Dr. Serpentini obtained her degree in Psychology from the University of Padua. Subsequently she completed: a postgraduate course in Bioethics (University of Padua); an international master’s degree (University of Padua, Karolinska Institute, University of Oporto, University Paris XII) in Health Promotion, supported by the WH0; a master’s degree in Palliative Care (University of Bologna); a master’s degree in sexuality (University IUSVE, Mestre); a master’s degree in Health Management (University Bocconi, Milan). From 1999 to 2010 she obtained several fellowships from the University-Hospital of Padua to conducting research in psycho-oncology and palliative care, particularly focused on psychological well-being and quality of life of cancer patients. Since 2012 she has been a research consultant in the Veneto Institute of Oncology (Padua, Italy); in collaboration with the Notre Dame University (Indiana, USA) and University La Sapienza (Rome, Italy) she investigated the role of self-efficacy in coping with cancer. Since 2017 Dr. Serpentini has a full-time position as clinical psychologist in the Veneto Institute of Oncology, with also research commitments, referent for the psycho-oncology service of the Breast Unit. Since 2000 she is a contract professor in the University of Padua.
Dr. Serpentini visited several cancer centres in the world, she has numerous publications and she has given over 100 invited lectures. In 2014, she received a national award from the University of Bologna for excellence in research. Since 2012 she is active member of the EORTC Quality of Life Group and since 2016 she is member of the Bioethical Committee of Veneto Region.
Psycho-oncology unit/Breast Unit
– Department of Translational Oncology and Health Services, IOV-IRCCS