Curriculum Vitae

Higher education

Post-graduate training and development

  • Short Course: Advanced Methods for Pharmacoeconomic Evaluation, Centre of Health Economics, University of York, 2000
  • Short Course: Bayesian hierarchical models and Spatial epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, Imperial College, London, 2001
  • Short Course: Analysis of Repeated Categorical Measurement Data, Department of Statistics, University of Florence (Italy), 2003
  • Short Course: Designing Early Phase Clinical Trials, Postgraduate Statistics Centre, Lancaster University, 2011

Work and academic experience


  • Assistant lecturer for the courses of "Industrial Organisation" (Faculty of Economics), "Statistics" (Faculty of Economics) and "Statistics and Quantitative Methods" (Faculty of Engineering) in the University of Florence (Italy), 2001 - 2004 (Undergraduate level)
  • Lecturer for the courses "Statistical methods for Health Economics" and "Applied Health Economics", Department of Statistics, University of Milano Bicocca (Italy), 2005 - present (Masters level)
  • Lecturer for the courses "Introductory Statistical Methods (STAT6101)" and "Introductory Statistical Methods (B) (STAT6202)", University College London (UK), 2007 - 2008 (Undergraduate level)
  • Lecturer for the course "Bayesian Data Analysis", Department of Statistics, University of Milano Bicocca (Italy), 2008-2011
  • Lecturer for the course "Social Statistics (STAT7002)", University College London (UK), 2010 - present (Undergraduate level)

Research Interests

  • Applied Bayesian statistical modelling in health economics
  • Statistical topics in technology assessment in health care
  • Bayesian hierarchical models
  • Bayesian modelling for causal inference
  • Philosophy and history of statistics

Professional activities

  • Consultant for 
    • Theron Business Consulting, London (UK), in the comparative analysis of the R&D process in pharmaceutical companies, 2000
    • Bayer spa Italy, Milan (Italy) - Economic analysis of Cardioaspirin, 2001
    • Chiron Italy, Siena (Italy) - Economic analysis of Influenza vaccination, 2002 - 2004
    • GlaxoSmithKline Italy, Verona (Italy) - Economic analysis of antiHIV treatments within the I.CO.NA. project, 2003 - 2004
    • Novartis Italy, Origgio (Varese, Italy) - Economic analysis of the treatment of osteoporosis