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PhD geologist, since 1999 researcher at the Italian Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome. Her scientific activity covers the fields of geomorphology and engineering geology, focusing on the seismic, geomorphological and geotechnical aspects aimed at the hazards evaluation. She was Adjunct Professor in Geology and Applied Geology at the Universities of Rome "Sapienza" and Viterbo "Tuscia". Currently she is member of the Experts Committee of the PhD course: “Design and management of environment and landscape”, at the University of Rome “Sapienza”. She was a collaborator of the Italian Council of Researches, the Universities of RomaTre, Genova and the Politecnico of Milan. She is a frontliner among the international proponents of Geoethics, convener of sessions in meetings (34th International Geological Congress 2012; EGU General Assembly 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; Geoitalia Conferences 2009, 2011 and 2013; IAEG Congress 2014). She is Secretary General and founder member of the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics, coordinator of the Section on Geoethics and Geological Culture of the Italian Geological Society, member of the Executive Council of the Italian Section of the IAEG - International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment and member of the Italian Committee on Geoethics of the Italian Federation of Earth Sciences. She is involved in the base research on Geoethics, focusing on epistemological, methodological and ethical issues related to the Earth Sciences. Author of articles scientific on journals, she is editor of books on Geoethics published by Elsevier, Springer, Geological Society of London and the journal Annals of Geophysics. She is among the promoters of a "Hippocratic-like Oath" for geoscientists and author of the book “Convivere con i rischi naturali” ("Living with natural risks"), published in 2014 by "Il Mulino" and finalist of the 2014 Italian Award for Science Communication.
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