November 24, 2021 | News | Welcome to the MPIDR
Isabella Marinetti is a new PhD-Student at the Joint Research Laboratory of Demographic Data
Coming from the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Isabella Marinetti is a new PhD-Student in the Joint Research Laboratory of Demographic Data. She wants to investigate the geographical and temporal pattern of mortality at a subnational level, in particular for Italy.
What question drives you most in your research?
Since my bachelor’s in Statistical Sciences I have been interested in trying to combine demographic problems with statistical approaches, to study mortality across time and space through statistical tools and methodologies. During my PhD at the MPIDR I would like to investigate the geographical and temporal pattern of mortality at a subnational level, in particular for Italy, and also address the problem of including data on COVID-19.
What are you particularly looking forward to as you start working at MPIDR?
I am willing to work in a dynamic environment, being part of an intercultural community and gain the experience and knowledge of researchers and other PhD students from different fields of demography and population health. I truly believe that this opportunity could make the difference for my future personal and professional expertise. I am excited to have the possibility to attend seminars, courses and Lab Talks related to (and also far from) my research interest, to broaden my knowledge of the applications of demographic methods to different topics.
What do you like most about Rostock?
I have already been in Rostock as a trainee during summertime and I really enjoyed the riverside and the Botanic Garden next to my apartment. I am looking forward to seeing the city during winter and witnessing the blooming in spring.
What are you obsessed with at the moment besides demography?
I spent a lot of time watching movies and going to cinemas and I would like to continue doing that here in Rostock. This is one of the reasons why I want to learn German. During the pandemic I have also developed a passion for painting and pottery. I also love cooking for and with friends. I know that is very stereotypically Italian…