The Graduate Campus workshops are led by qualified experts and trainers committed to providing high quality training and support for the doctoral and postdoctoral researchers of UNIL/CHUV.
Our internal trainers come from across the UNIL/CHUV community: the Graduate Campus, Research, the Equality Office (BEC), Teaching and Learning Support (CSE).
For specific expertise, we also rely on external trainers: you'll find more information on their background and expertise below.
Luca Allaria worked for almost 15 years in the biomedical industry, in both large (Medtronic) and medium sized (Endologix) companies. In his career, Luca has focused on both the business aspects of his activities and on training and communication. In his international experience, he has been involved in multiple recruitment processes, both with and without the support of head-hunters.
Luca has extensive experience as a career transition consultant, and is part of the Career Advisory Team at the University of St Gallen MBA Programme.
Luca holds an MS in Biomedical Engineering and an Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) from the IMD Business School in Lausanne. He is certified as an Education Manager/Director and has taken multiple training courses in communication and recruitment. He is also a certified professional coach (CPP) and a Mentor Coach for the International Coaching Federation, a Certified Hogan Assessor and an NLP Practitioner. Luca is also a trainer and supervisor at the IDC (Institut de Coaching) in Geneva.
Luca Allaria - Coaching, Counselling, Training
Melissa Davies, graduate of the London School of Economics is an international consultant with broad experience in management (strategic and operational), particularly within the fields of organisational development, partnership brokering and fundraising, IT and project management.
Melissa is an independent professional negotiator with over 20 years experience of both negotiating agreements and training negotiation skills and conflict management (see www.negoservices.com for references). Customers include academia, scientific research institutes, the private sector (industry) and non-profit organisations.
As a 'solution-focused' coach, Melissa has a great motivation to accompany people and organisations in their professional and personal development.
Fiorella Deshogues is a legal advisor specialized in Migration Law (MLaw). She graduated from the University of Lausanne (Master of Law) and has 10 years of experience in Migration Law. She works in Spanish, in French and English.
She is currently completing a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Migration Law (Universities of Fribourg, Bern, and Neuchâtel).
Her vast experience in the Immigration Department of a large fiduciary, in a specialized Law Firm and in several associations defending the rights of migrants in the cantons of Vaud, Geneva, Valais and Fribourg has allowed her to acquire a specialized knowledge of various issues of the Migration Law.
She advises companies on the secondment of foreign personnel to Switzerland, handling cases of regularization of undocumented migrants or drafting appeals to the Cantonal Courts (Vaud, Geneva, Fribourg, and Valais) or Federal Courts (Federal Administrative Court and Federal Tribunal).
Maura Hannon has over 20 years professional writing experience including writing, editing and translating business documents in diverse fields such as social media, banking, automotive and fast moving consumer products. She has in-depth experience in editing academic works in arts, business and science disciplines, in teaching language and writing skills, and preparing students for Cambridge exams.
Maura has been project manager for commercial innovation projects (eg Kraft, Colgate, BASF, VW Financial Services, Fortescue Mining Group), often in a cross-cultural setting. She has coordinated and participated in the writing, editing and dissemination of a range of documents in the field of micro-economic reform in Australia, and has delivered parliamentary, speech and press material in the Western Australian Parliament under strict time restraints.
A graduate of the University of Western Australia and the Curtin University of Technology, Maura is a winner of the Graduate School of Business Meritorious Achievement Prize (MBA with Distinction), and of the Convocation medal for Political Science (BA Hons, First class).
Dr Patricia Palagi
Patricia Palagi is an independent trainer of the "solution-oriented negotiation" method with Negoservices, and also the Head of Continuing Education at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.
Patricia has a background in biology and computer science, and holds a PhD in Cognitive Sciences from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France.
Her career has taken her from Brazil to France and Switzerland, and throughout her professional career she has gained extensive experience as a scientist, trainer, project manager, and leader of multicultural and multinational projects.
She has been involved in international academic negotiations throughout her career and in particular for the last 5 years as the training leader of a large European project with over 40 partners in 21 countries.