Born on the 28th of January 1973. Master of Science in Electronic Engineering at the University of Rome, “La Sapienza” (2000). PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Bologna (2004) in collaboration with the University of Rome “Foro Italico”, supervisor Prof. Aurelio Cappozzo. Since 2006 she is Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at “Foro Italico”. Currently lecturer in the M.Sc. Bioengineering (at “Roma Tre”), in the M.Sc. Sport Science and Techniques and M.Sc. Sport Management (at “Foro Italico”). Past member of the Doctorate of Philosophy school in Sport Sciences, Physical Exercise and Ergonomy (2007-2012). She supervised four post docs, six PhD candidates, and more than twenty student theses. She co-authored 16 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 40 Conferences abstracts. She participated in several research programmes financed by International (CEE – IST; Universitè Franco-Italienne) and National Agencies (Italian Ministry for University and Research; Italian Ministry of Health) and by her Institution. She has been awarded two Elsevier Awards (2001, 2006); an ex-aequo PhD award (2005); and two Young Investigator Awards (2002, 2004). She serves as a reviewer for several journals in the domain of Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. Member of the Italian Society for Movement Analysis in Clinics, International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, and European Society of Biomechanics. Her research concerns: 1. increasing the resolution of human movement analysis, performed using stereophotogrammetry, addressing the relative movement within skin and bone (soft tissue artifact) and the inaccuracy in anatomical landmark identification; 2. qualitative and quantitative technique and performance analysis in sport through applied and methodological studies for the reliable in-field quantification of critical performance features (track and field sports, tennis, volleyball and weightlifting) and neuromuscular control studies in elite karateka.
Biography Updated on 13 August 2012