Rossella Oliva graduated at the University of Padua in 2013 with a Master Degree in Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, discussing the thesis “Metacognition in individuals with a lifetime history of Anorexia Nervosa: a voxel-based morphometry study”.
In 2012, she attended a Master Practitioner for the treatment of Eating Disorders and Obesity at the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCfED) in London (UK). After graduation, during her post-lauream internship period, she continued to work on the Voxel-Based Morphometry study under the supervision of Prof. Chiara Begliomini and she had the chance to take part in a project concerning Food Addiction and Obesity.
Currently she is attending a 3-year PhD program in Psychology at the University of Padua. At NEMO she is investigating the neural correlates of impulsivity as a potential underpinning of food addiction phenomena.