I am Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance. My research areas are behavioural economics and experimental economics.

In 2017 I co-edited a special issue of the journal Games (MDPI) on public goods games, with my colleague Edward Cartwright.

In 2019 I secured financial support from the Royal Economic Society–through its 'Discover Economics' initiative–for a conference promoting economics to girls in Portsmouth.  I have established within my faculty a 'Women in Economics' network as an events platform for young female economists.


I hold a PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia, a MSc in Economics from the University of Siena (Italy), and a BSc in Economics from the University of Bologna (Italy). Prior to joining the University of Portsmouth, I was Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Germany. Before that, I had been Research Associate at the Centre for Reasoning, University of Kent. In autumn 2019 I was granted research leave, during which I visited the University of Southampton. 

Research Interests

I am interested in research in behavioural economics and policy. My research is focused on public goods provision, trust, and fairness in institutions. Recent projects include:

  •            gender representation in institutions
  •            procedurally fair co-determination
  •            inequality and climate change agreements
  •            mechanisms for the provision of noxious facilities

Teaching Responsibilities

I coordinate and teach Public Sector Economics, a final year undergraduate unit. I also teach behavioural economics on the second-year unit Behavioural Economics and Game Theory.

I act as personal tutor to undergraduate students. I supervise final year, undergraduate projects, Master's dissertations and PhD research.

I am happy to receive applications relating to PhD research in behavioural economics.

Media Availability

I am happy to take calls and emails from the media on my research, and I am aware of the need to respond to journalists in a timely manner. Please contact me at or on +44 23 9284 4270.

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