2013-2015: Senior Research Fellow at the MPIL Heidelberg.
2011-2013: Visiting Scholar, Cardozo Law School, New York, USA.
2010-2011: Visiting Scholar, Columbia Law School, New York, USA.
2009-2010: Global Emile Noel Fellow, New York University Law School, New York, USA.
2005-2009: Associate Professor of European Administrative Law (fixed term), the University of Siena School of Law, Italy.
2000-2004: Research Fellow and Scientific Co-ordinator, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
1997-2000: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, the Chair for Public Law and Politics, the Otto Suhr Institut, Department of Political Science, Free University of Berlin, Germany.
1995-1996: Doctoral Research Assistant at the Medical Law Centre, the Free University of Berlin, Germany.
1993-1997: PhD in Medical Jurisprudence at the School of Law of Edinburgh University, Scotland. Title: "The Regulation of Medical Research Involving Human Subjects: A Comparative Evaluation (UK, Germany, United States)".
1992-1993: Barrister-at-Law Qualification obtained from the Inns of Court School of Law of England and Wales.
1989-1992: LLB (Hons) from the School of Law of the University of Manchester, England.
1988: European Baccalaureate from the European School of Brussels I, Belgium.