I am a Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, Liverpool Hope University. In 2013, I earned my Ph.D. from Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). In 2014-2015, I was a Post-doctoral Research fellow in the Social-Emotional Development and Intervention Lab at the University of Toronto (Canada).
A substantial portion of my research activity regards the study of the developmental antecedents (e.g., moral emotions, self-efficacy beliefs) and potential outcomes (e.g., resilience, self-esteem, academic achievement) of prosocial behaviour in children and adolescents. My research is aimed to identify the components of social, emotional, and cognitive development that can be targeted by intervention programs to counteract children’s and adolescents’ antisocial behaviour and simultaneously promote their prosocial functioning in school and out-of-school contexts. I mostly investigate these research questions using quantitative methodologies such as latent variable approaches for longitudinal data.