Vice Rector







University Campus - 09046 Monserrato (CA)

Full professor of Pharmacology since 2017, which belongs to the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Cagliari, Paola Fadda has been Research Assistant School of Medical Science (Biomedical Sciences) at the Scottish University of Aberdeen (UK) in 2003, research associate with the National Council of Neuroscience (Institute of Neuroscience of CNR, Section of Cagliari) from January 2004 to December 2006, Visiting Research in the laboratories of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Aberdeen (UK), directed by prof. RG. Pertwee and Dr. G. Riedel. 

Since January 2018 she is a member of the Italian Society of Neuroscience (Sins).

At the university, she held the position of President of the Nursing Professions class (2012/2018), member of the Commission on salary increases (2018/2020), coordinator of the International Mobility Commission of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (2018/2020).

She is currently Coordinator of the International Ph.D. in Neuroscience and member of the Single Guarantee Committee (CUG), of the Medical and Surgical Faculty, of the Joint Committee of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, of the Board of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, of the Internalization Commission of the Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery, of the International Mobility Commission of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, of the University Project Team (Supporting the Promotion of Equality in Research and Academia) on gender issues, funded under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

Since September 2020 he has been a member of the Area 5 - Biological Sciences Disciplinary GEV for Research Quality Assessment 2015-19 of the National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research System (Anvur).

Author of more than 90 peer reviewed publications, Professor Fadda deals with research in the field of psychopharmacology and neuroscience, with particular reference to basic research on the neurobiology of psychiatric diseases, including eating disorders and drug addiction. He has collaborated with Eric R. Kandel (Columbia University, USA).