Prof. Vitulia Ivone is Professor of Private law, Faculty of Law, University of Salerno; Lecturer of Civil law at the Specialization School for Legal Professions; Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Fondazione Scuola Medica Salernitana; Member of the academic board and professor in the Ph.D. Programme on “Legal Sciences”, University of Salerno; Member of the Patent Commission of the University of Salerno; Member of the Scientific Committee of the Observatory on Human Rights: Bioethics, Health, Environment; Member of the Scientific Board of the journals Biodiritto (Aracne Rome) and Cuadernos de Bioética (UMSA, Buenos Aires); Recipient of a scholarship for the international mobility of researchers granted by the Province and the University of Salerno; Co-director of the International Summer School on Law, Bioethics and Health 2015, School of Law, University of Salerno; Member of the Scientific Committee of "Projecto Procriação Medicamente Assistida", Centro de investigação da FDUP (Prof. Luisa Neto); member of Scientific Committee of Sociedad Internacional de Bioetica (president M. Palacios).
Prof. Ivone was visiting researcher at the “Institut fur ausländisches und internationales Privat- und Wirtschaftsrecht
”, Heidelberg Universitat (April-October 2008); Conference speaker at the Universities of Monte Scopus, Zefat College and Bar-Ilan University (Israel, April 2010); Conference speaker at the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos and at the Escola de Saúde Pública in Porto Alegre (Brazil, May 2010); Visiting researcher at the “Institut für Deutsches, Europäisches und Internationales Medizinrecht, Gesundheitsrecht und Bioethik, Universität Mannheim-Heidelberg” (September 2011 and October 2012); Conference speaker and visiting professor at the Universities of Buenos Aires UBA, UMSA and FLACSO (2014); Conference speaker and visiting professor at the University Llomas de Zamora (AR); Visiting professor and researcher at the Ph.D. Courses in “Bioética” and in “Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales”, Universidad del Museo Social Argentino, Buenos Aires (2014); Conference speaker and visiting professor at the University of Granada (2015); Visiting Professor at Complutense University of Madrid (2016); Conference speaker and visiting professor at Hofstra University, Long Island (USA), 2016; Visiting professor at Sevilla University and Cordoba University (2016); Conference speaker and visiting professor at Porto University (2017); Visiting professor at Yale Law School and Fordham University (2017); Visiting at La Habana University (2018).
Prof. Ivone’s scientific interests are especially focused on bioethical and biolegal subjects concerning the right to health and the beginning and end of life (informed consent, medically assisted procreation, pre-implantation genetic tests, advance directives and living wills, palliative care, dignity and human rights at the end of life, medical responsibility). Besides the classical topics of private law, her interests also include gender, intellectual property, freedom of scientific research, protection of cultural property, and biotechnologies.
She is the principal investigator of national and international research projects funded by the University of Salerno, including “Reproductive Rights” (FARB 2017) and a member of the research group of the Italo-German Vigoni Project 2011-2012 on "Legal and ethical questions raised by end-of-life decision-making in Germany and Italy: a comparative and international law perspective", co-directed by Professors Jochen Taupitz and Stefania Negri, as well as a member of the research group of the international research project funded by the University of Salerno on “Bioethics and international law in the relationship between life, death and human dignity”.