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Angela Simone

Angela Simone

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Angela Simone is a PhD candidate in Law and New Technologies, specialization in Bioethics, at the University of Bologna (Italy). She holds a Laurea (5-years) Degree in Biotechnology, specialization in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (University of Bologna) and a Master in Science Communication (International School for Advanced Studies-SISSA, Trieste-Italy).Her research interest is in the realm of public scientific communication in bioethics controversial issues. In particular, in her Doctoral Thesis, she has been analyzing the role and the type of science communication expressed by experts (Science, Bioethics, Law, and lay-experts) in Parliament hearings and in the courtrooms in two paired case studies on the end-of-life issues in Italy, using the STS approach as theoretical framework.

She is also a science communication professional practitioner. Since 2005 she has been working as freelance scientific journalist (press, web, radio) and as science communicator and writer in European Commission funded research projects, for science museums and foundations, and for school books publishers. Since 2007, Angela has been collaborating with formicablu srl, a science communication agency located in Bologna and Rome. Together with formicablu staff, she is involved in producing and conducting a weekly radio programme on science and society, called Pigreco Party, broadcasted by a non commercial local radio (Citta del Capo) and available on streaming and podcasting.

She has lectured in science communication (theory, radio lab activities and participatory methods) both for journalists and scientists.

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