Lucia Galvagni, PhD

Former Visiting Researcher, Clinical Ethics

Lucia Galvagni, MA, PhD, is researcher at the Center for Religious Studies of the Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento (Italy). Her main research interests are clinical ethics, philosophy of medicine, ethics and genetics, narrative ethics and qualitative and narrative research in medicine and healthcare. She taught Bioethics at the University of Pavia and at the University of Trento and is member of local healthcare ethics committees and of the Organism for animal welfare protection of the University of Trento. She has been involved in international research projects on clinical ethics (Séminaire International d’Ethique Clinique, 1996-2001), on genetic testing and citizens’ participation (COST Action IS 1303 CHIP ME, 2014-2017), and on global faith-based healthcare organizations (“Global Faith-Based Healthcare Systems,” in partnership with the Health Law Initiative of Georgetown University, since 2017). Lucia studied Philosophy (Catholic University, Milan), obtained a PhD in Bioethics (School of Medicine, University of Genova) and a Master degree on Ethics, healthcare and institutions (Université Catholique de Lille, France); she has been visiting scholar at the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics of Georgetown University and at the Centre d’Ethique Médicale of the Université Catholique de Lille. At the present, she is completing a book on “Clinical languages and narratives: ethics and communication in medicine.”