She has a PhD in Sociology and Social Research. She works for IRPPS-CNR with a research grant in the field of the monitoring and assessment of national policies against gender violence. In her studies, in particular she has investigated the application of both quantitative and qualitative social survey methodological issues and tools. The skills gained in this field have enabled her to work on various research assignments with the University of Trento and Bologna and with public and private institutions, mainly in the thematic areas of disability, drug addiction, immigration, policies addressed towards the elderly and young people, with a particular focus on policy monitoring and evaluation. She is author of several publications, amongst which in particular the monograph “Women on Heroin”, published by Franco Angeli in 2011.