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Organizational outcomes in healthcare (patient safety, HCWs' retention and engagement), clinical learning and mentoring, newcomers' organizational socialization, implementation of VR technology in healthcare organizations (at the clinical and at the organizational level).

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Marco's expertise mainly focuses on clinical learning environments, mentorship, organizational transition of newcomer nurses and work and organizational psychology dynamics related to nursing science, nursing enviroments and human resources management in the healthcare settings. 

His research vision embeds a multi-disciplinary perspective. After his studies in nursing science, he completed his PhD in work and organizational psychology, so to embed in nursing research the theoretical and methodological approaches of a different discipline and to further enhance the understanding of nursing phenomena.

Along his research journey he developed a broad methodological expertise in scales validation, CFA, Structural Equation Modelling, biostatistics and epidemiology in order to further discose the healthcare settings' and nursing's complexity.

His work contributed in testing and disclosing new empirical models to support educational and organizational decision-making in nursing education and management.

His recent reasearch outcomes provided new insights related to the motivational dynamics to support nurses' work-ability in different stages of their career, in designing mentoring strategies in nursing education, and in supporting the adoption of VR technology in nursing care. 

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, University of Verona

16 May 201431 Dec 2099

Award Date: 16 May 2014

Nursing Science, MSc, University of Udine

2 Feb 200617 Mar 2008

Award Date: 17 Mar 2008

Nursing, BSc (Hons), University of Udine

1 Oct 199710 Apr 2001

Award Date: 10 Apr 2001

External positions

Professor, University of Oulu

28 Oct 2020 → …


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