Dr Ali Khatibi PhD

Dr Ali Khatibi

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Senior Research Fellow in Pain and Neuroplasticity
CPR Spine Deputy Director

Dr Khatibi is interested in the study of cognition and an expert in neuroimaging and the study of human spinal cord. His two lines of research is focused on the study of cognitive bias in the processing of pain and also pain interference with motor learning in human spinal cord.

Qualifications

  • BSc in Biology

  • MSc in Psychology

  • PhD in Psychology

Biography

Dr Khatibi completed undergraduate degree in biology and master’s degree in psychology in Iran. Then he moved to Belgium and received his PhD from KU Leuven on the study of cognitive bias in the processing painful facial expressions. Before joining the CPR spine at UoB, he completed postdoctoral training at Montreal neurological Institute focused on the functional and structural imaging of human spinal cord.

Postgraduate supervision

Pain interference with motor learning in human spinal cord

Research

Pain, Neuroimaging, Spinal Cord Imaging, Neuroplasticity, Motor learning Cognitive Bias

Other activities

  • Editorial board: Cognitive Psychology Section, Frontiers in Psychology
  • Scientific Secretary of the 7th IHBM international Meeting, November 2020

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Bagheri, Z, Khosrowabadi, R, Hatami, J, ArmaniKian, AR, Fatemi, MJ & Khatibi, A 2021, 'Differential cortical oscillatory patterns in amputees with and without phantom limb pain', Basic and Clinical Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.32598/bcn.2021.261.1

Esmaeilian, N, Everaert, J, Dehghani, M, Khatibi, A, Moradi, AR & Koster, EHW 2021, 'Emotional working memory updating in individuals with borderline personality features', Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, vol. 71, 101636, pp. 101636. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2021.101636

Ebrahimi, L, Pouretemad, H, Stein, JF, Alizadeh, E & Khatibi, A 2021, 'Enhanced reading abilities is modulated by faster visual spatial attention', Annals of Dyslexia. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11881-021-00245-x

Khatibi, A, Weiland, T & Dehghani, M 2021, 'Fear of relapse in patients suffering from RRMS influence their quality of life', Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, vol. 54, 103137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2021.103137

Lashkari, A, Dehghani, M, Sadeghi-Firoozabadi, V, Heidari, M & Khatibi, A 2021, 'Further support for the psychometric properties of the Farsi version of Perth Alexithymia Questionnaire', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 12, 657660. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.657660

Cohen-Adad, J, Alonso-Ortiz, E, Abramovic, M, Buchel, C, Doyon, J, Khatibi, A & Junqian, X 2021, 'Generic acquisition protocol and open-access data for quantitative MRI of the spinal cord', Nature protocols. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41596-021-00588-0

Cohen-adad, J, Alonso-ortiz, E, Abramovic, M, Arneitz, C, Atcheson, N, Barlow, L, Barry, RL, Barth, M, Battiston, M, Büchel, C, Budde, M, Callot, V, Combes, AJE, De Leener, B, Descoteaux, M, De Sousa, PL, Dostál, M, Doyon, J, Dvorak, A, Eippert, F, Epperson, KR, Epperson, KS, Freund, P, Finsterbusch, J, Foias, A, Fratini, M, Fukunaga, I, Gandini Wheeler-kingshott, CAM, Germani, G, Gilbert, G, Giove, F, Gros, C, Grussu, F, Hagiwara, A, Henry, P, Horák, T, Hori, M, Joers, J, Kamiya, K, Karbasforoushan, H, Keřkovský, M, Khatibi, A, Kim, J, Kinany, N, Kitzler, HH, Kolind, S, Kong, Y, Kudlička, P, Kuntke, P, Kurniawan, ND, Kusmia, S, Labounek, R, Laganà, MM, Laule, C, Law, CS, Lenglet, C, Leutritz, T, Liu, Y, Llufriu, S, Mackey, S, Martinez-heras, E, Mattera, L, Nestrasil, I, O’grady, KP, Papinutto, N, Papp, D, Pareto, D, Parrish, TB, Pichiecchio, A, Prados, F, Rovira, À, Ruitenberg, MJ, Samson, RS, Savini, G, Seif, M, Seifert, AC, Smith, AK, Smith, SA, Smith, ZA, Solana, E, Suzuki, Y, Tackley, G, Tinnermann, A, Valošek, J, Van De Ville, D, Yiannakas, MC, Weber Ii, KA, Weiskopf, N, Wise, RG, Wyss, PO & Xu, J 2021, 'Open-access quantitative MRI data of the spinal cord and reproducibility across participants, sites and manufacturers', Scientific Data, vol. 8, no. 1, 219 . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00941-8

Gevers-Montoro, C, Deldar, Z, Conesa-Buendía, FM, Lazar, EA, Mahillo-Fernandez, I, Khatibi, A & Ortega de Mues, A 2021, 'Pain catastrophizing mediates rapid benefits of accessing in-person chiropractic care during the COVID-19 lockdown', European Journal of Pain (United Kingdom). https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1872

Saberi, M, Khosrowabadi, R, Khatibi, A, Misic, B & Jafari, G 2021, 'Requirement to change of functional brain network across the lifespan', PLOS One, vol. 16, no. 11, e0260091. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260091

Khatibi, A, Sharpe, L, Dehghani, M, Ghalibaf, E, Hosseinchi, P, Mazidi, M, Ranjbar, S, Deldar, Z, Gevers-Montoro, C, Alizadeh, P, Alidoust, S, Babaei, A, Telkabadi, F & Ghadiri, T 2021, 'Suppression may improve adaptation to worry when facing uncertainty: studying COVID-19 pandemic', Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol. 12, 778375. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.778375

Saberi, M, Khosrowabadi, R, Khatibi, A, Misic, B & Jafari, G 2021, 'Topological impact of negative links on the stability of resting-state brain network', Scientific Reports, vol. 11, 2176. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-81767-7

Ranjbar, S, Mazidi, M, Sharpe, L, Dehghani, M & Khatibi, A 2020, 'Attentional control moderates the relationship between pain catastrophizing and selective attention to pain faces on the antisaccade task', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, no. 1, 12885. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-69910-2

Comment/debate

Cohen-Adad, J, Alonso-Ortiz, E, Abramovic, M, Arneitz, C, Atcheson, N, Barlow, L, Barry, RL, Barth, M, Battiston, M, Büchel, C, Budde, M, Callot, V, Combes, AJE, De Leener, B, Descoteaux, M, de Sousa, PL, Dostál, M, Doyon, J, Dvorak, A, Eippert, F, Epperson, KR, Epperson, KS, Freund, P, Finsterbusch, J, Foias, A, Fratini, M, Fukunaga, I, Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott, CAM, Germani, G, Gilbert, G, Giove, F, Gros, C, Grussu, F, Hagiwara, A, Henry, PG, Horák, T, Hori, M, Joers, J, Kamiya, K, Karbasforoushan, H, Keřkovský, M, Khatibi, A, Kim, JW, Kinany, N, Kitzler, HH, Kolind, S, Kong, Y, Kudlička, P, Kuntke, P, Kurniawan, ND, Kusmia, S, Labounek, R, Laganà, MM, Laule, C, Law, CS, Lenglet, C, Leutritz, T, Liu, Y, Llufriu, S, Mackey, S, Martinez-Heras, E, Mattera, L, Nestrasil, I, O’Grady, KP, Papinutto, N, Papp, D, Pareto, D, Parrish, TB, Pichiecchio, A, Prados, F, Rovira, À, Ruitenberg, MJ, Samson, RS, Savini, G, Seif, M, Seifert, AC, Smith, AK, Smith, SA, Smith, ZA, Solana, E, Suzuki, Y, Tackley, G, Tinnermann, A, Valošek, J, Van De Ville, D, Yiannakas, MC, Weber, KA, Weiskopf, N, Wise, RG, Wyss, PO & Xu, J 2021, 'Author Correction: Open-access quantitative MRI data of the spinal cord and reproducibility across participants, sites and manufacturers (Scientific Data, (2021), 8, 1, (219), 10.1038/s41597-021-00941-8)', Scientific Data, vol. 8, no. 1, 242. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-01026-2

Review article

Matthews, D, Elgueta Cancino, E, Falla, D & Khatibi, A 2021, 'Exploring pain interference with motor skill learning in humans: a protocol for a systematic review', BMJ open, vol. 11, no. 7, e045841. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045841

Fathi, HR, Yoonessi, A, Khatibi, A, Rezaeitalab, F & Rezaei-Ardani, A 2020, 'Crosstalk between Sleep Disturbance and Opioid Use Disorder: A Narrative Review', Addiction & health, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 140-158. https://doi.org/10.22122/ahj.v12i2.249

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