Maria Grazia Rossi
PhD in Cognitive Science (2012) she works as post-doc researcher at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal). She is Deputy National Representative for Portugal within the International Association for Communication in Healthcare. Her current research focuses on the role of metaphors as tools fostering patient understanding. She has worked on metaphors and emotions as reasoning and decision-making tools, especially in the medical and moral context. She published a monograph, edited books and several articles, among which “Coding Problematic Understanding in Patient-provider Interactions” (Health Communication, 2019, with F. Macagno), “Metaphors and problematic understanding in chronic care communication” (Journal of Pragmatics, 2019, with F. Macagno) and “The ethical convenience of non-neutrality in medical encounters. Argumentative instruments for healthcare providers” (Teoria, 2017, with D. Leone D. & S. Bigi).