The European Commission was preparing to establish 2009 as the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, and the Director General wanted to know if the Commission could present something on measuring creativity during the year, she specifically asked: 'Can creativity be measured?'.
After graduating in 1968, Ana investigated the psychological and educational aspects of creativity in a research institute, the Romanian Academy. Three decades later she became a professor at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi, Romania. Working in the Department of Psychology, she taught creativity and conflict resolution. Although Professor Constantin officially retired recently, she does not yet feel retired.