Speakers - Short Bio



Field research in the time of COVID-19
John Rosecrance
Colorado State University, USA


What about health and safety in Swedish agriculture in the time of COVID-19 - a national report 2020
Peter Lundqvist
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences


Chemical risk assessment in agriculture
Celsino Govoni
Department of Public Health  - Local Health Unit of Modena, Italy



Leveraging on end users to reduce cybersecurity risks
Giuseppe Santucci
Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering
Antonio Ruberti at Sapienza University of Rome,

EU OSHA review on the future of Agriculture and OSH 

Annik Starren & Martina Jakob
Project Manager PRU (prevention and Research Unit) European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), Bilbao. Spain


"Do landscapes act on lifestyles?" resources, perception and choices
Gioia Gibelli
Italian society of Landscape Ecology - Italian region of IALE International Association for Landscape Ecology, Italy 



Maddalena Gioia Gibelli

Do landscapes act on lifestyles?" resources, perception and choices

 Landscape architect. Her professional activity is mainly dedicated to landscape studies, plans and projects, which she combines with research, teaching and association activities in the technical-scientific field and the dissemination of landscape .

In her professional activity she has always tried to reconcile public and private interests, through the landscape synthesis and the application of Landscape Ecology as a reference discipline.

Contract professor of Landscape ecology since 1993 at the Genoa University, actually contract professor of Landscape planning at the Milano Politecnico. President of the IALE Italian Region (International Association for Landscape Ecology). Co-founder of the Association “Agriculture’s house” and the civil network “Manifest for Po river”. Administrator of the Lombardy regional park of Ticino since 2015 to 2019.

In 2019 she received the Earth Prize 2019 Italy, for Landscape

Author of about 120 publications on landscape assessment, landscape planning and landscape design.


Celsino Govoni

Chemical Risk assessment in agriculture

Chemical Director of the Department of Public Local Health Unit of Modena, analytical chemist.

National Expert in the field of health protection in the workplace, toxicology and health.

Italian Scientific expert of the FORUM in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

Acting as Director for Workplace Prevention and Safety Service, Centre Area.

Head of the "Chemical Risk" Disciplinary Unit.

Highly qualified professional technical coordinator with particular function and strategic value in activities related to chemical risk in living and working environments.

Expert and representative for Emilia-Romagna Region in the REACH and CLP Interregional Technical Group of the Prevention and Public Health Area (Health Commission Regions and Autonomous Provinces).

Representative of Regions  and  Autonomous Provinces  in  the  National   Coordination  Technical Committee on REACH European Regulation.

Coordinator  of  the activities  for  the control  of  the European  Regulations  REACH, CLP  and  on dangerous and non-hazardous chemical substances and mixtures of the Collective Prevention and Public Health Service of the Emilia-Romagna Region (Health Policy Department).

Coordinator of the REACH and CLP Competent Authorities of the Emilia-Romagna Region.

Labor Inspector SPSAL Local Health Authority of Modena.

Chemical Inspector of the REACH and CLP Competent Authority of the Department  of  Public Health of Modena.

Representative  of  the Regions  and  Autonomous Provinces  at  the National  Technical-  Scientific Council on the sustainable use of plant protection products.


Peter Lundqvist

What about health and safety in Swedish agriculture in the time of COVID-19 -  a national report 2020

Peter Lundqvist is a Professor in Work Science at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. His main interests are on injury prevention, ergonomics and mental health in agriculture. He is also quite active within different international organizations such as: a)  International Society of Agricultural Safety and Health, ISASH (Past president),b)  International Association of Rural Health and Medicine, IARM (Vice president), c) International Ergonomics Association, IEA (Chair of the Tech. Committee Agriculture) and d) International Section of the ISSA on Prevention of Occupational Risks in Agriculture (Advisory Board) . He is also Honorary Scientist and Advisor on Agricultural Science and Technology at the Rural Development Administration (RDA), Republic of Korea.

John Rosecrance

Field research in the time of COVID-19 

Dr. John Rosecrance is Professor of Occupational Ergonomics at Colorado State University. He received his PhD from the University of Iowa in biomedical engineering. Professor Rosecrance has research expertise in the quantification of human exposures to the physical risks associated with occupational musculoskeletal disorders. His research involves work processes in the manufacturing, construction and agricultural sectors. Professor Rosecrance also works closely with colleagues at the University of Milan and University of Sassari.


Giuseppe Santucci

Leveraging on end users to reduce cybersecurity risks

 Giuseppe Santucci is associate professor at the Department of Computer Science of “LaSapienza” University of Rome. His main research activities concern human computer interaction, visualization, and, more recently, visual analytics, focusing on both theoretical issues, like progressive visual analytics and visual quality metrics, and domain specific applications, like cyber security, information retrieval, and telecommunications . On such topics he has published 200+ scientific papers on international journals and conferences.

More about his research at http://www.diag.uniroma1.it/santucci/  http://aware.diag.uniroma1.it/.

Annik Starren & Martina Jakob

EU OSHA Review on the future of Agriculture and OSH


Annick Starren

Annick Starren is working as Project Manager at the European Agency for Safety and Health at work (EU-OSHA) since 2016. Her fields of expertise are: foresight studies in relation to OSH (including digitalisation), OSH culture /prevention culture/CSR, work related traffic safety, diversity (multicultural aspects, vulnerable workers), as well as OSH management in general. She has been responsible for projects related to: the future of Agriculture and OSH (ongoing), OSH Vehicle Safety (Vesafe e-guide), publication of a series of Foresight Expert articles, human health risks and prevention practices during handling of fumigated containers in ports, organisation of the annual EU OSHA e-tools seminars and contributed to several other projects, e.g. the Good Practice exchange. Before she has worked for TNO (Safe and Heathy Business unit) in the Netherlands since 2004, as well as for the Dutch ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (safe freight transport) and as IT management Consultant. She has a degree in Work and Organisational Psychology (Amsterdam).


Dr. Martina Jakob

1987-1994 Diploma in agriculture Technical University of Berlin

1988-1989 Practical year on a dairy farm in New Zealand

1991 DAAD Student exchange to the University of Western Sydney, Australia

1999-2000 Specialist for renewable raw materials

2000-today Scientist at Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, Potsdam 2001 REFA certificate process data management

2005 phD thesis: "Evaluation of work processes in horticulture using 3-D-motion analysis” 2007 Ludwig Wilhelm Ries award oft he Max-Eyth-Gesellschaft Agrartechnik/VDI MEG








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