About Me


Giada Zoccatelli

Degree in Psychology (specialising in psycho-biological) 5 year deal with 110/110 vote achieved in 2003 at the University of Padua with a thesis on experimental scope− rapporteur Prof. M. Zorzi
Psychologist admitted to psychologists of Veneto # 5145
He received his PhD in Neuroscience (Ph.d.) in 2007 at the University of Verona witha thesis in the field of high field magnetic resonance Neuroimaging (3.0 Tesla) andlearning disabilities rapporteur Prof. G. T.
Perfected in neuroscience and advanced techniques of magnetic resonance imagingin Neuroradiology service of Integrated University Hospital in Verona
Is specializing in cognitive behavioural psychotherapy at the postgraduate schoolheadquartered in Verona – head Dr. F. Mancini
Expert in Neuropsychological evaluation techniques of the main cognitive functions
Works at the service of the Integrated University Hospital in Verona asNeuroradiology referent Neuropsychologist in neuroscience for several research projects with the use of advanced techniques of RM (planning paradigms, softwareanalysis and scientific publication of data)
Attends the University Hospital Psychosomatic integrated service Verona and conducts clinical interviews in psychology
Attends and works with the clinical psychology service of the Integrated University Hospital in Verona
Adjunct Professor of General Physiology and nervous system at the University of Verona Faculty of nursing and physiotherapy (Vicenza)
Lecturer at the public administration of Rome School of addictions
Member of the National Council of experts and practitioners – Department of drugs policy Palazzo Chigi, Rome
Reviewer of research products of the national agency of evaluation of universitiesand research (ANVUR)
Scientific Advisor of Droganews and Italian magazines online Journal on Addiction
Has several scientific publications in national and international journals
Wrote manuals of scientific interest for practitioners, parents, and teachers in the field of drug addiction
Organizes training for scientific professionals psychological


Expert in

Clinical and experimental Neuropsychology
Clinical Psychology and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy
Neuroscience applied to the study of cognitive functions
Adult Neuropsychological Assessments in the framework of expert consultants
• Evaluation of learning disabilities in children
Drug addiction and brain damage
• Evaluation of cognitive abilities in brain damage (lesions, trauma)
Brain mapping technique of cognitive, linguistic and General motor features in patients with brain injuries or undesired results related to epilepsy, mental deterioration (dementia) both in adulthood that Pediatric
• Training courses in psychology/Neuropsychology

Lectures, consultations

Has worked as a technical adviser under expert evaluations (techniques ofassessment of cognitive function in brain injury using advanced magnetic resonance imaging).

• From 2006 to date has been a scientific consultant of 16 national and internationalresearch projects
Conducts teaching college courses at the University of Verona, Faculty of nursingand physiotherapy (Vicenza) and the dependency School of public administration in Rome.
Participated in numerous national conferences as a speaker.


Prestigious collaborations

National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), a prestigious American Research Centre onAddictions,

Prof. Bonci and prof.ssa Nora Volkow (Bethesda, USA)
• Department of drugs policy of Palazzo Chigi, Rome, Italy
Ministry of health, Rome, Italy
Regional programme of dependencies of Verona, Italy
University Hospital in Verona, Italy
Università degli Studi di Verona, Italy
Psychiatric University Hospital of Berne, Prof. Andrea Federspiel, Switzerland
Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico s. Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Brescia, Italy


Positions of prestige

Member of the National Council of experts and practitioners in the Department of drugs policy of Palazzo Chigi, Rome, Italy

Awards and recognitions

  In 2006 won a scholarship young researchers” instituted by the Lions Club ofVerona
In 2007 won a scholarship young researchers” set up by the Rotary Club of Mantua


The Media

Interview with Speciale TG1 Rai 1 news broadcast feature stories, edited by Tg1 on12/5/2010 entitled “scientists of drugs”, anchorwoman Monica Maggioni.