Laura Nota is professor at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied psychology, University of Padova. She is Delegate of the Rector for Disability. She teaches Career construction and Career counselling and Psychological Counselling for the Inclusion of Social Disadvantage. She is Director of the Larios Laboratory at University of Padova. She is also President of the Italian Association for Vocational Guidance (SIO). She was the scientific coordinator of the European Doctoral Programme in Career Guidance & Counselling (ECADOC) funded by European Commission and member of the Steering Committee in the Nice project.
She is associate editor of the International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance and of Journal of Police and Practice in intellectual disabilities, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Vocational Behavior and of the Journal of Career Development. She is member of the Life Design International Research Group, of the Career Adaptability International Collaborative Group.