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Marta Fadda



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.

PD Dr. Fadda is also a Fellow of the Swiss School of Public Health (SPPH+), a member of the editorial board of Bioethica Forum, and a Master of Bioethics (MBE) candidate at Harvard Medical School.