She holds a master's degree in engineering from the University of Bologna and recently completed her Ph.D. at Flinders University. Currently, she is embarking on a post-doctoral journey at the Medical Device Research Institute, Flinders University.
Francesca's research focus revolves around understanding the mechanics of the human body, with a specific emphasis on the knee joint and knee replacement mechanics. Through her expertise in biomechanics, she aims to improve patient outcomes by employing innovative approaches and developing personalized models. Her current research project involves collaborating with industry leaders in orthopaedics to develop surgical training models for knee, hip, and spine procedures, aiming to enhance surgical techniques and ultimately benefit patients.
Beyond her research, Francesca is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers. She takes an active role by organizing the National Biomechanics Day at Flinders, conducting hands-on workshops to ignite curiosity and enthusiasm towards biomechanics. These workshops focus on tibial fracture fixation and motion analysis, encouraging young minds to explore educational pathways and careers in this beautiful and dynamic field.
Francesca's passion is fuelled by the extraordinary potential of Orthopaedic Biomechanics to create profound changes in the lives of individuals. She believes that, by combining knowledge, expertise, innovative thinking, scientific advancements, and a genuine sense of care and compassion, biomechanics offers an extraordinary opportunity to make a lasting impact in healthcare and positively transform the well-being of countless individuals.