The main field of research is represented by human biology,
considering both adults and subjects during growth. In particular,
the considered aspects regard auxology, secular trend, weight
status, body composition (both considering methodological aspects,
than those relate with the study of its variability in the
different populations), somatotype, and body image, with specific
reference to environmental and physical activity influence.
The studies have been carried out on different populations,
among them immigrants (Italian, from Central Asia, Quechua,
Chinese, the immigrants population in Bologna). The interest is
aimed to the different environmental conditions in which these
populations live, to the environmental stress (rural and urban
environment, high altitude, change of life-style, etc..) and to
sport practice. At this purpose numerous studies have been carried
out on sport elite athletes (artistic and rythmic gymnasts), or on
young athletes (rugby).
The results of the research activities have been presented in
several international and national scientific meetings and
published in international and national scientific reviews.