President of Sila National Park in the period 2009-2014. Commissioner of Sila National Park since 2017.
Associate Professor of Tourism Marketing and Place Marketing, Dipartimento di Scienze Aziendali e Giuridiche, University of Calabria. She has also taught Event Marketing, Management, Service Management, Tourism Management, University of Calabria.
President of Tourism Science Degree Course at University of Calabria 2007-2016.
President of Valorizzazione dei Sistemi Turistico Culturali Degree Course at University of Calabria (2007-2014)
Vice-President of Tourism Science Degree Course at University of Calabria (2006-2007)
Vice- President of Valorizzazione dei Sistemi Turistico Culturali Degree Course at University of Calabria (2006-2007)
University researcher since 1993, faculty of Economics, University of Calabria
IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) – Member of the World Commission on Protected Areas WCPA since 2016
European Commission - Expert/evaluator for the H2020 SME Instrument – 2016-2017
Rector delegate for services’ quality (1999-2005), University of Calabria.
Visiting Scholar (CNR grant), Texas A& M University - College Station – Texas – USA (1994)
AIDEA- Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale (since 2005)
ATLAS – Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (since 2005). Fa parte dello Special Interest Group (SIG) Spa and Wellness
LSA - Leisure Studies Association – University of Brighton (UK)- (since 2005).
Sustainability – reviewer since 2016
International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence (IJACI) – Member of the International Advisory Board since 2016
Editorial Advisory Board of the book “Artificial Intelligence Technologies and the Evolution of Web 3.0 - IGI Global - 2014
PhD dissertation of Ms. Anita Zatori, Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Business Administration – evaluetor 2014
Leisure Studies – The Journal of the Leisure Studies Association - reviewer since 2014
International Journal of Hospitality Management - reviewer since 2013
ATYAD (Academic Journal of Tourism and Management Researches) - Member of Scientific Committee – since 2013
Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, Routledge, reviewer since 2011
EURAM 2009 Annual Conference – Liverpool – Reviewer
SINERGIE- Rivista di studi e ricerche- Referee since 2007
International Journal of Consumer Studies – Referee since 2006
Main research interests:
- Roots tourism
- Tourism and place marketing
- Event marketing
- Service marketing and management
- Tourism and sustainable development in protected areas and natural parks
- Spa and wellness tourism