Mattia is Principal Consultant at Research Consulting, where he contributes to projects on international development, open access and knowledge exchange. Mattia is a public policy specialist with direct experience of research, innovation and international development. Before joining Research Consulting, Mattia worked as a third-sector lobbyist, and as a consultant for prestigious firms in the international legal sector, providing independent advice to governments, businesses and civil society organisations on matters related to public sector governance, environmental and economic policies. After earning a PhD in international law at the University of Nottingham, Mattia held teaching roles at the University of Leicester and the University of Nottingham. Alongside his work at Research Consulting, Mattia is the CEO of an AI start-up that empowers individuals to take control over their personal data and companies to comply with privacy regulations.