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; before researcher at the same University, since 1993.

 

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)

 

Member of:

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 StudiesReferee since 2006

 

Main research interests:

  • Tourism and place marketing
  • Event marketing
  • Service marketing and management
  • Tourism and sustainable development in protected areas and natural parks
  • Spa and wellness tourism