Arianna is a research psychiatrist and studied medicine in Italy and Germany. After completing her clinical training in psychiatry, she did a PhD on bipolar disorder in pregnancy and after childbirth at the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics in Cardiff.
In 2013 she was awarded a prestigious Marie Curie International Fellowship by the European Commission.
She is currently a visiting scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the United States. Her main research interest is personalised medicine. In her current studies she uses a holistic approach and combines psychosocial, cultural and biological factors to refine and personalise risk predictions of bipolar disorder.
In Chapel Hill she is also taking part in the first US programme in reproductive mood disorders and studying the neurobehavioral effects of gonadal steroids in postpartum depression and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.