Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Stokes Research Group, University of Edinburgh. She holds degrees in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture and a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the National Oceanography Centre - University of Southampton. Her Ph.D. was sponsored by the Italian National Research Council - Institute of Marine Sciences, in Venice. She has spent more than 6 months at sea on oceanographic sampling campaigns, in the Mediterranean Sea, Pacific Ocean and the North Sea. Her research interests encompass: the application of robotics for observational oceanography and environmental monitoring, in particular in the abyssal environment. She is interested in the study of variability patterns through historical time series within the framework of climate change.