Curriculum Vitae of Maddalena Favaretto


Expertise/Research field:
With a background in Philosophy, Maddalena Favaretto is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Basel, Switzerland. After graduating in Philosophical Sciences (Master of Arts, 2016), she spent a semester as a visiting scholar at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Law at KU Leuven (Belgium), where she started developing her research skills in Bioethics. There she worked on a few projects ranging from the epistemic value and ethical significance of three-dimensional prenatal ultrasound scanning, the ethics of prenatal genetic testing, to a qualitative study on media coverage of human-pig chimera experiments. Maddalena is currently working on the SNF founded project on Big Data Research Ethics.

Main Publications:
Favaretto M, De Clercq E, Briel M, et al. (2020) Working Through Ethics Review of Big Data Research Projects: An Investigation into the Experiences of Swiss and American Researchers. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics.
Favaretto M, De Clercq E, Schneble CO, et al. (2020) What is your definition of Big Data? Researchers’ understanding of the phenomenon of the decade. PLOS ONE.
Favaretto M, De Clercq E and Elger BS. (2019) Big Data and discrimination: perils, promises and solutions. A systematic review. Journal of Big Data 6(12).

Stations of work:
Maddalena Favaretto is currently working as a research assistant at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics (IBMB) at the University of Basel.

Maddalena Favaretto
PhD Student
Bernoullistrasse 28
4056 Basel

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