Irene Esteban Cornejo, Ph.D (Segovia, 1988), earned her bachelor in Sport Sciences (2010) and her doctoral degree from at Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain (2014). Her predoctoral research was focused on examining the influence of lifestyle behaviors and health-related markers on academic and cognitive performance in children and adolescents. She has published more than 25 scientific articles indexed in the JCR and she did several research stays in USA, Brazil, Portugal and Australia.
Recently, she started in the Neuroscience area as a Juan de la Cierva Posdoctoral Research Fellow (2015) at University of Granada (Spain). Her main research area is developed as part of the ActiveBrains Project, a randomized control trial in overweight/obese children which aims to examine the effect of an exercise program on cognition and functional and structural brain changes using structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalographic recordings.