Annamaria Campanini currently serves as president of IASSW (2016), In 2007 she was promoted to her current position as professor of social work at Milano Bicocca University. She is trained as a social worker, sociologist and family therapist. Dr. Campanini began her academic career in 1975 and has a strongly developed interest in Italian, European and international social work education. She received a PhD in Sociology, Theory and Methodology of Social Work from Trieste University in 1998. In 2009 she was awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree by Loyola University of Chicago for her leadership in international social work education. In 2003 she was elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the EASSW and served as its President from 2007-2011.
In addition to her leadership roles in social work education, she has taught extensively throughout Europe and globally and has served as an international examiner in several countries, including curriculum evaluator for A3ES in Portugal and as expert for European ESCO projects.
Dr. Campanini is the author of numerous publications in several languages, including English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. In addition, she serves as an editorial board member of many international social work journals.