Giulia Frezza is a Research Associate at Imperial College London. She coordinates the Performing Science project examining the human, embodied side of science. Her research focuses on the communication aspects of performing scientific work, particularly how different ways of thinking and learning (such as relational reasoning, visual thinking, and neurodivergence) influence individuals’ scientific discovery and problem solving. Giulia’s background is in philosophy and the history of science and medicine, with a focus on interdisciplinary research and health communication.
Her European Marie Sklodowska-Curie Project MeNDD (Metaphorical Narratives in Dementia Discourse – Metaphor Lab, University of Amsterdam) addressed ethical issues in the field of dementia communication by combining a philosophical approach with tools and methodologies from linguistics and the social sciences.
Giulia holds a PhD in epistemology and history of science (University Denis-Diderot Paris VII and the University Roma TRE). She worked as post-doc and lecturer of philosophy and history of medicine at Sapienza University of Rome, investigating the roots of hereditary theories and classical genetics, and Italian occupational medicine and epidemiology. Besides working as an academic, Giulia is interested in the integration of art and science. She has worked as a playwright, assistant director, and performer, and has organised workshops and public engagement events for museums and festivals (European Night of Museums and Medical Science Festival, Bologna).