I am a PhD student at the University of Trieste, working on body image representations and social perception in Eating Disorders.

I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychological Sciences and Techniques from the University of Trieste in 2012. Because of my growing interest in the field of neuroscience, I then started a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience and Neuro-psychological Rehabilitation at the University of Bologna, where I graduated in November 2014, discussing the thesis “I see it on your face: a cc-PAS study on emotion recognition”.

In December 2014, I decided to do the first part of my postgraduate internship at the Department of Psychology in Bologna, working on a TMS project aimed at investigating the role of body representations in actions imitation. I moved to UK at the end of the semester to complete the intership at Bangor University, where I actively participated in a wide project focussed on exploring the link between spirituality and empathy under the supervision of Prof. Urgesi.

In 2017, I obtained a Second Cycle Degree Master in "Psycho-nutritional Rehabilitation in Eating Disorders" at the University of Udine.  Currently, I’m attending a 3-year PhD program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of Trieste, investigating body image updating and social prediction skills in ED patients.