Ornella Corazza

Innovation Manager and WP 5 co-lead

Professor Ornella Corazza, Ph.D holds the Chair of Addiction Science at the University of Hertfordshire (UK) and she is also the Director of a new Addiction Science Lab at the University of Trento (Italy), where she leads multidisciplinary research teams looking at social, clinical and psychopathological implications of drugs and other behavioural addictions. Results of her work have been presented in over 300 peer-reviewed publications, books, policy reports, invited lectures and media appearances. Much of her time is spent lecturing at conferences and teaching medical postgraduate students, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health and other professionals in the fields of behavioural addictions, internet addiction disorder, the neurobiology of addiction, body image-disorders and mindfulness practices. Her academic achievements have been recognized with various prizes and award nominations, including the prestigious 2013 European Health AwardProfessor Corazza is the President of the International Society for the Study of Emerging Drugs (ISSED) and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health (Elsevier). She is a co-opted member of the Internet-Facilitated Drug Markets Working Group for the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) and serves as an expert advisor for national policy makers as well as international organisations (United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime; European Monitoring Agency for Drug and Drug Addictions, World Anti-Doping Agency).