Patrizia Catellani is full professor of Social Psychology at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy. After getting her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the Catholic University of Milan (1985), she became research assistant (1987), associate professor (1998), and then full professor (2001), same university. She was visiting scholar at the Free University of Amsterdam, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Kent, and Cardiff University.
Presently, she teaches Political Psychology, Social Psychology, and Food and Lifestyles. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Social Survey (ESS), the
International Panel on Behavior Change (IPBC), the Review College of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), the High School 'Federico Stella' on Criminal Justice (ASGP), the Research Centre on Law & Social Psychology, and the Research Centre on Media and Communication (OSSCOM).
She is expert reviewer of several scientific journals: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, British Journal of Social Psychology, Social Psychology, Social Science & Medicine, Political Psychology, Political Communication, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, and others.
She has been expert evaluator of the Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission. She has also been expert advisor of research institutes, universities, and publishers (among others, Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), University of Wellington Victoria, and Psychology Press.
She has coordinated and participated in several research projects sponsored by the European Union, the Italian University and Research Council, Lombardy Region, and the Catholic University of Milan. Her research activity is focused on reasoning, decision making, and communication in social and political contexts.
She is the author of about one hundred publications, including journal articles and books.