Director of research at Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV, Rome)

Her main research interests are the physics and statistics of earthquakes as well as the physics of faults using a variety of observational results. Current research interests include the investigation of transient anomalies observed in fault zone properties during the preparatory phase of large earthquakes, correlations between spatio-temporal seismicity patterns and properties of fault zones and the crust. Within SAFE she works on the WP 2000: Scientific Assessment.