Fabio graduated in Pedagogy at the University of Florence (Italy) and subsequently was awarded an MSc in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Exeter. After spending one year as a research fellow at the University of Surrey, Fabio joined the University of Dundee, where he is currently a Professor of Social & Health Psychology. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Bari, and the University of Queensland.
Fabio is interested in the impact of interpersonal relationships, group life and social identity on mental health. His research has been mainly funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), the British Academy, and the Scottish Government. He regularly publishes the results of his research in international academic journals within the fields of social, health, developmental, and clinical psychology, as well as social psychiatry and psychological medicine. Fabio has also authored, co-authored or edited four books, including a social psychology textbook published by McGraw-Hill. He has been an associate editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology.