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I have published over 60 papers in peer reviewed journals with several co-authors around the world.

H-index = 19 (Scopus) and 24 from Google Scholar. Number of citations = 797 from Scopus and 1528 from Google scholar, i10-index = 32 from Google Scholar.



ORCID ID [0000-0002-1992-6271],

Scopus ID [36158220300]),

Web of Science ID [N-8808-2019],



I graduated at the University of Padua under the supervision of Cesare Cornoldi. During my Ph.D.

I spent a period of research at Georgia Tech under the supervision of Randy Engle. Between the 2016 and the 2019 I was senior lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University and I'm currently working at the University of Genoa.


I was involved in projects focused on human intelligence, working memory and neurodevelopmental disorders.  I am currently performing  complex analyses on large scale datasets (e.g., PISA, INVALSI). I am also interested in advanced statistical analysis, Monte Carlo Simulations, Bayesian analyses, SEM etc.


I collaborated with more than 69 co-authors around the world, from Georgia Tech, University of Cambridge, University of Durham, La Trobe University, University La Sapienza, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Strathclyde, Brunel University, Gent University  among others.