Training & Achievements

2023

2022

  • Award 10^ edition of “Premio Vivere a #sprecozero” in the category InnovAction (Last Minute Market) for the Project “IPSUS. Innovative Plant and Seaweeds Upcycled Sources”, Bologna, Italy, 29 November 2022
  • Best Paper Awards in “Biology & Life Sciences” for the Journal Animals with the paper “The Potential Role of Insects as Feed: A Multi-Perspective Review”.
  • Young Researcher’s Bootcamp How to write a proposal for EU projects, ERA-NET Cofund ICT-AGRI-FOOD, 19-20 May 2022
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the “Parma Summer School 2022”, co-organized by EFSA and the University of Parma, 2022
  • Participation at the “Creative Problem-Solving Workshop”, MCAA North America Chapter, March 18th, 2022
  • Erasmus Plus Staff Mobility for Teaching Assignment Grant, hosted as a visiting professor by the ISA Lille Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering, France, March 2022

2021

  • Cited in the world’s top 2% scientist list according to Stanford University, in the area of Nutrition & Dietetics, Food Science, Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/3
  • Animals 2021 Best Paper Award “The Potential Role of Insects as Feed: A Multi-Perspective Review” by Giovanni Sogari et al., Available online: https://doi.org/10.3390/ani9040119
  • Achievement of the “The Food Neophobia Scale and Young Adults’ Intention to Eat Insect Products” (Sogari et al.) as TOP CITED ARTICLE 2019-2020 in the International Journal of Consumer Studies
  • Foods 2019 Best Paper Award “Factors Predicting the Intention of Eating an Insect-Based Product” by Mancini, Sogari, Menozzi, et al. Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2304-8158/8/7/27
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the “Parma Summer School 2021”, co-organized by EFSA and the University of Parma, 2021
  • Participation at the IPIFF (International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed) Annual Conference “Maximising the contribution of alternative sources of proteins towards sustainable food systems”, Brussels, December 1, 2021
  • Participation at the “III Academic Writing Online Conference Research Writing: Teaching Approaches and Assessment Practices”, October 30, 2021
  • Summer school “Understanding consumers 2021. Preferences, expectations, contexts, individual differences, emotions and implicit methods” – organized by SISS, 21-23 June, 2021
  • Webinar on “Post-Publication Amplification (how to promote your work)”, organized by EURAXESS Latin America & the Caribbean and EURAXESS North America, May 27, 2021
  • ELSO workshop on “Getting the Writing Done”, Cornell University, May 7, 2021
  • Webinar on “Research and Publishing Ethics”, organized by EURAXESS Latin America & the Caribbean and EURAXESS North America, April 29, 2021
  • ELSO workshop on “Using Your Voice Effectively during Presentations”, Cornell University, April 16, 2021
  • Participant of the VIRT2UE course on research integrity (https://embassy.science/wiki/Main_Page), from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research programme, February 2021
  • Cornell Winter Writing Boot Camp, online, January 20-29, 2021

2020

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the “Parma Summer School 2020”, co-organized by EFSA and the University of Parma, June 2020
  • Member of the Reviewer Board (RB) of Foods and Nutrients 
  • Selected as an Expert Scientist position for the Guest Programme scheme at EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY (EFSA), Parma, Italy 
  • APRE workshop on “The role of citizen science in Horizon Europe. Designing and thinking of citizen science projects”, online, November 27, 2020
  • CSCU Workshop “Sampling Design and Analysis of Complex Surveys”, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit, November 13, 2020
  • Webinar on “Horizon Europe: scenario e prospettive del nuovo programma europeo per la ricerca e l'innovazione", University of Parma, 12 November, 2020
  • Summer School in Survey Methodology, Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology of UPF, June 29-July 3, 2020
  • Working Group Workshop “Social Research Methods and Advice”, EFSA, Parma, Italy, June 25-26, 2020
  • Webinar “Neuromarketing & Market Research”, Dr. Andrea Bettelli, Ipsos, May 25, 2020
  • Seminar course in Public Speaking 2 in English, University of Parma, Italy, January-March 2020
  • Seminar on “Smart Choices: Nudging and Behavioral Insights” by Dr. Carla Cavallo, University of Parma, Italy, January 14, 2020
  • 2017-2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Horizon 2020-IF Global Fellowship “CONSUMEHealth” Using consumer science to improve healthy eating habits Beneficiary: Parma University; Partner organization: Cornell University (Ithaca, USA)
  • Selected as an Expert Scientist position for the Guest Programme scheme at European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy

2019

  • Co-organizer with Irina Dolgopolova (Technical University of Munich, Germany) of the invited session “Novel experimental approaches exploring factors influencing consumer choices of healthier food options” at the AAEA Annual Meeting, Atlanta 21-23 2019
  • Awarded with a scholarship for young Italian researchers to visit Seoul in South Korea with the aim to open research collaborations among different educational institutions, November 2019
  • Selected as “Fellow of the Month” from the MCAA North America Chapter and featured on the newsletter and social media, https://mcaana.wordpress.com/alumni-of-the-month/, November 2019
  • Selected as a mentee at the AAEA Early Career Mentoring 2-Day Workshop during the 2019 AAEA meetings in Atlanta, Georgia, US
  • Awarded with an AAEA Travel Grant to participate at the 2019 AAEA meetings in Atlanta Georgia, US
  • Selected as “MSCA Fellow of the Week” and featured on the social media of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA), 7 June 2019
  • Judge member to Graduate Student Poster/Oral Competitions at the 2019 IFT’s Annual Event and Food Expo, New Orleans, US
  • Awarded with a MCAA Micro Travel Grant to participate at the NAFSA Conference in Washington D.C., May 2019
  • Invited as an Academic Scholar at the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (https://ihf.cornell.edu/)
  • IPIFF workshop on “Unleashing the Circularity Potential of the European Insect Sector through Research and Innovation”, Bruxelles, December 3, 2019
  • Seminar attendance on “SH in ERC: Le Scienze Sociali e Umanistiche (SSH) nello European Research Council”, Rome, November 5, 2019
  • Workshop on “Introduction to Logistic Regression”, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit, September 24, 2019
  • ELSO workshop on “Finding the Writing, Speaking, and Research Support You Need”, Cornell University, September 20, 2019
  • Workshop on “Linear Models: Regression and Anova”, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit, September 16, 2019
  • Webinar on “Publishing Process: Tips on Getting Your Manuscript Accepted”, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), August 15, 2019
  • Attendee at the AAEA Early Career Mentoring 2-Day Workshop during the 2019 AAEA meetings in Atlanta, Georgia, US. July 24-25, 2019
  • Elsevier Webinar “An editor’s guide to writing a review article”, Researcher Academy, June 27, 2019
  • ELSO workshop on “Using Online Resources to Support Your Writing”, Cornell University, April 12, 2019
  • Workshop on “The Advantage of Critical Thinking Workshop”, Cornell University, April 11, 2019
  • Workshop on “Reviewing Statistical Methods in Academic Papers”, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit, April 10, 2019
  • Workshop on “Introduction to Meta-Analysis”, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit, March 21, 2019
  • Workshop on “Introduction to Systematic Reviews”, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit, March 14, 2019
  • ELSO workshop on “How to Critically Review a Paper”, Cornell University, February 15, 2019
  • Workshop on “Teaching Your Students How to Critically Read Primary Literature”, Cornell University, February 13, 2019
  • Workshop on “Introduction to Sample Size Calculations”, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit, February 11, 2019
  • Workshop on “Text Analysis”, Uris Library Classroom, Cornell University, February 11, 2019
  • Workshop on “Design of Experiments”, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit, February 8, 2019
  • Workshop on “Research from Start to Publish”, Cornell University, January 7-8, 2019
  • Workshop on “How to Plan and Conduct Interviews in Real-World Settings”, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, February 5, 2019
  • A keynote talk on “Publishing Scientific Papers” by Nobel Laureate Prof. Roald Hoffman, Cornell University, January 7, 2019

2018

  • National Scientific Qualification to the functions of Associate Professor in the field of Agricultural Economics and Rural Appraisal. Settore Concorsuale: 07/A1 Domanda n.82416, Fascia: 2 presentata nel quadrimestre n. 5. MIUR – CINECA ASN 2016-2018
  • Invited as a Visiting Scholar at the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (https://ihf.cornell.edu/)
  • Completion of the Publons Academy
  • Winning project picture at the “Europe in my Region-Photo Contest”, http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/policy/communication/euinmyregion/photo_contest
  • Award for “Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing” for the journal Food Quality and Preference (Elsevier Publisher)
  • Webinar of the National Postdoc Association on “Mentoring: Postdoc Policies”, December 18, 2018
  • Workshop on “Repeated Measures”, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit, November 28, 2018
  • Workshop on “Design Thinking: What It Is and How It Can Work for You”, Cornell University, November 27, 2018
  • Workshop on “Universal Design for Learning”, Cornell University, November 14, 2018
  • Workshop on “Missing Data”, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit, November 14, 2018
  • ELSO workshop on “Speaking to Persuade”, Cornell University, November 9, 2018
  • Workshop on “Designing Student Assessment to Evaluative Yourself as a Teacher”, Cornell University, November 9, 2018
  • Workshop on “Principal Components Analysis”, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit, November 9, 2018
  • Workshop on “Sampling Design and Complex Surveys”, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit, November 7, 2018
  • Workshop on “Introduction to Survey Methodology and Questionnaire Development”, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit, November 6, 2018
  • Workshop on “Enhancing Your Communication Skills for Teaching”, Cornell University, November 3, 2018
  • Participant at the EIT FOOD MOOC “Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain” (FutureLearn), October-December 2018
  • Participant at the EIT FOOD course Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply Systems” (FutureLearn), October-December 2018
  • Participation at the “BCFN INTERNATIONAL FORUM on FOOD and NUTRITION” hosted by Barilla Foundation in New York city, September 28, 2018
  • Sustainability Roundtable, Cornell University - September 6-7, 2018
  • Course in “Economics of Consumer Demand”, by Miguel Gómez, Cornell University, Fall 2018
  • Webinar on “How to write a successful ERC StG” with Raymond Schiffelers (UMCU, The Netherlands) and Twan Lammers (RTWH Aachen, Germany), MCAA North America Webinar, June 13, 2018
  • Workshop on “Analysis of Pre-test Post-test Data”, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit, Cornell University, April 18, 2018
  • Workshop on “Introduction to Meta-Analysis” Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit, Cornell University, March 16, 2018
  • SBCA workshop on “Valuing Changes in Health and Longevity in Benefit-Cost Analysis”, George Washington University, March 14, 2018
  • Workshop on “How to Conduct Focus Groups: Tools and Skills”, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Cornell University, March 12, 2018
  • PhD Course in “Discrete Choice Modeling”, by Rohit Vermat, Cornell University, Spring 2018
  • Workshop on “Basic Data Analysis and Research Skills”, Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit, January 26, 2018

2017

  • Award for “Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing” for the journal Ecological Economics (Elsevier Publisher), December 2017
  • Participant at Europe in my Region-Blog Contest with “CONSUMEHealth”: using consumer science to improve healthy eating habits 
  • “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Researchers 2017 in Italy” award during the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Marie Skłodowska Curie’s birth. Rome, November 2017
  • Scholarship award of the Climate-KIC Greenhouse Programme – 2017 edition, with the business project “BrewReuse” development of functional food products from Brewery Spent Grain recovery
  • Course on “Introduction to applied science communication: digital platforms and public engagement”, Dr. Mark Sarvary, Dr. Kitty Gifford and Dr. Kelee Pacion, Cornell University, Fall 2017
  • Workshop on “Using excel with Research Data: Pivot Tables”, Dr. Sara Wright and Wendy Kozlowski, Cornell University, October 3, 2017
  • Seminar on “Scrivener for Academic Writing”, Cornell University, September 29, 2017
  • Lecture on “Introduction to Logistics Regression Analysis”, Cornell University, September 29, 2017
  • Workshop on “Designing Effective Presentations”, Dr. Marsha Taichman, Cornell University, September 27, 2017
  • Seminar on “An Introduction to Market Research”, Dr. Tom Ottaviano, Cornell University, September 26, 2017
  • Workshop on “Interpreting Linear Models: Regression and Anova (Part 2), Cornell University, September 22, 2017
  • Workshop on “Interpreting Linear Models: Regression and Anova (Part 1), Cornell University, September 20, 2017
  • Workshop on “Facilitating Effective Classroom Discussions”, Cornell University, September 19, 2017
  • Workshop on “Using Excel with Research Data: Formulas and Functions” Cornell University, September 19, 2017
  • Workshop on “Intermediate Statistical Analysis Using R”, Cornell University, September 15, 2017
  • Workshop on “Grant-writing Workshop”, Dr. Kim Holloway, Cornell University, 2 August 2017
  • Seminar on “Understanding Human Values: theory, measurement and applications”, Dr. Julie Lee, Cornell University, 21 July 2017
  • Advanced Course in Food Sciences (winter school), February 2017, University of Parma
  • Staff member of the local organizing committee for the EAAE2017 in Parma (European Association of Agricultural Economists) Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems: Balancing between Markets and Society

2016-2012

  • Outstanding EMERALD Awards for Excellence – 2016 “Highly commended” for the manuscript “Consumer attitude towards sustainable-labelled wine: an exploratory approach
  • Advanced Course in Food Sciences (summer school), July 2016, University of Parma
  • TRADEIT Entrepreneurial Summer Academy, Univerisity of Insubria, Como, Italy, 2015
  • “European Doctorate” label as a recognition of the PhD thesis with a European dimension
  • Advanced School of Economic Psychology (University of Naples), March 2015
  • EXPO School in Milan, Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Milan (Italy), 2015
  • DAAD Workshop "Ethical food products consumption meets marketing research", Gottingen University (Germany), September 2015
  • Workshop “How to survive after a PhD thesis” by Dr. Karlin, Parma, October 2015
  • “Global food security challenges” pre-conference event of the ICAE, University of Milan, 7-8 August 2015
  • Course “Consumer Learning to Enhance the Knowledge of Products with Geographical Indications” - Qualivita (Italy), April to July 2015
  • Start-upper course for young entrepreneurs organized, University of Milan, November 2014-March 2015
  • TRADEIT Entrepreneurial Summer Academy Institute of Technology, 2014 Tralee (Ireland)
  • Journey Climate-KIC Summer school Climate KIC programme, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, 2014
  • Seminar on “Preference mapping with sensory and consumer data” by Dr. Næs, University of Bologna, 2014
  • International e-learning course “Introduction to Sustainable Development”, Sendzimir Foundation, 9-30th March 2013
  • Crash Course of Statistics for sociology research, University of Trento, September 2013
  • Seminar on “Using Choice Experiments to Understand Consumer Preferences: Three Empirical Applications”, Bologna, June 2013
  • Comparative Food Law Lawtech seminar, University of Trento, July 2013
  • Course “Management Basics: Strategy And Leadership”, Catholic  University of Milan, May 2012
  • Seminar “Food Chains, Food Systems and Sustainable Diets: The Mediterranean Diets as a case study”, Milano, March 2012
  • Summer School for the Doctors and PhD students in training and research in the social sciences and agricultural economics, AIEAA, University of Piacenza, June 2013
  • Summer School on Software NVivo 10.0 Perspectives and the qualitative issues with particular reference to the Grounded Theory, University of Rome Tre, June 2013
  • Summer School "Inter-firm Networks for Innovation: an Intellectual Property perspective", University of Trento, 2013
  • Summer School on Experimental auction: Theory and Applications in Food Marketing and Consumer Preferences Analysis, University of Bologna, September 2013
  • Summer school in “Principles of organization and people management, Leadership e membership in advanced organizations”, University of Milan, July 2012
  • Summer school “Transferable Skills for Research Careers”, Catholic University, July 2012
  • Summer school “Topics in Industrial Organization, Trade and the Food and Agricultural Sector” with Professor Ian M. Sheldon, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, June 2012

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