Curriculum Vitae

Academic Achievements

2017 to present Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory of Human Cerebrovascular Physiology in the Cumming School of Medicine of the University of Calgary, Canada

2012-2017 Phd in Brain and cognitive sciences, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Canada

2012-Qualified to practice as a Psychologist in Italy

2011/2012-Internship with Professor Iaria at Neurolab, University of Calgary, Canada

2008/2010-Master degree in Applied, Clinical and Health Psychology – Neuroscience,   University of L’Aquila, Italy

2005/2008-Bachelor degree in Applied Psychological Sciences – Psychobiology, University of L’Aquila, Italy

Teaching experience 

SoTL Foundation Program: Postdoctoral scholar badge (2018), Taylor Institute of Teching and Learning, University of Calgary, Canada

Invited Guest lecture on Sleep and Social Cognition for Dr. Brandy Callahan, Fall 2017 Human neuropsychology course (PSYCH 479)

Teaching assistant for Human neuropsychology (PSYCH 479), University of Calgary, Canada (Fall 2015/Winter 2016)

Teaching assistant forDesign and analysis in psychological research (PSYCH 411), University of Calgary, Canada (Spring 2015)

Teaching assistant for Human neuropsychology (PSYCH 479), University of Calgary, Canada (Winter 2015)

Teaching assistant (marking) for Psychology of aging (PSYCH 353) and Brain and behaviour (PSYCH 375), University of Calgary, Canada (Fall and Winter 2013/14)

Teaching assistant for Memory (PSYCH 463) University of Calgary, Canada (Winter 2013)

Teaching assistant for Human neuropsychology (PSYCH 479) University of Calgary, Canada (Fall 2012/13)


2018- Alzheimer Society of Canada Research Program (ASRP) Postdoctoral Fellowship

2018- Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN) Multi-site Mentoring Program Award CSCN MMP award

2017- Dr. Barrie I. Strafford Postdoctoral Scholar Award in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies

2016-Faculty of Graduate Studies travel award

2016-Department of Psychology Graduate Student travel award

2015-Department of Psychology Graduate Student travel award

2012-Warren Vale Doc Entra Scholarship 12/2012

2011-P.O.R Italy


2017- to present Peer reviewer for Journal of Sleep Research, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Ageing Research Reviews, Scientific Reports (Nature).

2017-Member in the Canadian sleep Society (CSS), the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN), the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) and in the International Group for Endovascular Oncology (IGEVO)

2016-Member in the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS)

2016-Registrar for Mount Pleasant Community Association Playgroup

2015-Brain Day: educational days for kids on brain health and safety

2012 and 2013-Fernie Canadian Spring Conference of Brain and Behaviour organization

Specialized training

2018- CPR Level A and AED training

2017-Spill response training, Biosafety program (training), Biosafety blood borne pathogens (training), Biosafety Biohazards handling (training), Hazard assessment (training)

2016-MRI safety training level 2 (in training)

2016-Laboratory safety training

2016-WHMIS 2015

2016-MRI safety training level 1 refresher Alberta Children Hospital, Calgary

2014-Advanced fMRI Design and Analysis Using SPM

2013-MRI safety training level 1 Foothill Hospital, Calgary

2013-Ohbm Seattle “The connectome” workshop

2012-Basic fMRI Design and Analysis Using SPM


2015 to present-Coach for Women snowboard federation(WSF)

2015-Coach for Alberta snowboarding association (ASA)

Christmas break 2012/2013-Coach for Hidden valley ski resort Elk water, Canada

Season 2012/2013-Coach for Riders on Board Calgary, Canada

2012-National Canadian Coaching Program (NCCP) and Comp development part A

2012-Canadian association of snowboard instructors (CASI) level 1 and 2