She joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Essex in September 2013. She completed her BSc and MSc in Developmental and Educational Psychology at University of Padua, Italy. She then worked with Dr. Teresa Farroni at the Hospital of Monfalcone (Trieste), Italy, investigating face perception in newborns. She then moved to London where she obtained a PhD at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck College, supervised by Professor Mark Johnson. She then spent three years working as a postdoc at the Goldsmiths InfantLab, directed by Dr. Andy Bremner, investigating the development of the neural basis of tactile localisation.