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- Thesis title: The Acquisition of Multiple Languages in Children who are deaf, wear Cochlear Implants and grow up in Plurilingual Contexts
- Supervisor: Professor Ruth Swanwick, Dr Edward Killan
Back in Italy, I worked as a research intern at the Center for Neurocognitive Rehabilitation linked to the Interdepartmental Center for Mind and Brain in Trento (Italy) for a semester. While there, I worked with one of the Neurolinguistics research groups on a project investigating marked difficulties in specific types of sentences in Aphasic patients. Having always been fascinated by the topic of Deafness and Hearing Loss, I graduated in March 2020 with a Thesis in Neuroethics titled "Can Cochlear Implants be seen as a form of Cognitive enhancement? A Neuroethical comparison".
During my 28 years on Earth, I relocated multiple times to make possible and/or follow my academic aspirations. This has led me to live for prolonged periods of time in Italy, Ireland, Australia, Belgium and, now, the UK.
I am currently one of the two Early-Stage Researchers in Childhood Deafness and Communication Research based in Leeds, as part of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) and Comm4CHILD project, together with my colleague Nathalie Czeke.
Due to the nature of my studies, my interests predominantly lie in the Neuroscience domain, specifically:
- Brain plasticity after Cochlear Implantation
- Neurolinguistics – focusing on plurilingualism in both spoken and Sign Language(s)
- Neurological and Neurodegenerative diseases (especially Parkinson's Disease and Huntington's Disease)
I am also very fond of Statistics, Neuroanatomy, Neuroethics, Behavioural Analysis and the observation of the underlining sociological effects that may influence any scientific research.
- MSc Neuroscience
- BA Psychology and Behavioural Science
Research groups and institutes
- ICY: Inclusion, Childhood & Youth Research Centre
- Centre for Language Education