Cristiana is an Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.
She is an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Time, Space, Image, Society (TeSIS) at the University of Verona, Italy, where she was awarded the Cooperint International Academic Mobility Programme’s visiting scholarship in 2013.
Cristiana has presented her research in the annual meetings of the Royal Geographical Society, the Association of American Geographers and at several international conferences and symposia, both geography-specific and interdisciplinary. She has given guest lectures and seminars in the Religion and Society seminar series, Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University; in the Indian Sacred Geographies workshop series, Department of Literary Studies, Philology and Linguistics, University of Milan; in the Tourism Geography course, Foreign Languages Faculty, University of Verona , and in in the Primary Education Sciences degree, University of Padua.
She has designed and conducted an experimental collaborative project on cultural geography teaching in a primary school in Italy (2009-2010). Results of the year-long project, Assaggi di Geografia Culturale (Tastes of Cultural Geography), have been illustrated in workshops and seminars as examples of best practice in geography teaching by representatives of the Italian Association of Geography Teachers.
Cristiana has acted as a peer reviewer for Tourism: An International, Interdisciplinary Journal, Institute for Tourism, Zagreb (Croatia).