Dr Gabriela Pavarini

B.A. MPhil PhD

Gabriela Pavarini is a postdoctoral researcher at the BeGOOD project, working to develop and lead Citizens-EIE. She completed a PhD in Psychology at the Centre for Music and Science, University of Cambridge, on the effects of movement synchrony on human emotions and social relationships. Alongside her PhD she co-led the Cambridge Moral Psychology Group, a platform for interdisciplinary exchange in the field of morality.

Gabriela was awarded an MPhil (distinction) in Social and Developmental Psychology from Cambridge, and a B.A. (1st class hons.) in Psychology from the Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil. Her research interests lie at the intersection of moral psychology, emotions and social relationships. She is excited by the opportunity to study the ethics of early intervention programmes and to involve young people in research and policy.



Pavarini, G., J. Lorimer, A. Manzini, E. Goundrey-Smith, Singh (In Press) “Co-producing Research with Youth: The NeurOx Young People’s Advisory Group Model”. Health Expectations.

Kretzschmar, K., H. Tyroll, G. Pavarini, A. Manzini, Singh and NeurOX Young People’s Advisory Group (2019). “Can your phone be your therapist? Young people’s ethical                 perspectives on the use of fully automated conversational agents (chatbots) in mental health support.” Biomedical Informatics Insights 11, PMC6402067.

Pavarini, G., A. McKeown, and I. Singh (2018). “Smarter than thou, holier than thou: The dynamic interplay between cognitive and moral enhancement.” Frontiers in Pharmacology 9(1189), PMC6216403.

Pavarini, G. and Singh (2018). “Pragmatic Neuroethics: Lived Experiences as a Source of Moral Knowledge.” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 27(4): 578-589, PMC6331682.

Pavarini, G., & Schnall, S. (2016) The moralization of the body: Protecting and expanding the boundaries of the self. In K. Gray & J. Graham (Eds.). The Atlas of Moral Psychology: Mapping Good and Evil in the Mind. New York: Guilford.

Pavarini, G., & Schnall, S. (2014). Is the glass of kindness half empty or half full? Positive and negative reactions to others’ expressions of virtue. In H. Sarkissian & J. Wright (Eds.), Advances in Experimental Moral Psychology. London: Bloomsbury.

Pavarini, G., Souza, D. H., & Hawk, C. K. (2012). Parental practices and theory of mind development. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10826-012-9643-8