De Paoli, Giorgia


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Giorgia is a fully registered pharmacist, pharmaceutical chemist, and forensic toxicologist, having worked in different professional environments such as a government laboratory, industry, academia, and healthcare. She has collaborated with multidisciplinary, national and international groups to deliver different local and European projects around the implementation of remote clinical trials, parents and babies’ health and best practice for handling and ensuring stability of biological medications. Her work is conducted with the involvement of the community, patients and caregivers, healthcare professionals, and regulators. Current research is focused on substance use which includes prescribed and non-prescribed medicines, recreational drugs, and other drugs of misuse. This work includes understanding if the quality of substances and the way they are taken can affect the purpose for which they are intended to be used. Design and disseminate effective solutions that can be tested and implemented to ensure people’s safety. Current projects involve the use of paracetamol in people associated with possible but preventable paracetamol overdosing; the presence of fake medications on the market, the spread and impact of their use on the population, and the post-Brexit expected solutions to fill in the gaps left if UK won’t align with the European Commission regulations.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Forensic Science (Analytical Toxicology), University of Verona

6 Jan 200418 Jan 2007

Award Date: 18 Jan 2007

Master of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies, University of Padua

1 Sept 199723 Sept 2003

Award Date: 23 Sept 2003

External positions

Specialist Pharmacist, NHS Tayside

1 Jun 20137 Jan 2020

Lecturer in Forensic Toxicology, University of Dundee

1 Sept 200913 May 2013

Post Doctoral Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

1 Apr 200815 Jul 2009

Post Doctoral Reseracher, West Virginia University

25 Jan 200715 Mar 2008


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