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. Besides research, she is lecturer for the courses in Biomedical Ethics (Master in Medicine) and Qualitative Methods in Public Health (Master in Cognitive Psychology) at USI.