Psychologist, Associate Professor in Psychodynamics at the Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, she teaches Psychodynamics and Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Bologna. She is founding member of SIRCIP (Società Italiana Ricerca Clinica Intervento Perinatale). She is expert in Perinatal Psychopathology and she works on the transition to parenthood in the context of: preterm birth; infertility and Assisted Reproduction Technology.