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Research interests

Anna Berti Suman is a PhD researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society. Her PhD project aims at investigating how Citizen Sensing, grassroots-driven monitoring initiatives based on sensor technology, influences the governance of environmental health risk and how the practice can be integrated with institutional models of risk governance through its social and policy uptake. Besides academia, Anna volunteers for non-governmental organizations on environmental matters.

Anna has a background in Law from the University of Bologna (BA, MA, cum laude) and Transnational Law from the University of Geneva. Her specializations are Health Law and Technology, International and European Environmental Law, and Sustainable Innovation. She also holds a solid education in Comparative Constitutionalism and Constitutional Law. She has work and research experience in the health sector (Royal Brompton and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals, London), Extractive Industries (Unión de Afectados y Afectadas por las Operaciones Petroleras de Texaco, Ecuador) and Water Law (Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe, and Fundación Chile, Chile).

From November 2018, Anna will be conducting part of her PhD research at the European Commission Joint Research Center, investigating the contribution of Citizen Science to environmental policies. Anna is part of the University Council of Tilburg University as member of the employees’ party “The Independents”. Anna was formerly member of the Tilburg Law School PhD Council Board as Policy Advisor for Sustainability. She is Member of the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research and of the Italian Society for Social Studies of Science and Technology. She is part of the team of LabGov - Laboratory for the Governance of the City as a Commons of LUISS University, Rome. Anna is IEEE General Member, and Specific Member of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology and of IEEE Computer Society. She is also member of the Geneva Association of Comparative and Transnational Law, of the Italian Bone Marrow Donor Registry and of the Global Environmental Justice Network. She is part of CoRenewal, non-profit organization aimed to ecosystem restoration and health.


Volunteer Legal Analyst The People vs. Arctic Oil and Haze Litigation (February 2017 - Present)                  Greenpeace International - Legal Unit, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) 

Pro-bono Environmental Lawyer (December 2017 - Present)                                                                    Studio Legale Giampietro, Rome (Italy)                                                        

Environmental Law Specialist (September 2015 - September 2016)
Unión de Afectados por las Operaciones Petroleras de Texaco, Quito (Ecuador)

Water Law & Policy Analyst (October 2014 - August 2016)
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Santiago (Chile)

Water CSR Project Assistant (November 2014 - January 2015)
Fundación Chile - Agua y Medio Ambiente, Santiago (Chile)

Health Law Specialist  (June 2013 - September 2013)
Chelsea Community Hospital School, Royal Brompton and Chelsea Hospitals, London (UK)

Trainee at Law Firm (September 2012 - May 2013)
Studio Legale Pennica Ziosi, Bologna (Italy)


Law, Technology & Health Teaching Assistant (September 2016 - Present)
Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society, Tilburg University (The Netherlands)

Summer School organizer on extractives industries' Monitoring Technologies & Law (Summer 2017)         Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society, Tilburg University (The Netherlands)


Education/Academic qualification

Law, Master’s Degree, University of Bologna

Sep 2011Jul 2015


  • Citizen Science
  • Environmental Law
  • Risk Governance
  • Health Law
  • Public Health
  • Science And Technology Studies
  • Technology And Ethics
  • Human Rights

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Research Output 2015 2019

Between freedom and regulation: Investigating community standards for enhancing scientific robustness of Citizen Science

Berti Suman, A., 2019, Regulating new technologies in uncertain time. Reins, L. (ed.). T.M.C. Asser Press, p. 31-46 16 p. (Information Technology and Law Series; vol. 2019, no. 32).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Il caso "The People v. Arctic Oil" e relative considerazioni sugli impatti climatici ‘a valle’ nella VIA

Berti Suman, A., 2019, In : Ambiente & Sviluppo. 2019, 6, p. 466-472 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Not just noise monitoring: Rethinking citizen sensing for risk-related problem-solving

Berti Suman, A. & Van Geenhuizen, M., 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 2019, p. 1-23 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Noise pollution
Public health

The internet of humans (IoH): Human rights and co-governance to achieve tech justice in the city

Iaione, C., De Nictolis, E. & Berti Suman, A., 18 Nov 2019, In : Law and Ethics of Human Rights. 13, 2, p. 263-299 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The role of information in multilateral governance of environmental health risk: Lessons from the Equatorial Asian haze case

Berti Suman, A., 2019, In : Journal of Risk Research. Special Issue on Multilateral Governance of Technological Risk, p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Health risks
health risk
civil society
Risk management

Activities 2017 2019

Data visualization mobilisations

Anna Berti Suman (Speaker)
25 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Fieldwork experience on citizen science after Fukushima: Inspecting influence on risk response policies

Anna Berti Suman (Invited speaker)
10 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Vespucci Training School on Digital Transformations in Citizen Science and Social Innovation

Anna Berti Suman (Participant)
21 Jan 201925 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course etc.Scientific

Fieldwork on civic monitoring of radiations in post-Fukushima Japan

Anna Berti Suman (Participant)
Apr 2019May 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOtherScientific

Building bridges between the EU and the US on legal and policy aspects of citizen science

Anna Berti Suman (Invited speaker)
13 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Projects 2018 2020

Prizes / Recognition

Alumni Fund Award

A. Berti Suman (Recipient), 2017


Best Interdiscinplinary project award

Anna Berti Suman (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Other marks of recognition

project group
Data visualization
Critical theory
International communication