Holder of a doctoral degree in Psychobiology from the University of Padua (Italy) and a master's degree in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy). He has worked as a clinical neuropsychologist at the Neuropsychology Unit, Fatebenefratelli Institute-Saint John of God Clinical Research Centre, Brescia (Italy), in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. He has also taken part in projects on language deficits in frontotemporal dementias and the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation as a treatment tool in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
From 2009 to 2019, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Brain and Cognition (Pompeu Fabra University), with funding from the Juan de la Cierva and Ramón y Cajal programmes. He developed a research line on language disorders in bilingual patients (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and aphasia) and the role of bilingualism as a cognitive reserve factor in dementia. He combined research activity with teaching as a course instructor for the bachelor's degrees in Medicine and Biology and the Master's Degree in Brain and Cognition at the Pompeu Fabra University and the University Master's Degree in Learning Difficulties and Language Disorders at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the teaching staff at the Faculty of Health Sciences (Neuropsychology and Neuroscience) and a member of the Cognitive NeuroLab research group.
He has been principal investigator in two research projects within the Spanish State Research Agency's National Plan and has participated in Spanish and European projects. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Journal of Neurolinguistics and Behavioural Science. He has also been the editor for two special issues on aphasia and bilingualism, and the effects of bilingualism on ageing and neurodegenerative diseases