Sandra Amatriain Fernandez

Research staff
Sandra Amatriain Fernandez, Dr
Department for the Psychology of Human Movement and Sport
Dr. Sandra Matriain Fernandez
Room E019
Seidelstraße 20
07749 Jena
Academic Vita
  • Since 2022: Researcher at the Department for the Psychology of Human Movement
    and Sport, Institute of Sport Science, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
  • 2021 – 2022: Research Member of the ISM Institute for Systems Medicine, MSH
    Medical School Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2020 – 2022: Researcher at the MSH Medical School Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Since 2020: External Research Collaborator of the Learning and Control of Human
    Movement in Physical Activity and Sport (ACoM) group, University of A Coruña, A
    Coruña, Spain
  • 2020: Ph.D., in Sports Science, Physical Education and Healthy Physical Activity,
    University of A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain. Thesis: Inhibitory Control in Schoolers: Domain
    Evaluation and Analysis of the Effects of Exercise Interventions
  • 2011-2012: Master in Compulsory Secondary Education, Specialty in Physical
    Education, Camilo José Cela University, Madrid, Spain
  • 2011-2012: Diploma in Physical Education Teaching, Camilo José Cela University,
    Madrid, Spain
  • 2006-2010: Bachelor in Sports Science and Physical Activity, University of A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain

Research Interests:

  • Physical exercise and health
  • Physical exercise and executive functions
  • Cognition and motor performance
  • Yalçin, M., Mundorf, A., Thiel, F., Amatriain-Fernández, S., Schulze Kalthoff, I.,
    Beucke, J. C., Budde, H., Garthus-Niegel, S., Peterburs, J., Relógio, A. (2022). It's
    about time: the circadian network as time-keeper for cognitive functioning,
    locomotor activity and mental health. Frontiers in Physiology, Chronobiology. doi:
  • Machado S., Texeria D., Amatriain-Fernández S., Budde H., Imperatori C., MurilloRodriguez E., Monteiro D., Telles-Correia D., Souza Sa Filoh A. (2022). Can regular physical exercise be a treatment for panic disorder? A systematic review. Expert
    Review of Neurotherapeutics. doi: 10.1080/14737175.2021.2005581
  • Amatriain-Fernández, S., Ezquerro García-Noblejas, M., Budde, H. (2021). Effects
    of exercise interventions on the inhibitory control of children and adolescents: A
    systematic review and meta-analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science
    in Sports. doi: 10.1111/sms.13934
  • Bösselmann, V., Amatriain-Fernández, S., Gronwald, T., Murillo-Rodriguez, E.,
    Machado, S., Budde, H. (2021). Physical Activity, Boredom and Fear of COVID-19
    among Adolescents in Germany. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.624206
  • Amatriain-Fernández, S., Budde, H., Gronwald, T., Quiroga, C., Machado, S., TellesCorreia, D., Imperatori, C., Yamamoto, T., Murillo-Rodríguez, E. (2020). Modulation of The Endocannabinoid System as a Potential Mediator for Enhancing the Benefits
    of Exercise on Mental Health. Current Neuropharmacology. doi: 10.2174/1570159X19666201218112748
  • Souza Sá Filho, A., Gottgtroy Miranda, T., Cavalcante de Paula, C., Barsanulfo, S. R.,
    Teixeira, D., Monteiros, D., Cid, L., Imperatory, C., Yamamoto, T., Murillo-Rodriguez, E.,
    Amatriain-Fernández, S., Budde, H., Machado, S. (2020). COVID-19 and quarantine:
    expanding understanding of how to stay physically active at home. Frontiers in
    Psychology; Health Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.566032
  • Amatriain-Fernández, S., Gronwald, T., Murillo-Rodríguez, E., Imperatori, C., Solano,
    A. F., Latini, A., & Budde, H. (2020). Physical Exercise Potentials Against Viral
    Diseases Like COVID-19 in the Elderly. Frontiers in Medicine, 7, 379-379. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2020.00379
  • Amatriain-Fernández, S., Murillo-Rodriguez, E., Gronwald, T., Machado, S., & Budde,
    H. (2020). Benefits of Physical Activity and Physical Exercise in the Time of
    Pandemic. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12(S1),
    S264-S266. doi: 10.1037/tra0000643
  • Wegner, M., Amatriain-Fernández, S., Kaulitzky, A., Murillo-Rodriguez, E. Machado
    S., Budde, H. (2020). Systematic review of meta-analyses: Exercise effects on
    depression in children and adolescents. Frontiers in Psychiatry 11 (81). doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00081
    - Fogelson, N., Li, L., Díaz-Brage, P., Amatriain-Fernández, S., del Valle-Inclan, F.
    (2019). Altered predictive contextual processing of emotional faces versus
    abstract stimuli in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Clinical Neurophysiology
    130 (2019) 963–975. doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2019.03.031
Further Activities

Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer:

  •  Biomolecular Concepts
  • BMJ Open
  • Family Relations
  • Mental Health and Physical Activity
  • Scientific Data
  • Scientific Reports

Summer Term 2022: