Bachelor of Economics - The University of Adelaide
Graduate Diploma in Psychology (2009) - The University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology), Honours Degree in Psychology (2011), The University of Adelaide
PhD in Medicine (Psychology), The University of Adelaide (2012 - 2017)
Awards & Achievements
2012 Recipient of Postgraduate Scholarship, The University of Adelaide
2012 Recipient of CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship
Member of Golden Key International Honour Society
The main objectives of my research include analysing the prevalence, psychological profile and predictors of self-diagnosed food intolerances in the Australian population. The research addresses an existing discrepancy between perceived and actual food intolerances and particularly aims to understand the psychological processes that underlie formation, perception and attribution of symptoms and illness beliefs in people with perceived food intolerance, the resulting self-diagnosis and food avoidance behaviour.
In addition, I am very interested in the research of the Health and Cognition Research Group at Oxford University, UK, where I spent four months on a research visit in 2014. The laboratory of the Health and Cognition Research specialises in studying cognitive aspects of somatic disorders including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and IBS.
Yantcheva, B., & Brindal, E. (2013). How much does what you eat matter? The potential role of meal size, fat content, and gender on ratings of desirability. Eating behaviors, 14(3), 285-290.
Yantcheva, B., Golley, S. & Mohr, P. (2015) Non-medically diagnosed food intolerances in the Australian population. Conference Presentation - Cyprus, EHPS 2015, Chronic Pain and Psychosomatic Issues
Yantcheva, B., Golley, S., & Mohr, P. (2015) Revisiting food avoidance in the Australian population: the case of dairy products. Public Health Nutrition,19(9), pp 1531-1721, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980015003250
Yantcheva, B., Mohr, P., Martin, M. & Golley, S. (2016). A study of people with IBS and food intolerance – differences in somatic symptom severity, somatosensory amplification and illness perception. Conference presentation - EHPS 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland, Chronic Pain and Psychosomatic Issues.
Member of APS Australian Psychological Society
Member of Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
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Entry last updated: Thursday, 25 Oct 2018