Adjunct Professor at the University of Bologna in 2007-2009 and since 2017 in the field of geography of development, political, finance and economic geography.
From 2008 to 2018 she has been adjunct professor at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and lectured in other Italian Universities in the field of geography and applied economics (University of Salento; University of Tor Vergata, Uninettuno). As of 2014 she withholds the national academic qualification (ASN) as Associate professor in the fields of Geography, as 2020 those of Full professor.
She is also permanent director at the Italian Ministry of Economic development since 2010 and member of various national and European committees. Among others, she has been managing EU programmes and international projects. Currently she deals with sustainable energy transition policies the circular economy and policies for sustainable development.
Research interests lie particularly in the relationship between geography and policies, with particular attention to sustainable development, geography of finance, energy, raw materials and natural resources, blue economy, Low Carbon Economy, Cohesion, Neighborhood, Eu integration, multi-level governance EU policies and tourism.
MEng in Environmental and Territorial Engineering at University of Bologna (Italy), Erasmus- Socrates Programme at the Dept. of Engineering at University of Newcastle (UK); Post-Grad. Dipl. in Management at Vrije Universiteit Brussels VUB (Belgium), TAGS Programme at SPRU-University of Sussex (UK); PhD in Environmental Quality and Regional Economic Development at University of Bologna; Short-master in SME and Internationalisation at CTC; Short-master in Human resource management in the public sector at National School for the Public Administration.