Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Barcelona and specialist in Psychiatry at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (2015-2019). During the residency, she carried out a training itinerary focused on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and performed a five-month traineeship at the Recognition and Prevention (RAP) Program at Zucker Hillside Hospital of New York under the supervision of Prof. Christoph U. Correll. She was actively involved in studies on the identification and characterization of the prodromal symptoms of bipolar disorder.
In 2019, she was awarded to conduct a two-year Advanced Training from the Alicia Koplowitz Foundation to further her training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London, UK. She performed the clinical activity at Lambeth Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) as a specialist team member focused on neurodevelopment disorders. Her research focuses on mental health conditions and the psychosocial well-being of the most vulnerable children and adolescents, such as young people in out-of-home care.
During her stay at the Maudsley, King’s College London, she has joined the research lab Experimental Psychopathology and Neuro-Development (ExPAND) Group and as a researcher of The English and Romanian Adoptees (ERA) Study, led by Prof. Michael Rutter and Prof. Edmund Sonuga -Barke. She has been involved in academic activities of the Maudsley Training Programme in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, has completed several advanced training courses such as Autism Diagnostic Observational Schedule–2 (ADOS-2), Incredible Years Parenting Program and Mentalization-Based Treatment for Adolescence, and collaborates as a co-lead of the clinical skills module of the MSc in Child & Adolescent Mental Health at the IoPPN, King’s College London.
She applied for a Short Term Scholarships for specialization and research in child and adolescent psychiatry to extend her stay for 12 months at the IoPPN, King’s College London, and that will allow her to continue collaborating in teaching and the aforementioned research project focused on evaluating the effect of early adverse experiences, such as severe institutional deprivation, on mental health, neurodevelopmental and functional outcomes across the lifespan, as the basis of the International Doctoral Thesis with the University of Barcelona.