Current Position (since March 2021)
Lecturer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Edinburgh Napier University, The Business School, Edinburgh (UK)


  • PhD in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy (no corrections), Northumbria University (2015-2019)
  • MSc in Business and Economics (summa cum laude), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (2010-2012)
  • BSc in Management (summa cum laude), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano (2007-2010)

Professional experience

  • Lecturer of Digital Enterprise, Northumbria University (June 2018 – March 2021)
  • Associate Lecturer, Northumbria University (January 2017 – June 2018)
  • Economic advisor to an Executive Member of the Board, Autorità Garante nelle Comunicazioni (June 2014 – September 2015)
  • Regulatory analyst, Fastweb (June 2013- June 2014)

Fellowships and Memberships

  • Member and social media manager of the International Telecommunications Society
  • Member of the Regional Studies Association (RSA)
  • Member of the Internet Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Grants and awards

  • Unlocking the local embeddedness of rural social enterprise in Volyn region of Ukraine, House of Europe, Co-investigator, Total cost: €4,847.50
  • Lifetime: Addressing gendered issues in digital wellbeing and work-life management, ESRC Accelerating Business Collaboration, Co-investigator, Total cost: £6,498
  • EEUK Richard Beresford Bursary, Fully-funded training on prototyping for digital experiences , Total award: £200
  • Pacific Telecommunications Council Young Scholar Programme, ravel grant and bursary, Total award: $2,500
  • International Telecommunications Society PhD Seminar, Travel grant and conference fee waiver, Total award: €650
  • Northumbria University PhD Scholarship, Total award: £43,000

Invited Talks

  • The regulation of electronic communications, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (23rd October 2018)
  • The state of rural broadband in Europe, Agriconnect, Perugia (30th November 2017)

Consultancy work

  • Supporting rural communities through ICT: Healthcare, the environment and agriculture, Research and report commissioned by TELUS Communications Inc. (Canada), co-investigator and co-author.

Editorial activity
Reviewer for Telecommunications Policy, IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Society, Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance