Paolo Meneguzzo

Paolo Meneguzzo is a researcher (RTD-A) at the Department of Neuroscience of the University of Padova.

He graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 2012 and completed his residency in Psychiatry in 2018 at the University of Padova. He was selected in 2011 for an Erasmus internship at the Department of Neuroscience and Functional Pharmacology of the University of Uppsala, Sweden. He wrote his dissertation about functional neuroimaging data of the perception of subliminal and supraliminal food pictures in patients with anorexia nervosa. After that, during his residency, he spent three months at the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy of the University of Tübingen (Germany), where he studied neuromodulation and evaluation of treatment outcomes in eating disorder patients. He completed his PhD in neuroscience in 2021 at the University of Padova, with a thesis on neurodevelopmental trajectories in patients with anorexia nervosa, which investigated the cognitive and structural effects of malnutrition on the brain of adolescents and adult women.

As a researcher, he collaborated with the Italian Network for Research on Psychoses (NIRP), he was the Italian responsible for the international project on body image “BodyTalk”, run by the Max-Planck Institute and the University of Tübingen.

He currently teaches Psychiatry and Cognitive Treatments at the University of Padova. He is an ad-hoc reviewer for several important international journals within the domains of psychiatry, psychosomatics, neuroscience, nutrition, and gender differences. He has presented as a speaker at several national and international scientific conference.

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