EDUCATION

My Studies

MASTER BY RESEARCH

Mar 2019 - Present

Master by Research in "Sport Science" at the Edinburgh Napier University. The thesis has been submitted and I am waiting for it to be reviewed.

Thesis: The effects of menstrual cycle phases on running repeated sprint ability.

MASTER OF SCIENCE

Oct 2014 - Mar 2017

Master of Science in "Sciences and Techniques of Sports Activities" at the university of Bologna.

Thesis: Biomechanical analysis of the bench press in elite powerlifting athletes.

Final Grade: 110/110 cum Laude.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Bachelor of Science in "Exercise, Sport and Health Sciences" at the University of Milan.

Final Grade: 108/110.

Sep 2011 - Nov 2014

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Aug 2020 - Present

ERN (ESPORTS RESEARCH NETWORK)

May 2020 - Present

ACES (ASSOCIATION FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION IN ESPORTS)

May 2019 - Present

AIRI (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ITALIAN RESEARCHERS)

Feb 2019 - Presemt

BASES (BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCES)

 

EXPERIENCE

Roles & Responsibilities

HEAD OF PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT
HEALTH & FITNESS COACH AND ESPORTS ASSISTANT, HYVE CENTRAL ESPORTS

Aug 2020 - Present

Helping different teams with their pregame routines, to be used before training sessions or matches and tournaments. I am also working individually with the athletes willing to improve their fitness and health. I am providing full training programs and keeping track of progresses in order to reach the goals set.
Furthermore, I am assisting with the recruitment and management of athletes and teams.

EDITOR, ACES (ASSOCIATION FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION IN ESPORTS)

May 2020 - Present

Volunteering for ACES as a website editor, helping with creating a network of esports professionals in UK. I am currently working on a series of interviews with professionals involved in the esports industry or research.

COACH/FACILITATOR, SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS

Aug 2020 - Sep 2020

Delivering fitness and sports sessions to adults in challenging circumstances, to help them fully realise their potential and improve their life conditions. The current project is about helping homeless adults in Edinburgh.

DEMONSTRATOR, EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

Sep 2019 - Mar 2020

Worked as a demonstrator for modules in “Introduction to Exercise Physiology” (2nd years), “Intermediate Exercise Physiology” (3rd years) and “Assessment & Conditioning for Performance” (3rd years), where I also helped during the final assessments with questioning and evaluations.

FITNESS COACH, UL BOHEMIANS WOMEN'S RUGBY CLUB

Nov 2016 - May 2017

I was in charge of delivering fitness sessions during the season. I was asked to combine fitness with technical exercises, to try and get the best out of the short time we had as a team. 

  • Team’s achievements: All Ireland Cup, All Ireland League

HEAD COACH/S&C COACH, BOLOGNA LIONS RUGBY/RUGBY LECCO

Jun 2011 - Aug 2016

I worked as a Head Coach and as an S&C Coach for different teams of different age from 6 years old to 16 years old, and with a men's senior team. With the youth teams I set different objectives based on their age, focusing on their growth and not on the results. With the senior team, instead, the main objective was to increase the performance, in order to win our league.

 
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