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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

Debora Spagnolo

Debora Spagnolo

  • Visiting Scholar

Short Bio

I have a background in cognitive psychology and I am currently pursuing a doctoral program in Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the University of Trento (Italy). I will spend 6 months at IBME as I am interested in learning the DIPEx methodology. My PhD project focuses on studying the psychological experience of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with Parkinson's disease. I would like to apply the DIPEx methodology in my study to make systematic use of patients' experiences as a tool for better practice in Italian health care.

Research Interest

  • Neuroethics
  • Neurotechnologies in clinical practice
  • Ethics of implantable neural devices

Ongoing Projects

Understanding the lived experience of patients with Parkinson disease undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and their caregivers' perspectives.