) ‘Careers Transitions in Professional Dancers: How to Flourish and Thrive Post-Covid-19 Times’ PsychReg Journal of Psychology, Vol. 6, Issue 4, On-line peer reviewed Open Access at:

Roncaglia, I. (2022) One size does not fit all – A transdisciplinary rehab program for adhesive capsulitis: Single-case study, Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Volume 33, January 2023, Pages 150-153. 

Roncaglia, I. (2021). The Role of the Performing Arts in Improving and Maintaining our Well-being during & post-COVID pandemic. Psychological Thought. Vol. 14 (1), 1-8. Online Editorial.

Roncaglia, I. (2021). The Covid-19 Pandemic: Revisiting and Reflecting on our Well-Being. Psychiatria Danubina, 2021; Vol. 33, Suppl. 10, pp Sxxx-455
Medicina Academica Mostariensia, 2021; Vol. 9, No. 1, pp 51-64,
On-line Peer Reviewed Open-Access Journal.

Roncaglia, I. (2019). ‘Challenges vs Opportunities: a Different Perspective of Resilience’ Journal of Psychology PsychReg, Vol. 3 (3), 46-49. On-line Peer Reviewed Open Access to:

Roncaglia, I.(2019) ‘Building Bridges not Silos: Accessible Theoretical Knowledge That Continues To Inform Practice’ PsychReg Journal of Psychology, Vol.3(2),

Roncaglia, I. (2018) ‘ Performing Arts: Benefits and Potentials in Special Education and ASCs’ Psychological Thought, 2018, Vol. 11(1). https://doi:10.5964/psyct.v11i1.244

Roncaglia, I. (2017) ‘The Role of Well Being and Wellness: A Positive Psychological Model in Supporting Young People with ASCs’ Psychological Thought, 2017, Vol. 10(1), doi:10.5964/psyct.v10i1.203 

Roncaglia, I. (2016) ‘A Practitioner’s Perspective of Multidisciplinary Teams: Analysis of Potential Barriers and Key Factors for Success’ Psychological Thought, 2016, Vol. 9(1), 15-23. On-line peer reviewed Open Access Journal.

Roncaglia, I. (2014) ‘Coping Styles:A Better Understanding of Stress and Anxiety in Individuals With Autism Spectrum Conditions Through Sport and Exercise Models’ Psychological Thought, Vol. 7(2),134–143,

Roncaglia, I. (2014) Working With People with Autistic Spectrum Conditions: a Single Case Study. Psychological Thought, Vol. 7 (1), 93-101 On-line Journal Open Access

Roncaglia, I. (2013) Transition Experiences: Perilous Passages or New Challenges? Theoretical & Practical Understanding of Transitions for People with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Psychological Thought, Vol.6 (1), 53–61, doi:10.5964/psyct.v6i1.62, On-Line Journal Open Access.

Roncaglia, I. (2012) ‘Working With Individuals on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder: Training and
Support for Staff Practitioners’ Psychological Thought, 2012, Vol. 5 (1), 60–68, doi:10.5964/psyct.v5i1.16 On-Line Journal at:

Roncaglia, Irina (2010). Retirement Transition in Ballet Dancers: “Coping Within and Coping
Without” [45 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 11(2), Art. 1

Roncaglia, I. (2009) ‘SRE with young people on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder’ Good Autism Practice, Vol. 2, pp. 76-79.

Roncaglia, I. (2008) ‘The Ballet Dancing Profession: A Career Transition Model’ Australian Journal of Career Development, Vol. 17, (1), 50-59.

Roncaglia, I. (2006) ‘Retirement as a Career Transition in Ballet Dancers’. International Journal of Educational and Vocational Guidance. Vol. 6, 181-193.

Roncaglia, I. (2006) ‘Dance Sessions: the effect of Movement with Clients on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder’ PsyPAG Quarterly Issue 59, June 2006

Roncaglia, I. (2004) ‘IADMS- 13th Annual Meeting, Laban Centre’ PsyPAG Quarterly, Issue 43, Feb.2004.

Roncaglia, I. (2004) ‘The Only Thing that does not change is that everything changes’ PsyPAG Quarterly Issue 43, Feb. 2004.

Roncaglia, I. (2003) ‘The Problem is sharing and Understanding’ Psych-Talk Issue 42, Dec 2003

Roncaglia, I. (2003) ‘Retirement Transitions: Be or Let it Be’ Psych-Talk, Issue 40, Oct 2003

Roncaglia, I. (2003) ‘Qualitative Approaches: The Dance of Researcher & Participant’ Psych-Talk, Issue 39.


Roncaglia, I. (2022) ‘Transitions Experiences in Autistic Individuals: Challenges and Opportunities from a Practitioner Perspective‘ In Gainsborough J. (Eds.) Educational Psychology Perspectives on Supporting Young Autistic People. (1st Ed pp. 167-174). Jessica Kingsley Publisher, London and Philadelphia

Conference Presentations

Roncaglia, I. (2022) ‘Dancers’ centred approach to performance psychology support and flourishing in an international ballet company: A retrospective practitioner’s evaluation’ ICPCE Conference 29-30 October. Accessed here: 

Roncaglia, I. (2022) ‘Careers transitions in professional dancers: How to flourish and thrive post-COVID-19 times’ICPCE Conference 29-30 October. Accessed here: 

Roncaglia, I. (2019) ‘Transdisciplinary Embedded Approaches: Single-Case Design through the Lenses of a Well-being Model PERMA’ Poster Presentation Autism Congress Nice, 13-15 September.

Roncaglia, I. (2019) ‘Dealing with behaviour of concern in the classroom’ Autism Show Birmingham, 21-23 June.

Roncaglia, I. (2017) ‘ Mental Health in Dance: Self-Care and Health-Care’ Panel discussion One Dance UK International Conference, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London UK (26 November).

Roncaglia. I. (2017) ‘Resilience/Mental Agility: Preparation for the Profession’ Presentation One Dance UK International Conference, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK (26 Nov 2017).

Roncaglia, I. (2015) ‘Understanding Wellness & Well-Being Through Mindful Exercise: How Well Do We Cope?’ Specialist Workshop presentation Studio III International Conference of Happiness and Wellbeing, Birmingham Tally Ho Conference, 10-12 September.

Roncaglia, I. (2009) ‘Nurturing a Successful Retirement in Ballet Dancers’ Paper presentation at International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sp&Ex Psychology, London, 12 June 2009.

Roncaglia, I. (2006) ‘Leaping into the un-known: the Retirement Transition in the Ballet Dancing profession’ Paper presentation at the Annual Conference of PsyPAG, Reading, 27 July 2006.

Roncaglia, I. (2005) ‘The Retirement Transition in Ballet Dancers: A multi-element model’ Paper will be presented at the 20th Annual Conference of PsyPAG, Exeter, July 2005.

Roncaglia, I. (2004) ‘The Retirement Process: A Developmental Phase in the Life Course of Ballet Dancers’ Paper presented at the BPS Consciousness & Experiential Section Annual Conference- ‘Science, Self & Meaning’ September, 2004.

Roncaglia, I. (2002) ‘Impact of Retirement in Ballet Dancers’ Paper presented at the Research Postgraduate Workshop, University of London, Birkbeck.

Roncaglia, I. (2001) ‘The Meaning of Retirement in Ballet Dancers and how this might affect their Self-Identity’ Paper presented at the BPS Century Conference, Glasgow, 2001.

Roncaglia, I. (2000) ‘Eat for Your Feet’ Paper presented at the BPS Annual Conference in Winchester, 2000

Conference Proceedings

Roncaglia, I. (2023) “13th Autism Europe International Congress Cracow 7-9 October 2022, A Happy Journey Through Life”. Psychological Thought, 2023, Vol. 16(1), 178-185. DOI:

Roncaglia, I. (2022) Psychological Insight from Coaching Psychology Conference London Home Counties Branch The British psychological society Newsletter, October Issue. Accessed at:

Roncaglia, I.  (2022) The 31st International Virtual Conference IADMS in Denver: A Review. The British psychological society London Home Counties Newsletter, January, Accessed at: Here

Roncaglia, I. (2021). The BPS Qualitative Methods in Psychology (QMiP) Virtual Conference Review: Professors Jonathan Smith, Ann Phoenix and Liz Stokoe. July, 16. Online Conference. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 32, Autumn Issue p.31-33.

Roncaglia, I. (2010) ‘Conference Report: 3rd International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport & Exercise – Communicating Experiences’ Event Review, Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin, Issue 9, May 2010, pp 36-40

Roncaglia, I. (2005) ‘Qualitative Research: A Comprehensive Approach to Analysis’ PsyPAG Quarterly Issue 54, June 2005

Roncaglia, I. (2004) ‘Conference Report: The BPS Annual Conference 2004′ PsyPAG Quarterly (Issue51) June 2004.

Roncaglia, Irina (2004, April). Conference Report: The BPS Annual Conference 2004 [25 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research [On-line Journal], 5(2), Art. 17.

Roncaglia, I. (2003) ‘Conference Report: Analysing Interviews: Making Sense of Oral History (7 Paragraphs). Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum’. Qualitative Social Research [On-line Journal] 5 (1)

Other Articles

Roncaglia, I. (2023) Transitions: The Changing Seasons of Life: How do we navigate change as life’s real constant?, BPS, London & Home Counties Branch Newsletter, Issue June 2023.

Roncaglia, I. (2016) ‘Optimal Performance: What Can We Learn from Sport & Exercise Psychology’ Studio III Newsletter Q3.

Roncaglia, I. (2011) Reviewed articles in peer-reviewed journals, International Journal for Educational & Vocational Guidance.

Roncaglia, I. (2009) Book Review ‘Sex & Relationship Education with People with Learning Difficulties’ Kingsley Publishers.

Roncaglia, I. (2007) ‘Qualitative Approaches: The process of Choices’ QMiP Newsletter (Issue 3) May 2007.

Roncaglia, I. (2006). ‘The Role of Mirror System in the Rehabilitation Process of Elite Performers’ Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, Vol.2, 1, 44-46.

Roncaglia, I. (2006). Review ‘Qualitative Psychology’ in J.A. Smith (2003), Newsletter QMiP, Issue. 4 .

Roncaglia, I. (2006) Book Reviews ‘Qualitative Psychology: A Practical Guide to Research Methods’ by Jonathan Smith (Ed.) London: Sage Publications (2003).


Roncaglia, I. (2019) ‘Managing Behaviour of Concern: Psychological Perspective in Understanding behaviour Patterns & Responses’ European Project , Progetto Autismo, ENAP, 9-11 July.

Roncaglia, I. (2019) ‘Dealing with behaviour of concern in the classroom’ Autism Show Birmingham, 21-23 June.

Roncaglia, I. (2016) ‘Promoting Well Being in Achieving Success’ Presentation to NAS Professional Group, 9 March.

Roncaglia, I. (2015) ‘Careers in Psychology’ Presentations to Regent’s College, 9 February 2015.

Roncaglia, I. (2016) ‘The Role of Stress and Arousal in Performance Psychology: Wellness and Well Being of Elite Performers‘ Workshop for English National Ballet School, February 2016.

Roncaglia, I (2013) Transitions: Perilous Passages or New Challenges?’ Presentation at the ASIGEP Autism Special Interest Group, 9 July.

Roncaglia, I. (2011) Presentation of SRE at the NAS Further Education Unit-Woodlands, November 23, 2011.

Roncaglia, I. (2011) Project Presentation on ‘SIB Project: A Pilot Remote Consultancy Project with Youngsters with ASDs and Self-Injurious Behaviour’ Academic Network at the NAS, 11th November 2011.

Roncaglia, I. (2011) Paper Presentation on ‘Nurturing a Successful Retirement Transition In Ballet Dancers’ Regent’s College, School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, 16th November 2011.

Roncaglia, I. (2011) Paper Presentation on ‘Nurturing Successful Retirement in Ballet Dancers’ Birkbeck, University of London, at the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy, June 2011.

Roncaglia, I. (2011) Presentation ‘The Impact of Drama on Young People on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder, NAS Academic Network, March 2011.