I am a DPhil student in Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. This DPhil is funded by a Oxford-MRC DTP Studentship and Oxford-Hoffmann Graduate Scholarship.
Previously I have worked as a research assistant in the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society group at the Department of Psychiatry. In this position I helped organize a Young People's Advisory Group, which is part of a larger network of UK groups advocating for young people's participation in research and healthcare advocacy. I also worked for a project called BeGOOD:EIE, which aims to bring young people’s voices into ethical debates related to mental health interventions. You can learn more about the project on our website or on Instagram/Twitter at @BeGOOD_EIE.
I hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Occidental College (USA) and a MSc in Developmental Psychology from Maastricht University (Netherlands). My research interests include early intervention in mental health, ethical implications of new technologies and digital methods.
Currently I am affiliated with both the Department of Psychiatry and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities.
Young people's moral attitudes and motivations towards direct-to-consumer genetic testing for inherited risk of Alzheimer disease.
Pavarini G. et al, (2021), Eur J Med Genet
Governing AI-Driven Health Research: Are IRBs Up to the Task?
Friesen P. et al, (2021), Ethics Hum Res, 43, 35 - 42
Gamifying bioethics: A case study of co-designing empirical tools with adolescents
Pavarini G. et al, (2020), Extended Abstracts - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference, IDC 2020, 320 - 325
Co-producing research with youth: The NeurOx young people's advisory group model.
Pavarini G. et al, (2019), Health Expect, 22, 743 - 751
Positive thinking elevates tolerance: Experimental effects of happiness on adolescents' attitudes toward asylum seekers.
Tenenbaum HR. et al, (2018), Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry, 23, 346 - 357