I come from Argentina and was born into an Italian family. I enjoy travelling, interacting with people from different backgrounds and learning! I have worked in different countries and have a strong interest in psychology, education and research. 

If you would like to know more about my educational background and work experience, please see below.


2016. Doctor cum laude in Psychology. University of Granada, Spain

2009. Master’s Degree in Psychology with two Distinctions. University of Granada, Spain (validated by the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy)

2007. Degree in Psychology with Honors. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (validated by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Educacion)

Work Epxerience 

  • School counsellor, Amadeus International School, Vienna
  • Clinical psychologist, Buenos Aires
  • Psychologist, Community Clinic of the University of Granada

Research and Academia

  • Adjunct professor, Webster University, Vienna
  • Research mobility grant, University of Eastern Finland
  • Marie-Curie Research Fellow on European Project Eldel, University of Granada
  • Research assistant, Dept. of Developmental and Educational Psychology, University of Granada
  • Teaching and research assistant, Dept. of Sociology, University of Buenos Aires

Volunteer work in schools

  • The Bliss Charity School, Northampton, England
  • Höhere Bundeslehranstalt für wirtschaftliche Berufe, Vienna
  • Nakupenda Sana NGO, Gambia


  • Nigro, L. (2010) An interdisciplinary proposal to achieve gender equality at school. Ryan and Lemus Martín. (coords). University of Granada.
  • Nigro, Jiménez-Fernández, Simpson and Defior. (2014). Implicit learning of written regularities and its relationship to literacy acquisition in a shallow orthography. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 43. 
  • Nigro, Jiménez-Fernández, Simpson and Defior (2015). Implicit learning of orthographic regularities in children with dyslexia. Annals of Dyslexia.

Academic presentations

  • Eldel Workshop, Liverpool (England), 2012
  • Fifth Andalusian Seminar of Literacy, University of Jaén (Spain), 2011
  • University of Jaén (Spain), 2010.
  • Fourth Andalusian Seminar of Literacy, University of Cádiz (Spain), 2010
  • Comenius University (Slovakia), 2010
  • Third Andalusian Seminar of Literacy, University of Málaga (Spain), 2009
  • Tenth International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, San Sebastián (Spain), 2011
  • Eldel International Conference on Reading, Spelling and Writing Development, Prague (Czech Republic), 2011
  • Conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Berlin (Germany), 2010
  • Euroscience Open Forum 2010, Turin (Italy), 2010