Alessia Maccaro was born in Naples, Italy, in 1988. She achieved the Diploma degree [BA] in Philosophy in 2010, at the University of Naples Federico II (Italy). In 2012, Alessia achieved the Master [MA] in Philosophy at the same University.
During her Ph.D in Philosophical Sciences, curriculum of Bioethics, she did two field researches (03/2016 and 04-05/2017) in Departement of Philosophy, Sociology and Anthropology, University of Abomey Calavi - Bénin (Africa)- prof. Roch. Hougnihin.
She has finalized her Ph.D (viva date: 23/10/2017) with a thesis entitled: “Illness and treatment in Benin. Between traditional particularism and universalism of human rights: a perspective of intercultural bioethics”: http://www.fedoa.unina.it/11902/
At the moment she is the winner of a postdoctoral research fellow in Bioethics at the Department of Social Science of the University of Naples “Federico II”. Her research focuses on the ethical impact of thyroid on traditional culture of Benin (Subsaharan Africa).
She is currently Teaching fellow on Ethics, Moral Philosophy and Bioethics M-FIL/03 (CDSS 19/12/2017), at the Departement of Social Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
She is member of different professional bodies (scientific societies) as the Italian Society of Moral Philosophy (SIFM), Umberto Veronesi Foundation – Neapolitan Delegation, Consulta di Bioetica Onlus (Torino University, Italy), Interuniversitary Center of Bioethical Research (CIRB - University of Naples Federico II) and she is member of Scientific Advisory Board of the Laboratory “Ethics, Bioethics and citizenship” (EBC), University of Naples Federico II.
She has authored many scientific articles, books chapters and books about moral philosophy and bioethics.
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of Medical Devices (MDs) in low and middle-income countries (LMIC)
2015 First Prize, Young Award, Consulta di Bioetica Onlus 2015