Vana Stavridi studied Philosophy and Social Sciences at the University of Crete. She further studied Philosophy and Epistemology of Social Sciences (MA) and she received an award for excellence. As an MA student, she was member of ‘Laboratory of Philosophical Research and Translation’ at the Department of Philosophy and Social Studies in the School of Philosophy of the University of Crete. During her PhD research, she focused on contemporary Political Philosophy and Social theory.
She has presented part of her work at national/International conferences. Her main research interests are ethical, social and political philosophy, epistemology of social sciences and social determination of values and knowledge. As a member of RNano, her main research interests include research ethics and integrity in research, ethics of emerging technologies, bioethics, and the relationship between science and societal values with a particular focus on the social aspects of new technologies.