Marta Fadda is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of the Università della Svizzera italiana. She was previously a clinical study coordinator at the Oncology Institute of Italian Switzerland (IOSI) and a postdoctoral researcher at the Health Ethics and Policy Lab at ETH Zurich.
She has a Master's degree from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies in Cultural Anthropology and a PhD in Health Communication from USI. Her research interests lie at the intersection between communication, ethics and new technologies in health-related contexts. Using both qualitative and quantitative research methods, she has conducted research on vaccine hesitancy, genetic/genomic privacy, participant-led research, return of research results, visual aids for informed consent procedures, fever phobia and the ethical issues faced by clinicians when managing patients with severe disorders of consciousness.