About me

I was born and grew up in South Tyrol, a small multilingual region in Northern Italy.

In 2018 I moved to Austria to study Psychology at the University of Vienna, where I completed a BSc in Psychology and a MSc in Psychology with a specialization in social neuroscience, cognitive psychology and research methods.

In my master thesis, I investigated factors that modulate neural activation during action observation. I also got to opportunity to work as a research assistant in the Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) Unit, where I contributed to projects on comparative neuroscience with dogs and humans and where I found my passion for research under the guidance of my mentors and supervisors Magdalena Boch and Claus Lamm.

In September 2023, I got the great opportunity to move to London to join the IP-PAD Doctoral Network and to persue a PhD in Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, with Manos Tsakiris as my primary and Kaat Smets as secondary PhD supervisors. At Royal Holloway, I am closely collaborating with researchers from the Centre for the Politics of Feelings and the Lab of Action and Body, as well as with researchers from the Department of Politics and International Relations.

You can hear more about my research project and myself in the short video below.

IP-PAD MSCA Doctoral Network Member