Having worked for ten years in special education in different countries, in various settings and with individuals with different special needs, I returned to academia. I obtained a Masters degree (Open University, UK) in Psychology while working full time as the coordinator of a validation project of an emotion remediation programme for individuals with autism and/or intellectual disabilities.
I obtained my doctorate (summa cum laude) from the University of Neuchâtel in June, 2017, under the supervision of Professor Fabrice Clément. During that time and since, I have enjoyed extended research stays sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation at UC Berkeley with Professor Joseph J. Campos, at the University of Amsterdam with Professor Agneta Fischer and the University of Oxford with Professor Brian Parkinson.
I am currently carrying out postdoctoral research at Professor Andrea Samson’s chEERS lab in the Institute of Special Education in the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and lecturing at the Swiss Distance Learning University Institute. I am also affiliated to the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences. For more details of my previous research and my work in special education, please consult my curriculum vitae (below).