I hold a degree in Jurisprudence ( 4 years education) from the University of Milan – Bicocca. I completed my MSc Health Promotion & Public Health at CCCU and was awarded the David Stears postgraduate prize. Following this, I completed n Master (Italian) in Health Services Management. For my PhD, I explored the effectiveness and transferability, to Italy, of an English model of health promotion which was based on participation in singing groups for older adults.
I have experience of working in a non-profit organisation which focused on developing local health promotion activities for older people. Later, I worked as a research fellow for the Department of Public Health and Infectious Disease at the University of Rome where I worked on projects funded by the European Union. For the Centre for Nursing Culture and Research, I led the proposal to study the Lifestyle, Health and Well-being of Italian Nurses and Student Nurses, and organised subsequent conferences. I am fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian.
I am member of the Royal Society of Public Health. I am also part of Higher Education Academy.