PD Dr. Marta Fadda is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer for the course in Biomedical Ethics of the Master in Medicine 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.
PD Dr. Fadda 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 clinical/public health/biomedical research ethics, communication, and new technologies. Using both qualitative and quantitative research methods, she has conducted research on vaccine hesitancy, genetic/genomic privacy, participant-led research, return of individual-specific research results, visual aids for informed consent procedures, fever phobia and the ethical issues faced by clinicians when managing patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness.