I am a Senior Lecturer at the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Portsmouth.  I am a mathematician whose research focuses on the mathematical modelling for medical, biological and environmental applications. My expertise ranges from modelling of complex dynamical systems to handling and analysing experimental data.

I obtained my PhD in Applied Mathematics in 2004 from the University of Naples Federico II (Italy) and I held postdoctoral positions at the University of Naples and at the University of Durham (UK). Following these, I worked as Mathematical Modeller at Rothamsted Research (UK). 

I am currently working at a model for multi-drugs therapies for prostate cancer, and I am task leader in the H2020 EU-funded project Diverfarming where she is responsible for the modelling of soil carbon dynamics under different agricultural practices and climate conditions.

I am a member of the Nonlinear and Complex Systems Research Group and my research interests involve nonlinear differential equations, applied dynamical systems, biostatistics and mathematical biology.

Research interests

  • Population dynamics
  • Mathematical epidemiology
  • Theoretical ecology
  • Nonlinear dynamics, stability properties in dynamical systems
  • Medical statistics
  • Monte Carlo based calibration and uncertainty analysis
  • Network-based analysis of biological data