Previously Paatrizia worked in Ethiopia as a consultant for UNICEF on Nutrition Information System strengthening and for the World Bank on Linkages between the Productive Safety Net Program and the National Nutrition Program. Patrizia previously worked for UNICEF Uganda as a Nutrition Specialist and for NGOs, CESVI and Oxfam Italia in Viet Nam, as Country Representative and Programme Manager, specializing in Community Based Nutrition, Primary Health Care and Livelihoods.
She has also developed and continues to manage the technical content of nutrition website: www.motherchildnutrition.org. Patrizia holds an MA in Human Sciences and an MSc in Development Management. She is currently pursuing a part-time Doctorate in Health Research.