Biography

Cristina Scarpazza is a Senior Assistant Professor at the Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Italy. She is also affiliated with the Padova Neuroscience Centre and to the Department of Psychosis Studies (King's College of London). She earned a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2015. Currently, she works in the field of Forensic Neuropsychology and Psychopathology at the Forensic Psychology lab (University of Padova) where she faces issues and challenges regarding the inter-rater reliability of insanity evaluation, the influence of cognitive biases on the opinion of insanity and how these issues can be translated into juridical errors and wrongful conviction. She authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and she is often appointed as an expert in criminal cases where insanity is relevant.