Roberta Montanelli

Curriculum Vitae

Roberta Montanelli is Lecturer of Government, Health and Non Profit at SDA Bocconi School of Management.

Her collaboration with SDA Bocconi began in 1996. She teaches in the Master in Healthcare Management (MiMS) and Master EMMAS. In these years she has managed research and training projects for important public and private healthcare organizations. She is currently engaged in the development of innovative training courses such as the Oncology Management Fast Track (OMFT) dedicated to young talents in Oncology in collaboration with the relevant scientific societies (CIPOMO and AIOM) and the Multiple Sclerosis Management Lab (MSMLab) with the presence of the Italian Society of Neurology (SIN). For MIMS she coordinates the Self Management Path to support the development of leadership skills of master students.

Her research and training activities focus on healthcare management with particular emphasis on people management and the role of HR function in healthcare organizations. She especially investigates how managerial tools might guide professionals in developing leadership skills. One of the important challenges of the National Health Service is, in fact, the search for managerial forms of orientation of professional behaviors in line with the needs of users and the sustainability of the system. Among the scientific communities with which she worked for the development of managerial and leadership skills there are Neurology, Psychiatry, Oncology, Diabetology and Nursing Profession.

She is the author of books and articles on her research subjects. Her most recent works are published in OASI (Observatory on Italian Healthcare System) and in specific essays such as Mental Health in Italy: challenges and perspectives for changing health care (2017) and The network organization in Neurology: the case of Multiple Sclerosis (2017). She combines the research and the training with the coaching activity: she is a member of the SDA Bocconi coaching team for the development of leadership skills of master students and executives.

Roberta earned a Degree in Economics at the Bocconi University, has a Diploma in Counseling obtained at the International Institute of Educational Psychosynthesis and is Coach with an ICF-ACTP certification.


Research interests

  • Public networks
  • Management of social services
  • Public governance
  • Organization and human resource management in healthcare and social care
  • Economic evaluation in health