About me

I was born in Italy. I completed my BSc in Psychology and MSc in Neuroscience and Neuropsychology at the University of Bologna.

I moved to London as an Erasmus student and I fell in love with the city. After a few years working as a Research Assistant, I was offered the opportunty to complete my PhD and first postdoctoral training in London.

I am very excited to now have the opportunity to continue my research development in Stockhom, Sweden.

I am interested in using scientific methods to understand the mechanisms underlying the development of body representation, and by implication of the sense of self. I believe that a multidisciplinary approach can promote the development of novel translational interventions that take into account the dimensionality of psychiatric and neurological disorders, beyond diagnostic, descriptive categorisations.

Mobility has been a key component of my personal and professional development, and European mobility programmes provided me the financial and administrative tools to start my career as a researcher. My international experience testifies to my ability to adapt to different research frameworks and work environments as well as to different cultures. These opportunities have allowed me to improve my language and communication skills, and to develop excellent flexibility, problem solving and project management skills.

Curriculum Vitae

June 2020 – May 2022

Marie Curie Research Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockhom

Past Experiences

Honorary Research Associate
(Nov 2018 – Sept 2021)
Department of Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology, University College London, London

Postdoctoral Researcher
(Nov 2018 – May 2020)
Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

Visiting Researcher
(Feb 2018 & October 2018)
Department of Psychology, Universidad Loyola Andalucía, Seville, Spain

Postdoctoral Researcher
(Sept 2016 – Oct 2018)
Department of Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology, University College London, London

Visiting Lecturer
(Feb 2014 – Aug 2016)
Department of Psychology and Sport Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

PhD student
(Feb 2013 – Aug 2016)
Department of Psychology and Sport Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

Research Assistant
(Oct 2011 – Jan 2013)
Institite of Psychiatry, King’s College London, London

Research Internship
(July 2010 – Feb 2011)
Centre for Studies and Research in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Bologna, Cesena, Italy

Neuropsychological Training
(March 2008 – May 2008)
‘Santo Stefano’ Rehabilitation Centre, Porto Potenza Picena, Italy

Other Roles

Communication officer, Karolinska Institutet Postdoc Association (KIPA)
(Nov 2018 – )
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

Communication officer, Neuroscience Careers Network
(June 2017 – Oct 2018)
University College London

Support Officer, Athena Scientific Women’s Academic Network Committee (SWAN)
(April 2016 – Sept 2016)
Division of Psychology and Language Science, University College London

Fundings, Prizes, & Awards

  • February 2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowship (Euro 191,000)
  • July 2018: Travel grant for conference attendance, Guarantors of Brain (£450)
  • December 2017: European Erasmus+ Training Grant (£ 2,000)
  • August 2016: Neuropsychoanalysis research fellowship ($ 15,000)
  • August 2016: Fund for Psychoanalytic Research, American Psychoanalytic Association ($ 20,000)
  • May 2016: Travel grant for conference attendance, Guarantors of Brain (£450)
  • April 2016: Best oral communication prize, University of Hertfordshire Research Conference, United Kingdom
  • April 2015: Top 10 posters at the conference ‘Implication of Research on the Neuroscience of Affect, Attachment, and Social Cognition’, University College London
  • July 2014: Best poster presentation, 15th NPSA conference, New York City, USA
  • February 2013: PhD Scholarship, University of Hertfordshire (£45,000)
  • January 2010: European Erasmus Scholarship (Euro 1,500)

%d bloggers like this: