Rector

Rettrice Daniela Mapelli

Daniela Mapelli

Full Professor
Department of General Psychology
Secretariat: Via 8 Febbraio 2 -  35122 Padova (Italy)
phone.:+39 049 827 3001
email: rettore@unipd.it

Born in Lecco, Italy on April 2, 1965. Daniela Mapelli is a 1991 University of Padua graduate in Experimental Psychology who obtained her PhD in Experimental Psychology in 1996 from the University of Trieste. She spent two years (1993 to 1995) at Carnegie Mellon University in the Department of Psychology’s Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. Between 1997 and 2003 she held post-doc positions in the Department of General Psychology and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Medicine of the University of Padua. In 2003, she became a university researcher.  In 2010, she became an Associate Professor and in 2016, she obtained a Full Professorship position at the University of Padua where she teaches Neuropsychology and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.

She has published almost a hundred scientific articles in international journals in the field of cognitive neuroscience with more than 3881 citations and an H-index of 30 (Google Scholar). She is a member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, the Herbert Simon Society, the Italian Association of Psychology, and the Italian Society of Neuropsychology.

She has held several University of Padua management positions including, Vice-Rector of Teaching (2015-2021), President of the University Presidium for Quality and Teaching Accreditations (2015-2021), President of the master’s degree course in Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (2012-2015), University Commission member for masters and evaluation issues (2012-2015), School of Psychology board member (2012-2015), and Director of the master’s specialisation in Clinical Neuropsychology (2010-2021).