Dr. Principato is a researcher who focuses on food waste and sustainable food systems management, consumer health, circular and sharing economy. She is a post-doc Researcher of Business Sustainability at Roma Tre University and a scientific advisor, speaker and author. She authored +70 scientific publications on food waste, sustainability and consumer health. She has been recognized as one of the World’s top three expert and authors on consumer food waste (Journal of Cleaner Production, 2018).
She lived in Boston for two years where she had been a member of the Psychology of Eating and Consumer Health Lab at the Harvard School of Public Health and led a research project on healthy food consumption in collaboration with HSPH.
During 2013-2014 she had been visiting researcher at the Center for Health Promotion and Health Equity at Brown University. From 2011 to 2013 she had been research fellow at the University of Roma Tre with a project on food waste.
Principato regularly gives keynote speeches and informative video/reel on Sustainability and Food Waste, and serves in advisory roles for firms and not-for-profit organizations across the globe.
Her studies have also been featured in La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, Ansa, Affari e Finanza, National Geographic, Focus, and her work has been discussed on IPS News, Sky TG24, TG3, Class CNBC, and Radio Rai.