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Elisabetta Lalumera

Assistant professor form another University/Institution (pursuant to law 240/2010, art.6, clause 11)

Department for Life Quality Studies

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Assistant Professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy), Psychology Department, since 2006. On leave from 2020 to 2025, and affiliated with the Department of Life Quality Studies, University of Bologna (Italy) and PhilHeaD – Philosophy of Health and Disease Research Centre.

Specialisation: Philosophy of medicine, philosophy of psychiatry, philosophy of psychology, ethics of the biomedical sciences, conceptual analysis and conceptual engineering.


· 2011-2012 part-time PhD student, Northern Institute of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen (UK)

· 2001, PhD in Philosophy of Language and Mind, Università del Piemonte Orientale (UPO) Thesis: “Concepts and Normativity: A Realist Approach”.

· 2000-2001, Visiting M-Phil Student, Birkbeck College, University of London

· 1997, Laurea in Filosofia, Summa cum Laude, Università di Bologna, Italy.


Foundations of Scientific Method and Ethics of Healthcare Communication, School of Medicine, Forlì, Università di Bologna (Undergraduate), from 2021

Philosophy of health, MA Sport management, Università di Bologna

Philosophy of psychiatry (undergraduate), University of Milano-Bicocca, from 2013 to 2019


· Lalumera, E. & Fanti, S. (eds.) (2021) Philosophy of Advanced Medical Imaging. Ethical Briefs Series, Dordrecht: Springer

· Amoretti, M. C., & Lalumera, E. (2021). COVID-19 as the underlying cause of death: disentangling facts and values. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 43(1), 1-4.

· Melloni, E., Benedetti, F., Vai, B., & Lalumera, E. (2020). Not understanding others. The RdoC approach to Theory of mind and empathy deficits in Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder and Mood Disorders. Phenomenology and Mind, 18, 162-181.

· Fanti, S., Oyen, W., & Lalumera, E. (2019). Consensus Procedures in Oncological Imaging: The Case of Prostate Cancer. Cancers, 11( 11), 1788.

· Lalumera, E., Fanti, S., & Boniolo, G. (2019). Reliability of molecular imaging diagnostics. Synthese, 1-17.

· Amoretti, M. C., & Lalumera, E. (2019). Harm should not be a necessary criterion for mental disorder: some reflections on the DSM-5 definition of mental disorder. Theoretical medicine and bioethics, 1-17.

· Amoretti, M. C., & Lalumera, E. (2019). A potential tension in DSM-5: The general definition of mental disorder versus some specific diagnostic criteria. In The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 85-108.

· Gonzalez, S., Guedj, E., Fanti, S., Lalumera, E., Le Coz, P., & Taïeb, D. (2018). Delivering PET imaging results to cancer patients: steps for handling ethical issues. European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, 45 (12), 2240-2241.

· Lalumera, E. (2018) Trust in health care and vaccine hesitancy. Rivista di estetica

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