Personal profile

Research interests

Lucia is a PhD candidate investigating post-Brexit security cooperation between the EU and UK with regards to threats posed by non-state entities. Her work focuses in particular on intelligence and sanctions cooperation.

Lucia holds a MA in Law at the University of Trento (Italy), during which she studied humanitarian law at Queen’s University of Belfast (UK ) and international security at Carleton University (Canada). Having a legal background and an international security studies perspective, her research sits at the intersection between international security, European political dynamics, and EU Law.  For this reason, she is co-supervised by Dr. Tom Dyson (PIRP) and Dr. Foivi Mouzakiti (Law and Criminology).

Her interests also include transatlantic security cooperation, European security and defence policy, and terrorism studies. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Law, Master's Degree , Master's Degree in Law, Università degli Studi di Trento


Award Date: 17 Mar 2021


  • International politics
  • international security
  • non-state actors
  • European Union
  • sanctions
  • European Union law
  • CFSP
  • human rights
  • Security policy
  • intelligence
  • security cooperation