Primary Department
School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health
Postdoctoral Fellow
Photo of Marta Prandelli
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
Research Centre, SNPCH

Academic biography

I hold an MSc in Psychology and a PhD in Social Sciences (University of Padova, Italy). As a Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, my research focuses on the societal and cultural dimensions of variations of sex characteristics (VSC), also known as intersex variations. My work aims to explore the experiences of individuals with VSC in Ireland and Italy, ultimately contributing to inform effective policies in this field.

Prior to my current position, I gained experience in academia (Italy and the UK), government (Polis-Lombardia, Regional Policy Centre) and non-profit sectors (Italian Red Cross), further enriching my interdisciplinary approach to research and advocacy.

Research interests

Research Focus

My research is centred on the intersection of society and culture in shaping the lived experiences of individuals with VSC. Using qualitative research methods, I have been actively involved in various projects across Europe on intersex studies, gender violence and sustainability. These projects have delved into the experiences of parents, health professionals, and stakeholders, providing valuable insights for developing inclusive and supportive policies.

Engagement and Advocacy

Beyond my academic activities, I am engaged in collaborative efforts with intersex communities, international networks of activists, experts, and researchers. In Italy, I actively participate in awareness-raising initiatives, advocating for the psychosocial well-being of individuals with VSC internationally. My work reflects a broader interest in the role of social psychology and social sciences in contributing to social innovation and engaged citizenship.