Born in Pavia on 12 July 1981.
Academic degree: Degree in Psychology – University of Pavia: 110/110 summa cum laude (2005). PhD in Psychology, University of Pavia (2010).
Present position: From 2018 – Associate Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology – Dept of Brain and Behavioural Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia (Italy)
From her PhD, she developed a specific interest in studying occupational well-being in high-risk occupations, in particular rescue workers, such as firefighters, police officers, ambulance operators. At the same time, she started studying stress and burnout among healthcare professions. In both cases, the perspective was the positive psychology, with the aim of analyzing not only detrimental effects, but also personal and organizational resources able at buffering the negative effects played by stressors.
In more recent years, she is studying violence at work, in all its forms: verbal aggression, mistreatment, physical aggression and also thefts and robberies. These research were carried out in Italy and in Ireland, mainly among trade and healthcare personnel.
Another topic of interest regards bioethical issues in specific healthcare professionals, i.e. those who for professional duty take care of terminal patients, with the risk of developing moral distress.