Flinders University Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant, Enhancing language students' WIL learning experience in the community through the development of a framework for language placements (2016)
The Historical Society Annual Grant, Italian Civil Alien Corps in South Australia, the 'forgotten' enemy aliens (2012)http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=907901340695999;res=IELAPA
Flinders University Large Research Grant, Researching the ageing Italian migrant community and its care in South Australia (2012-2013)
Nominated in the Governor's Multicultural Awards (2010-2011)
Chancellor's letter of commendation for outstanding achievement, Flinders University (2007)
University Medal, Flinders University (2002)
Honours Prize, Department of Languages, Flinders University (2002)
Head, Italian Section, Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics
Honours and Postgraduate Coordinator (Italian)
The history of the settlement of Italians in Australia with special reference to South Australia.
Ageing of the Italian migrant communities
Italian Language topics.
Twentieth Century Italian Literature.
The origin and representation in literature of the Italian Mafia
Council Member of the Historical Society of South Australia
Actively engaged with the Molfettese and Cauloniese town communities in South Australia.
Member of ARIA-SA (Association for research between Italy and Australia)
Member of ACIS (Australasian Centre for Italian Studies)