Since 2018, Prof. CANALI is directing the ‘Emanuela Zancan’ Foundation, a Centre for Study and Social Research founded in 1964 and based in Padua (www.fondazionezancan.it). She started to work in this research centre in 1992 after graduating in Statistics at the University of Padua. She coordinates PersonaLab, a multicentre research programme involving Italian and foreign partners in evaluating the effectiveness of care processes (www.personalab.org) and the activities connected with the longitudinal study Crescere (Growing up www.crescerebene.org). Prof. CANALI also coordinates the group of researchers involved in the evaluation of the social impact of different projects, at local, regional and national level. At international level she is one of the founding members of the International Association for Outcome-based Evaluation and Research on Family and Children’s Services [founded by the Fondazione “E. Zancan” Onlus, Boston College and 28 experts from three continents (America, Europe, Australia)]. With the International Association, she is working on the relationship between social work and child poverty (www.iaober.org).
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