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Faculty Bio 2015

Winter School 2015

(Alphabetical order)

Barbara Bottalico is Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellow at the European University Institute and a qualified Italian lawyer. Barbara Bottalico graduated J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Pavia (I), Faculty of Law, in 2006. In 2008 she was appointed Teaching Fellow (Law and Life Sciences course) by the University of Pavia - Faculty of Law. From 2009 to 2011 she was a Scholarship Fellow at the Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Matteo di Pavia (I): her research activity was focused on the field of Neuroscience and Law, in cooperation with the European Center for Law, Science and New Technologies ECLT, University of Pavia. After spending 2 semesters as a Visiting PhD Student in the US, in 2013 she became a PhD in Comparative and European Legal Studies (University of Trento). In the last years she has cooperated as a researcher with the ECLT Center in the field of Law and New Technologies.

Gabriella Bottini is full professor of Psychobiology and Neuropsychology at the Psychology Department of Pavia University, and director of the Cognitive Neuropsychology Center at the Niguarda Ca' Granda Hospital of Milan, Italy. She is a PhD in Neurological Science (1991), Medical Doctor (1982) and Neurological Consultant (1986). Gabriella Bottini attended the Clinique Universitaire - Neuropsichiatrique Bel Air of Geneve (Switzerland) as an internal student. She spent two years for research on normal subjects and patients at the Medical Research Council Positron Emission Tomography Cyclotron Unit - Hammersmith Hospital of London and attended the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. She has been Neurologist Assistant (1990-1992) and Aid Neurologist (1994-2000) at the Neurological Science Department of Niguarda Ca' Granda Hospital of Milan, Italy. She is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Neurology of London. She coordinates the study group of Neuropsychology of the Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia (LICE) and of the study group of Neuroscience and Law of the Società Italiana Neurologia Demenze (SINDEM). Membership: International Neuropsychological Symposium (INS), Società Italiana di Neuropsicologia (SINP), European Neuropsychological Society (ENS), Società Italiana Neurologia Demenze (SINDEM), Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia (LICE).

Paul Catley is Senior Lecturer in Law at the The Open University Business School. Prior to this he was at the University of the West of England ("UWE") from 2005 - 2013. He was Head of the Department of Law at UWE from 2008 - 2013 and Deputy Director of the Academic Law School from 2005 - 2008. From 1990 - 2005 Paul taught at Oxford Brookes University, where he was Head of Department 1996 - 2000, undergraduate course director 1991 - 1995 and again from 2000 - 2003, head of the Masters in Criminal Justice and Human Rights from 1995 - 1998 and responsible for Quality Assurance and Enhancement from 2003 - 2005. Paul has also taught at Brunel and Coventry Universities and at South Warwickshire College of Further Education. Paul was educated at Cambridge University gaining his degree and Masters in Law and Economics. Paul subsequently gained an MA in Education at Oxford Brookes University focussing particularly in on-line learning. He was an Associate of the UK Centre for Legal Education ("UKCLE") from 2006 - 2008 specialising in e-learning. The UKCLE was the law subject centre of the Higher Education Academy ("HEA") and was based at the University of Warwick. He is a Fellow of the HEA, an elected member of the Executive of the Committee of Heads of University Law Schools, and a member of the Steering Committee of the European Association for Neuroscience and Law. Paul is also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at UWE.

Lisa Claydon is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University of West of England. She previously was the Associate Head of Department and Reader in Law in the Department of Law at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She has been researching neuroscience and criminal responsibility since 1998. She lectures and leads the criminal law course at the University of the West of England and writes and gives keynote lectures in the areas of criminal responsibility, mental condition defences and the interface between law and neuroscience. In 2010/11 she was a member of the English Royal Society working group on Neuroscience and Law. She has also been contributing to the debate with the English Law Commission on the reform of the defense of insanity in England and Wales.

Federica Coppola is a PhD Student in Law at the European University Institute. She graduated magna cum laude in Law from the University of Bologna in 2010, presenting the final thesis about the "Principle of proof beyond any reasonable doubt" both in the US and the Italian criminal systems. She has practiced the lawyer apprenticeship since September 2010, specifically in the field of criminal law. She attended the postgraduate school in Forensic Psychology at the Istituto Campano di Psicologia Giuridica in Naples. She cooperates with the European Centre for Law, Science and New Technologies (University of Pavia). Her current research deals with the field of neuroscience and law.

Maria Laura Fiorina is a PhD Candidate in Criminal Law at the University of Pavia. She graduated with a J. D. magna cum laude in 2011 from the University of Pavia, Faculty of Law, presenting a final thesis on Criminal Law on criminal aspects of medical treatments in Italy and Germany. During her university studies, she spent a semester as an exchange student at the Universität Hamburg in Hamburg (DE). In 2011 she graduated with a Social Sciences Diploma from the Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS) of Pavia, presenting a final thesis on the court systems in the US and in Germany. Since october 2011 she has been a PhD student in Criminal Law at the Department of Public Law, Criminal and International Justice at the University of Pavia. She is a Teaching Fellow on the Criminal Law course - Faculty of Law, University of Pavia. Since September 2012 she has been cooperating with the European Center for Law, Science and New Technologies (ECLT), University of Pavia. She is also working as a trainee lawyer.

Oliver Goodenough is a Professor of Law and the Director of Scholarship at Vermont Law School. He is also currently a Faculty Fellow at The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he is co-director of the Law Lab project, a Research Fellow of the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, and an Adjunct Professor at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering. He has also been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Zoology Department of the University of Cambridge, a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Visiting Professor at the Neurological Department of the Charite Medical School of Humboldt University in Berlin. He has participated as faculty for The National Judicial College since 2004. Prof. Goodenough has also served as co-director of the Education and Outreach Program of the MacArthur Foundation Law and Neuroscience Project. Professor Goodenough has written on a wide variety of subjects relating law, business, the internet and cognitive and behavioral science.

Pim Haselager is a principal investigator at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and the head of the educational program of Artificial Intelligence (AI), both at the Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He works within the philosophy of mind, with a focus on AI and Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS). He is particularly interested in the integration of empirical work (i.e. experimentation, computational modeling, and robotics) with philosophical issues regarding knowledge and intelligent behavior. He investigates the ethical and societal implications of research in, and the ensuing technologies (e.g. Brain-Computer Interfacing) of, AI and CNS. He publishes in journals such as Cognitive Science, Cognition, Neuroethics, Social Neuroscience, Neural Networks, and Philosophical Psychology.

Daniela Ovadia is a science journalist with a strong background in medicine and neuroscience. She collaborates with the Center for cognitive neuropsychology at Niguarda Hospital in Milan (directed by prof. Gabriella Bottini) as a science officer and supervisor. She teaches science journalism at University of Milan and is a member of the board of the professional association Science writers in Italy. She has been conducting research and communication projects on neuroscience and its impact on society (she recently published on "Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience" a paper on the way media depicted deep brain stimulation techniques and the ethical issues related to their use). From 2008 to 2011 she participated in the "Brain in dialogue" project, funded by the European Commission to enhance interdisciplinary dialogue between neuroscientists, media, lawyers and patients. In June 2011 she organized and chaired the neuroethical session at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Doha, Qatar. She is a member of the International Neuroethics Society. She recently received a fellowship by the University of Pennsylvania to participate in the multidisciplinary professional summer course "Neuroscience and Society" directed by prof. Martha Farah.

Dennis Patterson is Professor of Legal Theory and Legal Philosophy at the European University Institute. He took a PhD in philosophy and a J.D. In law from the University of Buffalo. He has published many books and articles in jurisprudence, philosophy, trade law as well as law and neuroscience. On leave from Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA, he supervises PhD theses in legal philosophy, EU law, sovereign debt and transnational legal theory. His most-recent book, Minds, Brains and Law (OUP, 2013) (with Michael Pardo) is the first full-length treatment of the philosophical issues in law and neuroscience.

Eraldo Paulesu is Professor of Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology, Psychology Department, University of Milan-Bicocca, Milan, Italy. In 1999 he was awarded the Geshwind-Rodin Prize for studies on developmental dyslexia. His research interests are in verbal working memory, anatomical bases of language, developmental dyslexia, somatosensory functions, spatial neglect, and functional and structural neuroimaging.

Telmo Pievani graduated in philosophy of science at the University of Milan and, after that, specialized in the United States, where he conducted doctoral and post-doctoral research in evolutionary biology and philosophy of biology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He has been associate professor of Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Education at the University of Milano-Bicocca. Since 2012 he has been associate professor at the Department of Biology, University of Padua. He is secretary of the Scientific Council and coordinator of the Genoa Science Festival and scientific director of the "Festival of Science in Rome", he is a member of the editorial boards of international journals such as "Evolutionary Biology" and "Evolution: Education and Outreach". Together with Luigi Luca Cavalli Sforza he is curator of the international exhibition project "Homo sapiens: the great history of human diversity" (Rome, Palace of Expositions, 2011-2012; Trento, 2012-2013). Telmo Pievani is director of Pikaia, the Italian portal of evolution, and scientific coordinator of the "Darwin Day" in Milan. He is also a member of the Italian Society of Evolutionary Biology. In 2012 he received a special mention from the jury of Science and literature-Merck Serono.

Caroline Roediger is a Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. She studied law at the University of Bonn (Germany) and specialized in International, European and Comparative Law at the University of Strasbourg (France). She took her First Judicial State Examination at the Higher Regional Court Cologne in May 2009 and began her Ph.D. specializing in Neurolaw (Neuroscience and Law). Caroline has been involved as a research associate both in the project "Neuroscience And Norms: Ethical and Legal Aspects of Norms in Neuroimaging" and in the project dealing with "Neuroscience, Media and Legislation" (funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research); she is also a member of the Research Group "Norm-Setting in the Modern Life Sciences" at the Institute of Science and Ethics, University of Bonn. She stayed at the Health Law Institute, University of Alberta (Canada) for research purposes in 2009 and 2011. Her research interests lie in investigating the legal aspects of Neurosciences and Modern Life Sciences.

Pericle Salvini is a post-doctoral fellow at the Biorobotics Insitute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa (Italy). He graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Pisa in 2000 with a thesis on ‘Theatre and Technologies’. In 2005, he completed a Master of Research degree in Theatre Studies at Lancaster University (UK), where he delved into the telepresence artworks of E. Kac, R. Ascott and P. Sermon. In 2008, he received his PhD in Biorobotics Science and Engineering from IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy). In his PhD thesis he focused on the ethical, legal and social implications of robot design and deployment. He is currently research fellow at the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. His main research interests are in the fields of Human-Robot Interaction (i.e. aesthetic design, human factor and social acceptance of robots), and Science and Technologies Studies (i.e. ethical, legal and social implications of robotics research and applications). He is also involved in activities concerning the use of robots in formal and informal education and art (he participated in the Roborama project). From 2011 to 2013 he co-chaired the Human-Robot Interaction and Communication Technical Committee of RAS-IEEE. He is currently project manager of the EU-FP7 funded research project RoboLaw

Amedeo Santosuosso is Professor of Law, Science and New Technologies at the University of Pavia, Department of Law. He is among the founders and President of the European Center for Law, Science and New Technologies ECLT, University of Pavia, I. He is also among the founders of the European Association for Neuroscience and Law (EANL). He participated (2011-12) in the European Robotics Coordination Action (euRobotics). Amedeo Santosuosso has recently been nominated to the 2014 World Technology Award (Law Category), organized by the World Technology Network. He is member of the Editorial Board of the journal Law, Innovation and Technology. Among his papers: - Santosuosso A., Should privacy be abolished in genetics and biobanking? in Izzo U. – Macilotti M. – Pascuzzi G. (eds.), Comparative Issues in the Governance of Research Biobanks. Property, Privacy, Intellectual Property and the Role of Technology, Springer, 2012. His more recent work is on Legal Interoperability As a Comprehensive Concept in Transnational Law, Law, Innovation and Technology, Volume 6, Number 1, May 2014. A paper on Reason and conscience in humans and machines is in print on the Jahrbuch für Wissenschaft und Ethik (De Gruyter)

Anna Sedda graduated with a M.Sc. in Neuropsychology-Cognitive Psychology from the University of Pavia. During her M.Sc. she worked with Prof. Gabriella Bottini in her Laboratory of Cognitive Neuropsychology, where she participated in neuropsychological research on facial expression recognition in epilepsy patients. During her PhD (2006-2009) at the Department of Psychology at the University of Pavia she spent a year at the Department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada (2008- 2009) working with Prof. Melvyn A. Goodale. In his Laboratory of Action and Perception, she became interested in multisensory information integration during human precision movements and started to learn functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques. Currently, Dr Sedda is a Post Doc fellow at the Department of Psychology, University of Pavia (2010-present), working with Prof Gabriella Bottini and her team. She is studying emotional processes in epilepsy and unilateral spatial neglect. Furthermore, in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science, University of Milan, she is developing new rehabilitation paradigms based on virtual reality platforms and on multisensory processing.

Tade Mathias Spranger is Head of the interdisciplinary BMBF (German Ministry for Science and Education) research group "Norm-Setting in the Modern Life Sciences" at the Institute of Science and Ethics (IWE), Bonn; Associate Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Bonn; Visiting Professor at the University of São Paulo (2002) and at the University of Technology Sydney (Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, 2004-2005); member, inter alia, of the School of Medicine´ s Ethics Committee (University of Bonn); consultant, inter alia, to the German Government, the European Commission, the UNESCO and the German Commission for UNESCO.

Giuseppe Testa graduated with honors in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Perugia in 1996. He is Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg with a thesis of genetic engineering. Currently he is the Head of the Laboratory of Stem Cell Epigenetics at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, the city where he teaches molecular biology and genetics at the European School of Molecular Medicine. The laboratory studies the mechanisms that regulate the differentiation of stem cells to develop new regenerative therapies and to understand how changes in the processes of differentiation are involved in the onset of tumors. Giuseppe Testa has carried out research activity at the University of Dresden, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics and major research centers in Europe, USA and Japan. In 2002 he founded the Forum on Science and Society at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics in Dresden, an initiative to promote debate and awareness of the social implications of biotechnology. Then, he achieved a cum laude Masters in Bioethics and Biogiurisprudenza at the University of Manchester and he has been a visiting fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Political Science at Harvard University on the legal and political implications of biotechnology. 

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