Gabriele is a Doctoral researcher in Human Geography at the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED), The University of Manchester, and a member of the Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy. Investigating the ‘Digital Economy for Sustainable Transport Transitions – The Case of Cycling’, her research interest lies in collaborative research processes for civic innovation and car-independent lifestyles. Working together with the University Living Lab, she developed the Manchester Cycling Lab as cycling research project and currently supports the mobility task of the EU Horizon 2020 Lighthouse project Triangulum (demonstrate, disseminate, replicate).
She previously worked within the renewable energy sector with industries and governmental organisations and contributed to a FP7 funded European project on green business development for human-centric solid state lighting. Gabriele received a M.Sc in Environmental Management and Policy from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Lund University, Sweden and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from University of Muenster, Germany.