Silvia Camporesi is a bioethicist and sport ethicist with a longstanding interest in technologies and health, and an interdisciplinary background in medical biotechnology, ethics, and social sciences.

Originally trained as a biotechnologist at the University of Bologna, and at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Triest, Silvia retrained in bioethics and philosophy of medicine. She holds two PhDs: the first in Foundations of Life Sciences and Ethics, a joint program of the European School of Molecular Medicine and the University of Milan (2010); the second in Philosophy of Medicine awarded by King’s College London (2013).

Silvia is author of more than 60 peer reviewed articles in a variety of medical ethics, bioethics, and scientific journals, and three books – From Bench to Bedside to Track & Field: the Context of Enhancement and its Ethical Relevance (2014, University of California Medical Humanities Press), Bioethics, Genetics and Sport (with Mike McNamee, Routledge, 2018), and Partire (s)vantaggiati? Corpi Bionici e Atleti Geneticamente Modificati nello Sport (2023, Fandango).

She has worked in a variety of higher education settings: the University of California San Francisco, King’s College London, University of Vienna, and the University of Bologna. She was Director of the MSc in Bioethics and Society at King’s College london from 2014 to 2022. She is fellow of the Higher Academy of Education and former recipient of King’s College London Teaching Excellence Award (2015).

Silvia is a leading international figure in bioethics and sport. She is Deputy Chair of the British Philosophy of Sport Association, and an appointed member of the World Anti Doping Agency Ethics Advisory Expert Group. She has previously been a member of the International Tennis Federation Classification Working Group tasked to review Minimal Impairment Criteria (2020-21) and Trustee of the Institute of Medical Ethics (2020-2023).

Silvia Camporesi is the incoming Research Professor in Sports Integrity and Ethics (from October 1st, 2024). Until then, Silvia is currently a Guest Professor in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care.

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