Education

DUCATION AND TRAINING
July 30th, 1981: Degree in Medicine at the Milano University (110/110 cum laude)
July 11th, 1985: Degree in Neurology at the Milano University (70/70 cum laude)
1986-1989: PhD in Psychobiology (section Neuropsychology) at the Milano University

MOTHER TONGUE: ITALIAN
OTHER LANGUAGES:
FRENCH: same level as Italian
ENGLISH: Excellent
GERMAN: very good
SPANISH: Excellent
PORTUGUESE: good
RUSSIAN: basic

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
1991-1994: Consultant at the Neurorehabilitation Centre at the Seregno Hospital
1994-1998: Consultant at the Third Neurology Department of the Milano University
1993-1997: Neuropsychology Adviser at the Neurology Ward, Ospedale Predabissi, Melegnano
1994-2000: Neuropsychology Adviser at the Neurology Ward, Ospedale di Legnano.
Since 2005: Neuropsychological Adviser for awake surgery, Ospedale Policlinico, Milano (Neurosurgeon: Prof. L. Bello)
2007: Expert for the Regione Lombardia, Project: Sovvenzione Globale Ingenio, FSE 2000-2006 to build a neuropsychology laboratory for Neurosurgical patients at the Ospedale Maggiore, Policlinico, Milano. 
Since 2007: she collaborates with the Audiovestibular section of the Ospedale di Circolo, Varese (dr. Sandro Burdo) to study the development of language in cochlear implant.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
1989-1991: Appointment to the MRC Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge as Research Assistant to work with Prof. A.D. Baddeley
November 1st, 1998- September 30th, 2001: Associate Professor - University of Palermo.
Since October 1st, 2001: Full Professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Psychology. 
May-July 2006: Visiting Professor at the University of York.

AWARDS
1986-1987: Grant by the Foreign Ministry to work at the Neurology Department of Freiburg University, Germany
1987: Grant from the European Brain and Behaviour Society to attend the IBRO World Congress in Budapest.
1987: Grant from the NATO to attend the NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Reading and Writing Disorders in Different Languages", Il Ciocco.
1988: Grant from the European Science Foundation for a three-months fellowship at the MRC Applied Psychology Unit.
1989:Grant from the European Science Foundation to attend the Winter School on "Anatomy and Psychology", Zuoz.
1997: Grant from the Experimental Psychology Society and Padua University to attend the Joint Meeting of Psychology, Cardiff.
2007: Erasmus Grant to teach at the University of Paris5, May 13-18.

LEADERSHIP SKILLS
2002-2008: Head of the Psychology Department (over 80 members), University of Milano-Bicocca.
2007-2012 : Coordinator of the PhD in Experimental Psychology, Linguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Milano-Bicocca.
2010-2015: President of the PhD School in Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Milano-Bicocca.
2011-2013: Member of the Ethical Committee of the University of MIlano-Bicocca
2013- : Member of the Consiglio di Disciplina (Discipline Committee) of the Milano-Bicocca University.
2015-2017: Elected Member of the Giunta di Dipartimento, UNiversity of Milano-Bicocca
2017- : Clinical Director of the Neurocognitive Rehabilitation Centre (CeRiN), Rovereto
2016- : President of the Italian Neuropsychology Society (2013-2016. Secretary-Treasurer)

RESEARCH GRANTS
2000: MURST Grant, as Principal Investigator of the research unit, for a two-year project on Lexical deficits and non-literal language comprehension in aphasic patients 
2003: MIUR Grant as Principal Investigator of the Unit, for a two-year project on "Idiom comprehension: neural correlates and role of grammatical structure"
2005: MIUR Grant as Principal Investigator of the unit, for a two-year project on "Short-term memory and sentence comprehension".
2007-2009: Grant from the Royal Society for an International Joint Project with prof. Vincent Walsh, ICN London: The neural basis of spatial navigation in humans: a TMS study.
2008: Grant from the Audiologic Foundation, Ospedale di Circolo Varese: Language development in children with cochlear implant.
2010: Grant from the Cariplo for a project "high-level PhD in Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience"

SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP
Italian Neuropsychology Society; 
International Neuropsychological Symposium;
Academy of Aphasia; 
International Neuropsychological Society;
Italian Neurology Society (SIN)
Italian Neurorehabilitation Society (SIRN) 
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Psychophysiology Society
SYMPOSIA ORGANIZATION, MAIN INVITATIONS TO CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA:
1989: Invited speaker to the International Conference on “Neuropsychological disorders associated with subcortical lesions”. Title: “Subcortical localization of ideomotor apraxia”.September 26-28th, Villa Olmo, Como.
1998: Invited speaker to the International Neuropsychological Symposium. Title: " Working Memory". June 22-27th, Jerusalem.
1999, 2003, 2004: invited speaker at the Annual Neuropsychological Conference, Innsbruck
2001: Organizer of the symposium "Mechanisms of lexical access in speech production" at the XIX Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, January 21st-26th.
2001: Organizer of a symposium at the Annual SIN meeting (Neaples, September 14-18) on "Frontal lobe and frontal syndrome".
2004: Organizer of the symposium "Different methodological approaches in the study of language", Les Arcs, March 8th-15th, 2004
2004: Invited speaker at the symposium "Neuropsychology of Human Memory” , First European Neuropsychological Conference, Modena, April 19th.
2004 Invited speaker at the EURESCO Conference "Mind, Language and Metaphor" , Granada, Spain, 24 - 29 April 2004.
2004: Invited speaker at the Workshop " The dysexecutive impairment and the degenerative dementia", Neaples, June 11th.
2004: Invited speaker at the Centro San Giovanni di Dio-Fatebenefratelli IRCCS, Brescia, June 28th.
2005: Invited speaker at the Workshop on "Clinical Neuropsychology. Cognitive rehabilitation: results and limits", Brescia University, Faculty of Medicine, May 31st.
2006: Invited speaker at the Workshop on Lexical Complexity, Satellite activity of the 12th Organization for Human Brain Mapping Meeting: the Architecture of Language from cognitive modelling to brain mapping and back, Pisa, June 8-10th.
2006: Invited speaker at the Symposium in honour of Luigi Vignolo, Società Italiana di Neuropsicologia
October 2007: invited to attend a Symposium on the concreteness effect at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Washington DC, Bologna, November 25th.
19.02.09: Invited speaker at the meeting 'ICT and Assistive Cognitive Technologies', dissemination activity of the European Project “HERMES - Cognitive Care and Guidance for Active Aging”
26.05.09: Invited speaker at the Annual Conference “Pietro Paoletti”, University of Pavia.
19-21.07.09: Invited speaker to the XXIII Advanced Course for Young Neurosurgeons "Clinical and Neuropsychological Evaluation of Gliomas".
9-10-2009: Invited speaker at the Workshop “Comunicazione e Neuroscienze”, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano.
21-11-2009: Invited speaker at the Forum di Omegna ( title: “Reading, mind and brain. What does it happen in the reader's mind"). European Project "Amicolibro".
10-12-2009 Invited speaker at the Advanced Course in Neuropsychology (title: "Anomia"), Istituto Neurologico Besta, Milano.
6-9/09/2011 Invited speaker at the "Scientific Workshop: Mapping Functional Networks for Brain Surgery", ISMRM (International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine", Milano, Hotel Melìa, 6-9 settembre 2011
27-31/01/2014: Invited speaker at the symposium "Cognitive Neurosurgery" nell'ambito del 32mo Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone.
29/11/2014: Invited speaker at the 22° Pezcoller Seminar: LGG: now and perspectives.
05/12/2014: Invitated speaker at the 20 years of Neurosurgery in Bolzano. "Where we were/where we go to". La valutazione neuropsicologica dei pazienti con lesione in area critica.
26/06/2015: Invited speaker ELGGN meeting, Paris 25-26-27 June 2015.
26/09/2015: Invited speaker to the Congress "Gliomas and the brain", Brescia, 
January 2018: invited speaker at the Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone "Neuropsychology of STM: where are we now"


CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION
2002: "Workshop on neuropsychological Rehabilitation", Milano-Bicocca University, November 29th.
2003: Organizer of the International Neuropsychological Symposium June 24-29, Mondello.
September 2007: Member of the Scientific Committee for the organization of the Annual Congress of the Italian Psychology Society, Como.
2009: Vice-Chair of the Program Committee of the Academy of Aphasia, Boston
2010: Chair of the Program Committee for the Academy of Aphasia, Athens.

EDITORIAL ACTIVITY
2002-2008 Consulting Editor for Neuropsychology. 
2006- Associate Editor for The Journal of Neuropsychology
2017- Board of Editor Neuropsychology Review
2014- Board of Editor Journal of Neurolinguistics
2013- Guest Editor Cortex
2018 Guest Co-Editor Cortex
Regular referee for: Brain, Cortex, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Neuropsychologia, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, The European Journal of Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Applied Psycholinguistics, Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, Journal of Neurolinguistics, Brain and Language, Neuroimage.
 

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