She is Emeritus Research Director at the Italian National Research Council Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies of the Italian National Council of Research(IRPPS-CNR), Rome, Italy, has been national expert in many OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) activities and at the European Commission. She is the President of the Donne e Scienza (Women and Science) association, a member of the current EPWS Board of Administration.