I am a behavioural economist and Senior Lecturer in the School of Accounting, Economics, and Finance, where I teach behavioural economics and public policies and where I am actively involved in a number of research projects. In addition to my teaching and research activities, I am a member of the Faculty's Athena SWAN SAT and Ethics Committee.

As part of the Athena Swan SAT, I have been actively involved in establishing initiatives aimed at increasing the representation of women in Economics. These initiatives include a 'Women in Economics Network' serving as a mentoring platform for women economics students and an outreach program targeting underrepresented groups in economics under the 'Discover Economics' banner from the Royal Economics Society.

I am a well-established researcher in behavioral economics, and I use experimental methods and econometric techniques to explore a number of hugely relevant issues such as gender representation in organisations, fairness of institutions, and public goods provision. I published the findings from my research in high-quality international journals such as Public Administration Review, Experimental Economics, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Public Choice, and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.


I hold a PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia, a MSc in Economics from the University of Siena (Italy), and a BSc in Economics from the University of Bologna (Italy). Prior to joining the University of Portsmouth, I was Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Germany. Before that, I had been Research Associate at the Centre for Reasoning, University of Kent. In autumn 2019 I was granted research leave, during which I visited the University of Southampton. 

Research interests

Current research projects are:

Other projects focus on fair institutions for the provision of NIMBY projects and on gender discrimination in financial settings.

Ph.D. supervision

I am happy to discuss ideas in any area of behavioral economics, but especially topics related to gender representation, diversity, and inclusion.

Teaching responsibilities

My teaching is research-informed, with a specialisation in behavioral economics, public policies, and topics in economics and psychology.

Current modules:

  • Psychology and Altruism in Economics and Finance – L5 (teaching and coordination)
  • Behavioural Economics and Game Theory – L5 (teaching)
  • Labour Markets and Public Policies – L6 (teaching)
  • Economics – L4 (teaching)

I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and PhD research.

Media availability

I am happy to take calls and emails from the media on my research, and I am aware of the need to respond to journalists in a timely manner. Please contact me at or on +44 23 9284 4270.