Cecilia Tomassini is Full Professor of Demography at the University of Molise.
She is member of several national and international research groups on population aging, especially looking at the role of the family and support network for older people. Her research interests focus on intergenerational transfers, proximity and living arrangements; effects of past demographic events on older individuals’ care; population aging processes and dynamics within the Italian context and in a comparative perspective; grandparents and grandparenting; twins and mortality, with a specific focus on the effects on suicide; use of European social surveys.
Since 2018, Cecilia is an expert member of the National Council for Economic and Labour (CNEL), appointed by the President of the Italian Republic, and a member of the the ASN Commission for the scientific group 13/D3 Demography and Social Statistics. In 2017, she was appointed as member of the Scientific Committee for the Research Evaluation of ISTAT. Since 2016, she is also member of the of the Scientific Committee of ARiA (Research Centre for Inner Areas and Apennines), at the University of Molise.
Cecilia regularly acts as referee in leading journals of demography and gerontology. She is also Associate Editor of the Genus journal (Springer). She actively participates in the main national and international conferences in the field of demography and gerontology, and she has been invited to give seminars in many Italian and European Universities.