ESR2 Leda Tortora 


Leda Tortora is a PhD student at Trinity College Dublin. Her current research focuses on core features and neural correlates of hateful behaviours and restorative justice. Leda received the BSc degree in Science and Techniques of Psychology at Lumsa University and the M.Sc. degree in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Sapienza University of Rome. Furthermore, she attended a postgraduate Advanced School in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), motivated by a keen interest in learning to face problems with a quantitative approach and acquiring fundamental notions of machine learning and statistical modelling. Her research interests are forensic psychiatry and forensic neuroscience. During her master, she worked with the Department of Human Neurosciences of the Sapienza University of Rome on various projects in forensic psychiatry. As a master student, she was awarded the ‘International Master’s Thesis Scholarship’ to develop her master’s thesis project in collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, on neuroprediction in forensic psychiatry and criminal justice.  

Leda particularly enjoys working in interdisciplinary teams, building up profitable collaborations and engaging in different projects, and she is thrilled to be part of the NETHATE Consortium.