Emanuele Valenti


Emanuele Valenti is the deputy director of the the Institute for Clinical Ethics Francisco Vallés – Universidad Europea. He is a Lecturer in the Clinical and Pharmacy Departments of the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences at the Universidad Europea, where he is lecturing in the courses of medical humanities and legal medicine to medical students, bioethics, social and legal aspects of biotechnology to biotechnology students, ethics and pharmaceutical law to pharmacy students. After a degree in Philosophy at the Universitá degli Studi di Milano, Italy, he had a master’s degree in Bioethics and a Ph.D in Medical Humanities at the Medical School of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, mentored by Prof. Diego Gracia. On 2008-2009 he has been a Research Scholar in the Center for Bioethics of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US, and on 2010 at the Center for Mental Health Research, Medical School of the University of Massachusetts, Worcester, US. On 2010 he worked as Research Fellow at the Centro di Bioetica Clinica e Governance della Salute Ca’ Granda, Ospedale Policlinico di Milano, Italy. Since 2012 he is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Social and Community Psychiatry WHO Collaborating Center for Mental Health Services Development, at Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom. He is currently researcher at the Research Unit Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón, visiting researcher in the Department of Psychiatry, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, visiting researcher in the Palliative Care Unit of the Hospital Universitario Gregorio Marañon. He is currently Spain member committee in the COST Action IS2101 Bioethics Disaster and researcher and project manager for Spain of the following projects: Massive open online courses with videos for palliative clinical field and intercultural and multilingual medical communication (MedLang) 2014-1-RO01-KA203-002940 and Soft Skills for Children’s Health (Softis-Ped) 2016-RO01-KA203-024630 funded by European Commission through the program ERASMUS +: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. Action: Strategic Partnership. He coordinates in Spain the research project Mapping Normative Framework for Ethics and Integrity of Research (EnTire) H2020-SwafS-2016-741782 funded by European Commission through the program Horizont 2020, Pillar: Science with and for Society. He is involved in research activity about medical ethics teaching innovation in the Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics and in the UNESCO Chair for Bioethics WGs: Autonomy and Dignity in Medical Research and Practice and Bioethics and Human Rights, Forced Displacement in Conflict Scenarios.

His research interests are focused on:

  1. Mental health: ethical issues of mental health care, formal and informal coercion, mental health caregivers involvement and befriending;
  2. Disaster Medicine: coercion in disaster, gender-based violence in refugees and internally displaced people, vulnerability and research ethics in disaster;
  3. Palliative care: ethical issues of end of life care.
  4. Integrated curriculum for medical education