Dr. Ilaria Galasso

Research associate

Ilaria Galasso is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for History and Ethics of Medicine at the Technical University of Munich.

Ilaria Galasso's research focuses on social justice and health equity (and the links between the two), with a particular interest in the social barriers to health and well-being in contexts of socioeconomic deprivation and migration, and the tensions between individual and social responsibility in health and beyond.

Ilaria Galasso has a background in ethical and political philosophy and philosophy of science. She completed her PhD in STS at the European School of Molecular Medicine in collaboration with the European Institute of Oncology and the University of Milan with a dissertation on the opportunities and challenges of the emerging medical approach of precision medicine in terms of justice. As a postdoctoral fellow, she participated in the ERC project MISFIRES at University College Dublin, looking at collaborative approaches to healthcare innovation in terms of social justice. In parallel, she was involved in the SolPan multinational qualitative study looking at the social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related interventions.

Ilaria Galasso has extensive experience with qualitative research methods and with communicating research findings to various audiences within and outside academia.



  • OBELISK - Preventing childhood obesity to stay healthy throughout life
  • SolPan - Solidarity in Times of a Pandemic
  • MISFIRES and Market Innovation - Innovating Together for Better Markets
  • AHRC Network "'Targeting Therapies: Exploring the Cultural and Normative Dimensions of 'Targeted' Approaches to Biomedicine and Public Health."

  • Social and health equity
  • Distributive Justice
  • Individual and social responsibility
  • Social determinants of health
  • Migrant health

Ilaria Galasso gives scientific and public lectures on the following topics:

  • Health Equity
  • The social determinants of health
  • Medical research ethics
  • Public health ethics
  • Precision medicine and distributive justice
  • Patient and public involvement and engagement
  • Migrant health
  • Citizen Science