Trained in sociology/population studies (PhD), political sciences and cultural anthropology (MA), and journalism. Studied and worked in Belgium, Italy, France, UK and the Western Balkans. Has more than 20 years experience in social sciences and humanities research in international and multicultural environments in European countries and developing regions.
Past transnational research concerned demography, inter-generational solidarity, ageing, employment and employability, gender and family dynamics, poverty and social inclusion, and foresight studies. Current research is focused on the social dimensions of education, managing migration and integration of immigrants, policy and social impact of research, and ethics.
She is currently working on the EU funded project, IMPACT-EV, which has as the main objective to develop a permanent system of selection, monitoring and evaluation of the various impacts of research; scientific, policy and social. Moreover, since 1999 she has been working as independent expert for the European Commission on evaluation of project proposals, policy review, and as Independent Observer for EC monitoring and reporting on the quality of evaluation procedures (DG Research, DG CNNECT, DG Education and Culture, Research Executive Agency, Innovation and Networks Executive Agency, Education and Culture Executive Agency, Trans European Transport Executive Agency, etc.). Since 2009 she had been the lead expert for the Erasmus Mundus (EACEA). On this basis she has undertaken a study on the lessons learnt from Erasmus Mundus and the Study of the achievements of Tempus IV projects in the development of Student Support Services in the Western Balkans. In 2015 she had completed the FP7 ex-post evaluation People Specific Programme (2007-2013) Rationale, implementation and achievements, for DG Research and Innovation. She is coauthor of the book "Evolution Science and Ethics in the Third Millennium", Springer 2018.