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Mario Mazzocchi


Department of Statistical Sciences "Paolo Fortunati"

Academic discipline: SECS-S/03 Economic Statistics

Director of Organisational Unit (UOS) Rimini of Department of Statistical Sciences "Paolo Fortunati"

Curriculum vitae

Born in Rimini, 10 November 1972


1996-2000 University of Siena, PhD in Agricultural Economics & Policy
1991-1996 University of Bologna, Laurea Degre e in Statistics & Economics


2017-to date Professor, University of Bologna
2010-2017  Associate Professor, University of Bologna
2005-2010  Lecturer, University of Bologna
2002-2005  Lecturer, University of Reading
2000-2002  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Bologna


2014-2017 – ERA-Net Susdiet (Carasso Foundation & MiPAAF), SUSFOOD project “Implementing sustainable diets in Europe”.
2013-2016 – Joint Programme Initiative DEDIPAC (MIUR), “Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity; Knowledge Hub to integrate and develop infrastructure for research across Europe” (Member of the Management Team, Co-ordinator of national consortium INTREPID)
2011-2014  European Commission, 7th Framework Programme, Connect4Action support action, “Strategies for improving communication between social and consumer scientists, food technology developers and consumers”, WP leader
2010-2015  European Commission, 7th FP, Nu-Age project, “New dietary strategies addressing the specific needs of elderly population for an healthy ageing in Europe”
2009-2012  European Commission, 7th FP, Eatwell project, “Interventions to Promote Healthy Eating Habits: Evaluations and Recommendations”, WP leader
2007-2012  European Commission, 6th FP, MoniQA Network of Excellence, "Towards the harmonisation of analytical methods for monitoring food quality and safety in the food supply chain", WP leader
2003-2005  European Commission, 5th FP, Trust project, "Food Risk Communication and Consumers' Trust in the Food Supply Chain"


2017-2018 Consultant to FAO, Trade & Nutrition Division, on “the effectiveness of policies targeted at promoting healthy eating”
2012-2014 Consultant to the FAO, Regional Office for Europe and Asia
2011-2012 Consultant to the FAO, Economic & Social Development Department, Trade & Market Division
1999-present  Consultant to the Emilia-Romagna Region, Directorate Agriculture, annual statistical yearbook on the regional agri-food system
2005-2010  Consultant to the FAO, ESDG, Global Perspectives Unit on the evaluation of nutritional policies2005-2006  Collaboration with the EC, DG Agriculture, tender “CAP's contribution to EU Economic and Social Cohesion”
2001  Consultant to Ervet spa, Ex-ante evaluation of the EU Structural Funds Obj. 1 Programme impact on the Emilia-Romagna region


2015 to date  Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Joint Programme Initiative HDHL (A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life)
2014 to date  Co-editor in chief, Food Policy
2013 Agricultural Economics Society, Outstanding Young Researcher award
2012-2013 Associate Editor, Food Policy
2012 to date  Member of the committee for the PhD programme in Statistical Sciences of the University of Bologna
2010 to date  Participant to the Atomium Culture project for dissemination of the European Research, nominated by the University of Bologna
2005 to date  Visiting Research Fellow, University of Reading
2005  ERAE/EAAE award for best paper by young author published in the European Review of Agricultural Economics
2005  University of Reading, Teaching Excellence Award


Current: Planning and Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs (PG), Statistics (UG), Statistics for Economics (UG),
Past: Statistics for Healthcare, Quantitative Methods for Decision Analysis, Economic and Marketing Data Analysis Lab, Marketing Research, Quantitative Methods for Economic Policy, Research Methods & Data Analysis, Consumer Behaviour and Food Marketing

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