I am currently a PhD student at the University of York. My research aims to evaluate the impact that 3D modelling has upon archaeological research, academic and public dissemination. The main aim is to understand how different audiences (experts, non- experts, students) perceive digital visualisations of archaeological sites, interact and learn through them.
In 2010 I earned my MA in Archaeology from the University of Florence. My thesis was an analytical and systematic study of the Mycenaean archaeological evidences coming from Bronze Age sites in north-eastern Italy.
In 2011 I obtained my MSc in Conservation and Management of Archaeological and Historical Art at the University of Siena. My MSc thesis was focused on the study, cataloguing and analysis of the archaeological findings from the Bronze Age site of Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou (Limassol, Cyprus).
Since 2009 I have been participating in the research project of the Italian Archaeological Expedition at Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou (Limassol, Cyprus), a joint project of the University of Turin and the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus; since 2011 with the role of trench supervisor.
My research interest is focused on assessing the efficacy of interactive 3D models of archaeological sites to understand how they affect people’s engagements with and perceptions of past cultures. It stems from my interest in 3D modelling techniques and 3D interactive media, as well as their potential application to the presentation of the past.