Associate Editors



Dr Margherita Ascione

Nurse at the Complex Operative Unit (UOC) for Consultancy Assistance and Gender Medicine of ASL Napoli 3 Sud. Lecturer at the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Federico II of Naples and La Sapienza of Rome.


Michela Barisone, Ph.D

Research Fellow Med/45 at the Department of Translational Medicine of the University of Piedmont Orientale.
Ph.D. in 2018 in Innovative methodologies applied to communicable and chronic-degenerative disease: epidemiology, statistics, prevention, management, and nursing at the University of Genoa. Clinical experience in the cardiology field currently she is Co-chairperson of the Nursing Area ANMCO (National Association of Hospital Cardiologists) and Chairperson of the National Societies ACNAP (Association of Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions) for the term of 2020-2022


Dr, MSc Stefano Botti

Nurse Researcher at Hematology Unit – Research Institute of Reggio Emilia. President of the Italian Group for Bone Marrow Transplantation, Haematopoietic Stem Cells and Cell Therapy (GITMO) Nurses Group. Board member of the European Oral Care in Cancer group (EOCC). Coordinator of the Nursing Campus in Hematology. Editorial board member of and


Andrea Chirico, PhD

Psychologist, Researcher in Psychometrics at the Department of Psychology of Developmental and Socialisation Processes, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, “La Sapienza” University of Rome. Lecturer in several courses of Psychometrics for both bachelor and master’s degrees. Member of the PhD Board in Social and Developmental Psychology and Educational Research (26180). Member of the Advisory Board as Statistician for the journal Eating and Weight Disorder.


Giancarlo Cicolini, PhD

Researcher SSD MED/45 Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology – University of Bari “Aldo Moro”.

Member of the PhD Board in Nursing Science and Public Health – University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.


Dr. Grazia Isabella Continisio

Psychologist Psychotherapist in the field of clinical psychology, Head of Continuing Medical Education at the University Hospital Federico II. Lecturer at the School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples Federico II.


Alberto Dal Molin, RN, PhD

Researcher in Nursing Sciences at the University of Eastern Piedmont. Associate Professor in Nursing Research Methodologies and Applications at the University of Eastern Piedmont.


Maria Rosaria Esposito, PhD

CIO Nursing Coordinator, Healthcare Authority of the National Cancer Institute – G. Pascale Foundation IRCCS. Member of the CTQT (Clinical Trial Quality Team).  Regional representative for the scientific society ANIPIO. Lecturer at the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli and Tor Vergata in Rome.


Dr Florinda Carcarino

Nursing Coordinator of the Operative Unit for Endocrine, Metabolic and Nutritional Diseases, Ospedale del Mare – Naples.

Degree in Sociology. Second Level Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development. Second Level Master’s Degree in Management of Hospital and Territorial Healthcare Services. Lecturer at the University of NaplesFederico II and the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”.


Dr Gianpaolo Gargiulo

Nurse at the UOC of Haematology and Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, University of NaplesFederico II. National President of GITMO (Italian Group for Bone Marrow Transplantation, Haematopoietic Stem Cells and Cell Therapy).  Lecturer at the University Federico II of Naples.


Dr Lorenza Garrino

Researcher and Assistant Professor in General, Clinical and Paediatric Nursing Sciences at the University of Turin. Member of the Board of the Italian Society for Medical Education (SIPEM) and of the Réseau Multinational de Recherche et de Réflexion à partir de la PRAtique Quotidienne des Soins Infirmiers (PRAQSI International). Founding member of IRACLIA (Interuniversity Research Group on Care Actions: Languages Images Learning) at the University of Milano-Bicocca.


Joseph Giovannoni, PhD

Watson Caring Science Institute postdoctoral scholar. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Brandman University’s Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), University of Hawaii School of Nursing at Manoa. Master of Science in Psychology (MA), Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL. Bachelor of Science (BS), Roosevelt University, Chicago. Diploma in Nursing (RN), Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing, Chicago. As of 2014 to present, Caritas Coach at Watson Caring Science Institute, Boulder, CO and collaborates with Dr Watson to promote Caring Science.


Assunta Guillari, PhD

Nurse at the Department of Public Health, University of NaplesFederico II.

Lecturer at the Tor Vergata University of Rome.


Laura Iacorossi, Ph.D

PhD in Nursing Science “Tor Vergata” University of Rome. Researcher (2018-2021) at ‘National Center for Clinical Excellence, Quality and The Safety of Care’ (CNEC) – Italian National Institute of Health (ISS). Lecturer at the Sapienza University of Rome. Nursing Coordinator at the National Cancer Institute “Regina Elena” of Rome.


Roberto Latina RN, PhD

Pedagogist, Assistant Professor in Clinical Nursing, University of Palermo, Department of Health Promotion Science, Maternal and Infant Care, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialities (PROMISE), Italy. Member of Italian Association for the Study of Pain (AISD).


Loreana Macale, PhD

PhD in Nursing Science “Tor Vergata” University of Rome. Vice President of “OPI Frosinone” as of December 2017 to present, Vice Director of the Nursing degree course at the “Tor Vergata” University of Rome, Sora and Ceccano campus (Frosinone Local Health Authority).

Lecturer in SSD Med 45 Methodology of Nursing Research for the degree course in Nursing at the “Tor Vergata” University of Rome and for the master’s degree course in Nursing Science at the “La Sapienza”University of Rome.


Antonella Mottola, PhD

Nurse in charge of the nursing/obstetric service at the G. Rummo Hospital in Benevento. Regional representative of ANMCO (National Association of Hospital Cardiologists).


Dario Paladino, Ph.D.

– Degree in Nursing Health Sciences from the University of Rome La Sapienza
– Master Degree in Wound Care from the University of Milan-Bicocca
– Manager/Coordinator, DEA Department (Emergency and Hospital Admission, Nursing Direction Center and Urgent Care Center). Naples (Italy), Antonio Cardarelli Hospital AORN (Hospital of National   Relevance)
– Coordinator of CME courses for Permanent Education in Medicine. Naples (Italy), Antonio Cardarelli Hospital AORN.
– Adjunt professor : Wound Care Master, Italy, University of: Rome Tor Vergata and Rome La Sapienza; University of Florence; University of Pavia; University of Naples Federico II. 
– Vice-President of AISLeC (Nursing Association for the Study of skin Lesions), from 2006 to 2012
– President of CNAI (National Consortium of Nursing Associations), Naples (Italy) from 2008 to 2011
– Encomium from the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano – Fifth National Congress “EPB and wound care: new frontiers“, 2008 (Italy)


Gianluca Pucciarelli, PhD

PhD in Nursing Sciences. Research fellow at theTor Vergata University of Rome. Has worked for 13 years within the neurological field at the San Giovanni Battista Hospital. Lecturer at the Tor Vergata University of Rome and “Our Lady of Good Counsel” University of Tirana.


Dr Franca Sarracino

Nurse at the A.O.R.N Santobono, Naples.


Nicola Serra, PhD

Biostatistician at the School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples Federico II. Lecturer at the University of Naples Federico II. Member of the editorial board of the scientific journal “BMC Medical Education”.


Silvio Simeone, PhD

Nurse at the Post-operative Intensive Care Unit of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital of NaplesFederico II. First Level Master’s Degree in Tutoring for the Training of Health Professionals. Lecturer at the University of NaplesFederico II.


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