Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Genoa where she founded and ever since directed the PhD School of “Methodology of Nursing Research”. She is also the Director of the School of Nursing at the University of Genoa. Since October 2016, she is Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).
She is author of many scientific publications and many textbooks, and scientific director of several funded nursing research projects. Her career is also characterised by many official appointments: Member of the Scientific Committee of the Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship in Rome; from 1997 to 2009 Board Member and Secretary General of the Italian National Board of Nursing (Federazione Nazionale Collegi IPASVI); a founder of the European Council of Nursing Regulators (FEPI) in Brussels, Belgium, FEPI Vice-President, from 2009 to 2013; FEPI President from 2006 to 2009.