Scientific committee

Principal investigator

Albert Espelt Hernández

PhD in Biomedicine, Master of Science in Public Health, bachelor’s degree in applied Statistics, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, bachelor’s degree in Market Studies and Techniques and bachelor’s degree in Statistics. Director of Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP) and head of the  Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya. Main professor at Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Health Sciences at UManresa. Associate professor at the Department of Psychobiology and Health Science Methodology of Psychology bachelor’s degree at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Main researcher of DESKcohort project. He has developed his research in areas of drug addiction and social inequalities in health.

Project manager

Helena González Casals

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, in Manresa. Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). Associate professor at the Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Health Sciences Faculty in UManresa, in the Community Physiotherapy course. DESKcohort project manager.

Fieldwork coordinator

Judit Rogés Olivares

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and MSc in Drug dependence (UB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC). Fieldwork coordinator of the DESKcohort project and member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). Fieldwork coordinator of the DESKcohort project. 

UVic-UCC Investigator

Tivy Barón Garcia

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC) and member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP).

UVic-UCC Investigator

Ester Teixidó-Compañó

PhD in Biomedicine. Master of Science in Public Health and Master in Psychosocial Intervention. Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Main professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC) in the fields of public health and community health and associate professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Researcher in the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC). She has collaborated on drug addiction research projects.

UOC Investigator

Marina Bosque Prous

PhD in Biomedicine (UPF), Master of Science in Public Health (UPF-UAB), bachelor’s degree in Biology (UB) and bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition (UB) and Dietetics (UB). Main professor of Health Sciences Studies at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and associate professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences in UManresa (UVic-UCC). Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). She is currently the coordinator of the alcohol working group of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology (SEE). She has collaborated on several research projects in the field of drug addiction.

CEEISCAT Investigator

Jordi Casabona

Master’s in Public Health from Texas University (Houston, TX, 1986) and PhD in Medicine from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, 1990). Director of the Center of Epidemiological studies on sexually transmitted infections and AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT), dependent on the Health Department and located in Can Ruti’s campus since 1995; associate professor at the Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine subject at the UAB since 1992 and main professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) since 2014. He worked at the WHO (Gèneve 1989-1990), and he has been co-president of the XIV International AIDS Conference (Barcelona, 2002). He has led multiple international projects, both in Europe and South America through the Fundació Sida I Societat. He has published several books and more than 200 articles in his field of study.

CEEISCAT Investigator

Cinta Folch

PhD in Public Health and biomedical research methodology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and a master’s degree in Public Health. Since 2000 she works at the Center of Epidemiological studies on Sexually Transmitted Infections and AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT). She has coordinated research about behavioural monitoring of HVI and sexually transmitted infections in key populations. In the research field, she has been a member of the research team of different projects financed by the Direcció General de Salut I Protecció al Consumidor (DGDANCO) about the LGBTIQ+ community and other men who have sex with men (EMIS and Sialon projects).  In the academic area, in recent years she has collaborated as an associate professor of the Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine subject at the UAB, and she has collaborated as a teacher in the Specialization course on sexually transmitted infections and AIDS of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).

Investigator from the Health Department

Joan Colom i Farran

PhD in Medicine, bachelor’s degree in Public Health from the Escuela Nacional de Sanidad, master’s degree in Directive Management in the Superior School for Business Management (ESADE) and master’s degree in drug addiction (UB). Main professor at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), ESADE and Institut d’Estudis de la Salut. Deputy Director-General for Drug Addictions for the Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPC), Health Department, Generalitat de Catalunya. Director of the HVI, AIDS and Hepatitis Programme of the ASPC. President of the Public Director’s Club in ESADE. Project coordinator for the European Union. Adviser for the World Health Organization (WHO). Member of 20 scientific societies and committees. Founder of the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and other Drugs (INEBRIA) and of the Alcohol Policy Network (APN). He has developed his research in the field of drug addiction, HVI and Hepatitis.

Investigator from the Health Department

Susanna Puigcorbé

Master of Science in Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Collaborator in behavioural addictions at the General Sub-directorate of Drug addictions in the Catalan Public Health Agency.

Workgroups
Tobacco Group

Esteve Fernandez – Collaborating researcher at the Catalan Institute of Oncology

PhD and Master of Science in Public Health and bachelor’s degree in Medicine from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Director of Epidemiology and Prevention in the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) and coordinator of the Research Programme on Epidemiology and Public Health (EPIBELL) of the Biomedical Research Institute of Bellvitge (IDIBELL). Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health in the Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty of the Universitat de Barcelona (UB). He has published more than 400 scientific articles, was the director of Gaceta Sanitaria and has taught more than 50 courses about scientific writing.

Teresa Arechavala Roé – UVic-UCC Collaborator Investigator

PhD in Biomedicine, Master of Science in Public Health, and bachelor’s degree in Biology. Technician in community health at Sabadell Town Council, and associate professor at the Epidemiology and Public Health Department of the Faculty of Health Sciences in Manresa (UVic-UCC) teaching the courses of Biostatistics and Information Systems, and Community Physiotherapy. Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP) at UVic-UCC. She has developed her research in the field of smoking and environmental exposure to tobacco and has joined several health promotion projects focused on children and teenagers.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7946-1210

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Teresa_Arechavala

Antoni Baena Garcia – UOC Investigator

PhD in Psychology from Universitat Ramon Llull. Graduate in Psychology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Specialist in the treatment and control of smoking with more than 20 years of experience. Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). He has worked at the Smoking Unit at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and the Smoking Unit at Hospital Bellvitge in different projects on remote treatment of people who smoke; he has been the project manager at the Control and Smoking Unit at Institut Català de Tabaquisme and the principal investigator in a study on the treatment of smoking in cancer survivors through social networks (beca FIS PI16 /01766). He is a member of the Psychology and TIC Commission of the Official College of Psychologists of Catalunya-COPC.

At the moment, he is professor of the Health Sciences Studies at UOC.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9221-8784

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Antoni-Baena

Joan Colom Farran – Investigator from the Health Department

PhD in Medicine, bachelor’s degree in Public Health from the Escuela Nacional de Sanidad, master’s degree in Directive Management in the Superior School for Business Management (ESADE) and master’s degree in drug addiction (UB). Main professor at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), ESADE and Institut d’Estudis de la Salut. Deputy Director-General for Drug Addictions for the Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPC), Health Department, Generalitat de Catalunya. Director of the HVI, AIDS and Hepatitis Programme of the ASPC. President of the Public Director’s Club in ESADE. Project coordinator for the European Union. Adviser for the World Health Organization (WHO). Member of 20 scientific societies and committees. Founder of the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and other Drugs (INEBRIA) and of the Alcohol Policy Network (APN). He has developed his research in the field of drug addiction, HVI and Hepatitis.

Helena González Casals – UVic-UCC Investigator

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, in Manresa. Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). Associate professor at the Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Health Sciences Faculty in UManresa, in the Community Physiotherapy course. DESKcohort project manager.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9605-3080

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Helena_Gonzalez_Casals

Albert Espelt Hernández – UVic-UCC Investigator 

PhD in Biomedicine, Master of Science in Public Health, bachelor’s degree in applied Statistics, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, bachelor’s degree in Market Studies and Techniques and bachelor’s degree in Statistics. Director of Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP) and head of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya. Main professor at Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Health Sciences at UManresa. Associate professor at the Department of Psychobiology and Health Science Methodology of Psychology bachelor’s degree at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Main researcher of DESKcohort project. He has developed his research in areas of drug addiction and social inequalities in health.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8625-4356

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Albert_Espelt

Alcohol Group

Albert Espelt Hernández – UVic-UCC Investigator 

PhD in Biomedicine, Master of Science in Public Health, bachelor’s degree in applied Statistics, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, bachelor’s degree in Market Studies and Techniques and bachelor’s degree in Statistics. Director of Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP) and head of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya. Main professor at Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Health Sciences at UManresa. Associate professor at the Department of Psychobiology and Health Science Methodology of Psychology bachelor’s degree at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Main researcher of DESKcohort project. He has developed his research in areas of drug addiction and social inequalities in health.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8625-4356

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Albert_Espelt

Marina Bosque Prous – UOC Investigator

PhD in Biomedicine (UPF), Master of Science in Public Health (UPF-UAB), bachelor’s degree in Biology (UB) and bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition (UB) and Dietetics (UB). Main professor of Health Sciences Studies at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and associate professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences in UManresa (UVic-UCC). Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). She is currently the coordinator of the alcohol working group of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology (SEE). She has collaborated on several research projects in the field of drug addiction.

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8830-8880

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marina_Bosque-Prous

Ester Teixidó-Compañó – UVic-UCC Investigator

PhD in Biomedicine. Master of Science in Public Health and Master in Psychosocial Intervention. Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Main professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC) in the fields of public health and community health and associate professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Researcher in UVic-UCC Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP) and member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department of this university. She has collaborated on drug addiction research projects.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0565-7023

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ester_Teixido-Compano

Judit Rogés Olivares – UVic-UCC Investigator 

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and MSc in Drug dependence (UB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC) and member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). Fieldwork coordinator of the DESKcohort project.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3575-7068

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Judit-Roges

Núria Obradors Rial – Investigator from the Education Department 

PhD from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Master of Science in Public Health. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Main professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences in UManresa. Researcher at the Epidemiology and Public Health Group in UVic-UCC (GRESP). She has developed her research in the field of youth’s risky behaviours and territorial inequalities.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4981-3187

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nuria_Obradors-Rial

Cinta Folch – CEEISCAT Investigator

PhD in Public Health and biomedical research methodology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and a master’s degree in Public Health. Since 2000 she works at the Center of Epidemiological studies on Sexually Transmitted Infections and AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT). She has coordinated research about behavioural monitoring of HVI and sexually transmitted infections in key populations. In the research field, she has been a member of the research team of different projects financed by the Direcció General de Salut I Protecció al Consumidor (DGDANCO) about the LGBTIQ+ community and other men who have sex with men (EMIS and Sialon projects).  In the academic area, in recent years she has collaborated as an associate professor of the Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine subject at the UAB, and she has collaborated as a teacher in the Specialization course on sexually transmitted infections and AIDS of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8400-2668

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cinta-Folch

Jordi Casabona – CEEISCAT Investigator

Master’s in Public Health from Texas University (Houston, TX, 1986) and PhD in Medicine from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, 1990). Director of the Center of Epidemiological studies on sexually transmitted infections and AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT), dependent on the Health Department and located in Can Ruti’s campus since 1995; associate professor at the Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine subject at the UAB since 1992 and main professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) since 2014. He worked at the WHO (Gèneve 1989-1990), and he has been co-president of the XIV International AIDS Conference (Barcelona, 2002). He has led multiple international projects, both in Europe and South America through the Fundació Sida I Societat. He has published several books and more than 200 articles in his field of study.

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4816-5536

Joan Colom i Farran – Investigator from the Health Department

PhD in Medicine, bachelor’s degree in Public Health from the Escuela Nacional de Sanidad, master’s degree in Directive Management in the Superior School for Business Management (ESADE) and master’s degree in drug addiction (UB). Main professor at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), ESADE and Institut d’Estudis de la Salut. Deputy Director-General for Drug Addictions for the Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPC), Health Department, Generalitat de Catalunya. Director of the HVI, AIDS and Hepatitis Programme of the ASPC. President of the Public Director’s Club in ESADE. Project coordinator for the European Union. Adviser for the World Health Organization (WHO). Member of 20 scientific societies and committees. Founder of the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and other Drugs (INEBRIA) and of the Alcohol Policy Network (APN). He has developed his research in the field of drug addiction, HVI and Hepatitis.

Helena González Casals – Investigadora UVic-UCC

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, in Manresa. Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). Associate professor at the Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Health Sciences Faculty in UManresa, in the Community Physiotherapy course. DESKcohort project manager.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9605-3080

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Helena_Gonzalez_Casals

Group of other drugs

Xavier Majó – Investigator from the Health Department

Bachelor’s degree in Medicine from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Coordinator of the Drug addiction Information System and the Viral hepatitis control and prevention programme from the Public Health Agency of Catalonia. Until 2015 he was the coordinator of the harm reduction programmes of the General Subdirectorate of drug addiction of the Public Health Agency of Catalonia. In the 80’s he exercised as a doctor in different addiction treatment centres (CAS). He also participated in municipal drug addiction prevention programmes in Catalonia.  He has developed his research in the field of drug addictions, HVI, Hepatitis and AIDS.

Marina Bosque Prous – UOC Investigator 

PhD in Biomedicine (UPF), Master of Science in Public Health (UPF-UAB), bachelor’s degree in Biology (UB) and bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition (UB) and Dietetics (UB). Main professor of Health Sciences Studies at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and associate professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences in UManresa (UVic-UCC). Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). She is currently the coordinator of the alcohol working group of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology (SEE). She has collaborated on several research projects in the field of drug addiction.

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8830-8880

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marina_Bosque-Prous

Judit Rogés Olivares – UVic-UCC Investigator

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and MSc in Drug dependence (UB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC) and member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). Fieldwork coordinator of the DESKcohort project.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3575-7068

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Judit-Roges

Helena González Casals –  UVic-UCC Investigator

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, in Manresa. Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). Associate professor at the Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Health Sciences Faculty in UManresa, in the Community Physiotherapy course. DESKcohort project manager.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9605-3080

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Helena_Gonzalez_Casals

Albert Espelt Hernández – UVic-UCC Investigator 

PhD in Biomedicine, Master of Science in Public Health, bachelor’s degree in applied Statistics, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, bachelor’s degree in Market Studies and Techniques and bachelor’s degree in Statistics. Director of Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP) and head of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya. Main professor at Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Health Sciences at UManresa. Associate professor at the Department of Psychobiology and Health Science Methodology of Psychology bachelor’s degree at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Main researcher of DESKcohort project. He has developed his research in areas of drug addiction and social inequalities in health.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8625-4356

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Albert_Espelt 

Behavioral Addiction Group

Susanna Puigcorbé – Investigator from the Health Department

Master of Science in Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Collaborator in behavioural addictions at the General Sub-directorate of Drug addictions in the Catalan Public Health Agency.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9515-0826

Núria Obradors Rial – Investigadora del Departament de Salut

Doctora per la Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Màster oficial en Salut Pública. Diplomada en Infermeria. Professora titular de Salut Pública de la Facultat de Ciències de la Salut de la UManresa. Investigadora del Grup de Recerca en Epidemiologia i Salut Pública de la UVic-UCC (GRESP). Ha desenvolupat la seva recerca en l’àmbit de les conductes de risc dels joves i les desigualtats generades pel territori.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4981-3187

 

Joan Colom i Farran – Investigator from the Health Department

PhD in Medicine, bachelor’s degree in Public Health from the Escuela Nacional de Sanidad, master’s degree in Directive Management in the Superior School for Business Management (ESADE) and master’s degree in drug addiction (UB). Main professor at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), ESADE and Institut d’Estudis de la Salut. Deputy Director-General for Drug Addictions for the Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPC), Health Department, Generalitat de Catalunya. Director of the HVI, AIDS and Hepatitis Programme of the ASPC. President of the Public Director’s Club in ESADE. Project coordinator for the European Union. Adviser for the World Health Organization (WHO). Member of 20 scientific societies and committees. Founder of the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and other Drugs (INEBRIA) and of the Alcohol Policy Network (APN). He has developed his research in the field of drug addiction, HVI and Hepatitis.

Marina Bosque Prous – Investigadora UOC

PhD in Biomedicine (UPF), Master of Science in Public Health (UPF-UAB), bachelor’s degree in Biology (UB) and bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition (UB) and Dietetics (UB). Main professor of Health Sciences Studies at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and associate professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences in UManresa (UVic-UCC). Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). She is currently the coordinator of the alcohol working group of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology (SEE). She has collaborated on several research projects in the field of drug addiction.

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8830-8880

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marina_Bosque-Prous

Francesc Saigí Rubió – UOC Investigator 

PhD in Biology. Associate professor of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain). Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). He is currently Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for eHealth at the same faculty. He is the principal investigator for the CYTED – RITMOS Network (Ibero-American network for mobile technologies in health) Ref. 515RT0498).

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9616-1551

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Francesc_Saigi-Rubio

Helena González Casals – UVic-UCC Investigator 

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, in Manresa. Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). Associate professor at the Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Health Sciences Faculty in UManresa, in the Community Physiotherapy course. DESKcohort project manager.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9605-3080

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Helena_Gonzalez_Casals

Albert Espelt Hernández – UVic-UCC Investigator

PhD in Biomedicine, Master of Science in Public Health, bachelor’s degree in applied Statistics, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, bachelor’s degree in Market Studies and Techniques and bachelor’s degree in Statistics. Director of Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP) and head of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya. Main professor at Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Health Sciences at UManresa. Associate professor at the Department of Psychobiology and Health Science Methodology of Psychology bachelor’s degree at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Main researcher of DESKcohort project. He has developed his research in areas of drug addiction and social inequalities in health.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8625-4356

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Albert_Espelt

Physical Activity Group

Tivy Barón Garcia – UVic-UCC Investigator 

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC) and member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP).

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9094-2648

Rémi Gontié – UVic-UCC Investigator 

PhD student in Biomedicine (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), official master’s degree in Chest Physiotherapy (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), master’s degree in Manual Therapy (Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya), Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department of the Faculty of Health Sciences of Manresa of the Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya and member of the UVIC-UCC / UOC Interuniversity Research Group in Epidemiology and Public Health (GRESP). Main professor at Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Health Sciences at UManresa. He develops his research in Physical Activity and Health.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2713-4194

Helena González Casals – UVic-UCC Investigator 

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, in Manresa. Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). Associate professor at the Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Health Sciences Faculty in UManresa, in the Community Physiotherapy course. DESKcohort project manager.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9605-3080

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Helena_Gonzalez_Casals

Albert Espelt Hernández – UVic-UCC Investigator 

PhD in Biomedicine, Master of Science in Public Health, bachelor’s degree in applied Statistics, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, bachelor’s degree in Market Studies and Techniques and bachelor’s degree in Statistics. Director of Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP) and head of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya. Main professor at Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Health Sciences at UManresa. Associate professor at the Department of Psychobiology and Health Science Methodology of Psychology bachelor’s degree at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Main researcher of DESKcohort project. He has developed his research in areas of drug addiction and social inequalities in health.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8625-4356

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Albert_Espelt

Sexuality Group

Carlota Riera Claret – UVic-UCC Investigator

PhD in Social Psychology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Master of Science in Education and ICT, e-learning at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Corporate Development Director at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya in Manresa. Management of inter-institutional research group in Teaching Innovation, Simulation and Safety of UVic-UCC patients (GRINDOSSEP). Professor in the field of Public Health, Qualitative Research Methodology, Organizational Development and Talent Development. Organizational development project consultant for the Global Institute for Organizational Development. Accredited consultant at Insight Discovery.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3841-0473

Cinta Folch – CEEISCAT Investigator

PhD in Public Health and biomedical research methodology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and a master’s degree in Public Health. Since 2000 she works at the Center of Epidemiological studies on Sexually Transmitted Infections and AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT). She has coordinated research about behavioural monitoring of HVI and sexually transmitted infections in key populations. In the research field, she has been a member of the research team of different projects financed by the Direcció General de Salut I Protecció al Consumidor (DGDANCO) about the LGBTIQ+ community and other men who have sex with men (EMIS and Sialon projects).  In the academic area, in recent years she has collaborated as an associate professor of the Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine subject at the UAB, and she has collaborated as a teacher in the Specialization course on sexually transmitted infections and AIDS of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8400-2668

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cinta-Folch

Jordi Casabona – CEEISCAT Investigator

Master’s in Public Health from Texas University (Houston, TX, 1986) and PhD in Medicine from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, 1990). Director of the Center of Epidemiological studies on sexually transmitted infections and AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT), dependent on the Health Department and located in Can Ruti’s campus since 1995; associate professor at the Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine subject at the UAB since 1992 and main professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) since 2014. He worked at the WHO (Gèneve 1989-1990), and he has been co-president of the XIV International AIDS Conference (Barcelona, 2002). He has led multiple international projects, both in Europe and South America through the Fundació Sida I Societat. He has published several books and more than 200 articles in his field of study.

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4816-5536

Gemma Drou Roget – UVic-UCC Investigator

Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Manresa (UVic-UCC) and member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP).

Helena González Casals – UVic-UCC Investigator

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, in Manresa. Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). Associate professor at the Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Health Sciences Faculty in UManresa, in the Community Physiotherapy course. DESKcohort project manager.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9605-3080

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Helena_Gonzalez_Casals

Albert Espelt Hernández – UVic-UCC Investigator

PhD in Biomedicine, Master of Science in Public Health, bachelor’s degree in applied Statistics, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, bachelor’s degree in Market Studies and Techniques and bachelor’s degree in Statistics. Director of Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP) and head of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya. Main professor at Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Health Sciences at UManresa. Associate professor at the Department of Psychobiology and Health Science Methodology of Psychology bachelor’s degree at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Main researcher of DESKcohort project. He has developed his research in areas of drug addiction and social inequalities in health.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8625-4356

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Albert_Espelt

Nutrition Group

Alicia Aguilar Martínez – UOC Investigator

Phd in Biology from UB and MSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (UCA). Sub-director of teaching and professor of the Health Sciences Studies at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. She is a researcher at the FoodLab research group, an interdisciplinary research group on alimentation, nutrition, society and health, consolidated group (2017 SGR 834) by the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR), and a member of the assistant and executive committee of the UNESCO Cathedra in Alimentation, Culture and Development. She develops her research in the study of alimentary habits, nutritional education and the possibilities of the application of information and communication technologies in health promotion.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1004-9548

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alicia-Aguilar-3

Laura Esquius de la Zarza – UOC Investigator

PhD from Universitat de Barcelona. Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at Universitat de Vic. In recent years, she has combined academic and scientific activity with professional tasks in the field of nutrition and health. Professor of Health Sciences Studies at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and the Faculty of Health Sciences of Manresa, Uvic-UCC.

She is a researcher from the FoodLab research group, an interdisciplinary research group in food, nutrition, society, and health, consolidated (SGR 834) by the Agency for University and Research Grants’ Management (AGAUR).

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1009-5379

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Laura_Esquius

Marina Bosque Prous – UOC Investigator

PhD in Biomedicine (UPF), Master of Science in Public Health (UPF-UAB), bachelor’s degree in Biology (UB) and bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition (UB) and Dietetics (UB). Main professor of Health Sciences Studies at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and associate professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences in UManresa (UVic-UCC). Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). She is currently the coordinator of the alcohol working group of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology (SEE). She has collaborated on several research projects in the field of drug addiction.

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8830-8880

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marina_Bosque-Prous

Ester Colillas Malet – UVic-UCC Investigator

PhD from Universitat de Girona. Master of Science in Public Health. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Main professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences in UManresa in the fields of public health and community health. Coordinator of the Nursing degree in UManresa. Responsible for the project Healthy and Sustainable University in UManresa. Researcher at UVic-UCC Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP) and member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya. She has developed her research in areas of nutrition and gender inequalities and mental health.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9588-2576

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ester_Colillas_Malet

Helena González Casals – UVic-UCC Investigator

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, in Manresa. Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). Associate professor at the Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Health Sciences Faculty in UManresa, in the Community Physiotherapy course. DESKcohort project manager.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9605-3080

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Helena_Gonzalez_Casals

Albert Espelt Hernández – UVic-UCC Investigator

PhD in Biomedicine, Master of Science in Public Health, bachelor’s degree in applied Statistics, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, bachelor’s degree in Market Studies and Techniques and bachelor’s degree in Statistics. Director of Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP) and head of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya. Main professor at Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Health Sciences at UManresa. Associate professor at the Department of Psychobiology and Health Science Methodology of Psychology bachelor’s degree at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Main researcher of DESKcohort project. He has developed his research in areas of drug addiction and social inequalities in health.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8625-4356

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Albert_Espelt 

Group of Mental Health and Emotional Well-being

Helena Gonzàlez Casals – UVic-UCC Investigator

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, in Manresa. Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). Associate professor at the Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Health Sciences Faculty in UManresa, in the Community Physiotherapy course. DESKcohort project manager. 

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9605-3080

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Helena_Gonzalez_Casals

Albert Espelt Hernández – UVic-UCC Investigator

PhD in Biomedicine, Master of Science in Public Health, bachelor’s degree in applied Statistics, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, bachelor’s degree in Market Studies and Techniques and bachelor’s degree in Statistics. Director of Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP) and head of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya. Main professor at Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Health Sciences at UManresa. Associate professor at the Department of Psychobiology and Health Science Methodology of Psychology bachelor’s degree at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Main researcher of DESKcohort project. He has developed his research in areas of drug addiction and social inequalities in health.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8625-4356

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Albert_Espelt

Ester Colillas Malet  – UVic-UCC Investigator

PhD from Universitat de Girona. Master of Science in Public Health. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Main professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences in UManresa in the fields of public health and community health. Coordinator of the Nursing degree in UManresa. Responsible for the project Healthy and Sustainable University in UManresa. Researcher at UVic-UCC Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP) and member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya. She has developed her research in areas of nutrition and gender inequalities and mental health.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9588-2576

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ester_Colillas_Malet

Ester Teixidó-Compañó – UVic-UCC Investigator

PhD in Biomedicine. Master of Science in Public Health and Master in Psychosocial Intervention. Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Main professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC) in the fields of public health and community health and associate professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Researcher in UVic-UCC Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP) and member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department of this university. She has collaborated on drug addiction research projects.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0565-7023

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ester_Teixido-Compano

Marina Bosque Prous – UOC Investigator 

PhD in Biomedicine (UPF), Master of Science in Public Health (UPF-UAB), bachelor’s degree in Biology (UB) and bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition (UB) and Dietetics (UB). Main professor of Health Sciences Studies at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and associate professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences in UManresa (UVic-UCC). Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). She is currently the coordinator of the alcohol working group of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology (SEE). She has collaborated on several research projects in the field of drug addiction.

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8830-8880

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marina_Bosque-Prous

Violence Group

Carlota Riera Claret – UVic-UCC Investigator

PhD in Social Psychology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Master of Science in Education and ICT, e-learning at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Corporate Development Director at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya in Manresa. Management of inter-institutional research group in Teaching Innovation, Simulation and Safety of UVic-UCC patients (GRINDOSSEP). Professor in the field of Public Health, Qualitative Research Methodology, Organizational Development and Talent Development. Organizational development project consultant for the Global Institute for Organizational Development. Accredited consultant at Insight Discovery.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3841-0473

Cinta Folch – CEEISCAT Investigator

PhD in Public Health and biomedical research methodology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and a master’s degree in Public Health. Since 2000 she works at the Center of Epidemiological studies on Sexually Transmitted Infections and AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT). She has coordinated research about behavioural monitoring of HVI and sexually transmitted infections in key populations. In the research field, she has been a member of the research team of different projects financed by the Direcció General de Salut I Protecció al Consumidor (DGDANCO) about the LGBTIQ+ community and other men who have sex with men (EMIS and Sialon projects).  In the academic area, in recent years she has collaborated as an associate professor of the Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine subject at the UAB, and she has collaborated as a teacher in the Specialization course on sexually transmitted infections and AIDS of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8400-2668

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cinta-Folch

Jordi Casabona – CEEISCAT Investigator

Master’s in Public Health from Texas University (Houston, TX, 1986) and PhD in Medicine from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, 1990). Director of the Center of Epidemiological studies on sexually transmitted infections and AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT), dependent on the Health Department and located in Can Ruti’s campus since 1995; associate professor at the Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine subject at the UAB since 1992 and main professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) since 2014. He worked at the WHO (Gèneve 1989-1990), and he has been co-president of the XIV International AIDS Conference (Barcelona, 2002). He has led multiple international projects, both in Europe and South America through the Fundació Sida I Societat. He has published several books and more than 200 articles in his field of study.

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4816-5536

Gemma Drou Roget – UVic-UCC Investigator

Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Manresa (UVic-UCC) and member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP).

Helena González Casals – UVic-UCC Investigator

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Member of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, in Manresa. Member of the Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP). Associate professor at the Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Health Sciences Faculty in UManresa, in the Community Physiotherapy course. DESKcohort project manager.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9605-3080

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Helena_Gonzalez_Casals

Albert Espelt Hernández – UVic-UCC Investigator

PhD in Biomedicine, Master of Science in Public Health, bachelor’s degree in applied Statistics, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, bachelor’s degree in Market Studies and Techniques and bachelor’s degree in Statistics. Director of Epidemiology and Public Health UVIC-UCC/UOC Inter-university Research Group (GRESP) and head of the Epidemiology and Methodology of Social and Health Sciences Department at Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya. Main professor at Physiotherapy bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Health Sciences at UManresa. Associate professor at the Department of Psychobiology and Health Science Methodology of Psychology bachelor’s degree at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Main researcher of DESKcohort project. He has developed his research in areas of drug addiction and social inequalities in health.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8625-4356

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Albert_Espelt

Speech Therapy Group

Sandra Espino Datsira – Researcher UVic-UCC

PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Barcelona (UB), postgraduate in Speech-Language Pathology and University Teaching. Director of Speech Therapy studies at UVic-UCC. Member of the Research and Teaching Innovation, Simulation and Patient Safety Group (GRINDOSSEP), member of the consolidated Research Group Development, Interaction and Communication in Educational Contexts (2017 SGR 1459) and collaborating researcher in the Research Group Communication, Oral Language and Diversity (CLOD). Teacher in the interuniversity Speech Therapy Degree (UVic-UCC/UOC), the Master’s Degree in Learning Difficulties and Language Disorders (UOC), the Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (UOC) and the Master’s Degree in Orofacial Motricity (UVic-UCC).

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4976-4039

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sandra-Espino-Datsira-2

Mireia Torralba Roselló – Researcher UVic-UCC

PhD in Language and Literature Didactics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Postgraduate in Clinical Simulation and Teaching Innovation for Health Professionals. Official Master’s Degree in Research in Language and Literature Teaching. Postgraduate Diploma in the speciality of Language and Hearing Impairment (Speech Therapy). Member of the Research Group on Teaching Innovation, Simulation and Patient Safety (GRINDOSSEP). Degree in Hispanic Philology. Degana of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the UManresa (UVic-UCC).  Collaborating lecturer at the UAB and at the URL (Blanquerna). Member of the consolidated research group GREAL-PLURAL (2014 SGR 813). Research Group, Language Teaching and Learning and Plurilingualism and Language Teaching (UAB-UB). He has organised and implemented teaching innovation projects such as the implementation of the Diploma in Speech Therapy Semipresencial and the implementation of the Interuniversity Degree in Speech Therapy UVic-UCC/UOC. He has worked as a speech therapist in the public and private sector.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0022-8390

Ariadna Caberol Sallés – UVic-UCC Researcher

Graduate in Speech Therapy from the Fundació Universitària del Bages (UAB). Master in Neuropsychology and Education from the International University of La Rioja and Master in Neurologopedia by the School of Speech Pathology (UAB). Teacher of the interuniversity degree in Speech Therapy and coordinator of internships for the same degree (UVic-UCC/UOC). She has collaborated in the teaching of the Master’s Degree in Learning Difficulties and Language Disorders (UOC). She works as a speech therapist in a private team specialised in assessment and intervention in autism spectrum learning disorders.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6018-9958

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Group
Advisors

Anna Torruella i Sanllehy – Investigator from the Education Department

Professor of Geography and History of the Education Department. Coordinator of the Educational Services at the Serveis Territorials d’Educació de la Catalunya Central.

She coordinates the educational services specifically located in the ST zone (CREDA, EAP, CRP, ELIC) and the technicians of the educational services that take care of the digital culture, inclusion and long-term training, innovation and transformative education, training directed to teaching staff, multilingualism and foreign languages. She participates in innovative programmes about transformative education, training of executive positions and gender violence prevention programmes. She has been the head of the coordination and planification educational area of the Serveis Territorials d’Educació a la Catalunya Central. She has been the school principal in several high schools around the Central Catalonia for a long period of time.

Carles Muntaner – Investigator from the University of Toronto

PhD. in Medicine from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), bachelor’s degree in Medicine in Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and Master of Science. Main professor in Public Health, Nursery and Psychiatry at the University of Toronto (UoT). Researcher in the field of social inequalities in health. Creator of a research program on employment relation and conditions/precarious employment models, constructs, and indicators, with applications in social/occupational epidemiology, public health, nursing, and health policy. He has been co-president of the Employment Conditions Network from the World Health Organization (WHO).

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3535-467X