I am a doctoral researcher at the Medical Anthropology Research Center, University Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain), working at the interface between social and health sciences. My current project, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Universities until October 2026, is an action-research one focused on alternatives to coercion in mental health settings. Other areas of attention are research on the development of techniques and habits to promote optimal performance, acuity and resilience in high-demand environments, strategies for mental health recovery after crisis, and the exploration of human bio-cultural diversity and its applications in medicine. Previous research experience includes working for the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX) of Stanford Law School (California, USA), the James E. Rogers College of Law of the University of Arizona (USA), and the Institute de Hautes Études Internationales et du Développement, The Graduate Institute Geneva (Switzerland), focusing on social networks analysis and the impact of cognitive biases in the decision making process in investor-state and state-state disputes at the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body and other international arbitration courts. More recently I researched the potential genetic basis of the schizophrenia construct, as well as the effects of the neuritin gene (NRN1) and associated neurotrophic factors in cortical thickness at FIDMAG Research Foundation, Complejo Asistencial Benito Menni de Hermanas Hospitalarias. My academic background includes two years of a dual degree in neuroscience and smart systems at Keele University (West Midlands, UK), four years of evolutionary anthropology at University Rovira i Virgili and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain), a Master's degree in biological anthropology with a specialization in psychiatric genetics and human diversity at the Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), and a couple of postgraduate degrees in collective mental health and dialogical practices. I am more than willing to collaborate with fellow knowledge workers, practitioners, activists and citizen scientists undertaking joint research, as well as to help organizations and public bodies evaluate and translate findings into better policies and practices.How can I contribute?
Big and thick data gathering, analysis, and visualization using machine learning and other techniques.
Helping you keep up and make sense of the scientific literature and other developments.
Translating cutting edge research into more effective strategies, legislation, policies and practices.
Coordinating interdisciplinary networks and establishing partnerships between governments, academia, industry and civil society.
Restricted access to the primary record of my current projects, zettelkasten knowledge management system and research plans.
Public repositories with code, raw and processed data, as well as metadata related to my research projects anonymized for source protection.