Scientific director of the Center for Ethics in Science and Journalism (Italy)

Daniela Ovadia

Daniela Ovadia is an Italian science journalist, neuroscientist and neuroethicist. She studied medicine and neuroscience. She is the scientific director of Agenzia Zoe (an agency producing science and medical news for many Italian and international outlets), of the Center for Ethical Science and Science Journalism (CESJ), and the co-director of the Neuroscience and Society Lab at University of Pavia, where she teaches ethics for researchers and investigates the impact of science communication on the lay public and the society. She writes mainly for Mente e Cervello-Le Scienze (the italian edition of Mind-Scientific American) and blogs on psychology and neuroscience on their website. She taught science journalism at University of Padua and Milan, and she now teaches at the Master course on science journalism University La Sapienza in Rome and at the Master course on science journalism and communication organised by the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Advanced Studies at SISSA, Trieste (IT). She is a former board member of the professional association SWIM-Science writers in Italy. She is a member of the Programme Committee of WCSJ 2019.

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