I am a Wiener-Anspach Postdoctoral Fellow based in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, in Professor Tamsin Ford’s group, the Child and Adolescent Resilience and Mental Health Team.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Universidad Autonóma de Madrid (Spain), and a Master’s degree in Neuropsychology from the Université d’Angers (France). I carried out my PhD at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, under the supervision of Professor Isabelle Massat and Professor Philippe Peigneux. My thesis was entitled “On the association between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A Neuroimaging Investigation”, and explored the overlap and distinctiveness between ADHD and ASD, two neurodevelopmental disorders with distinct diagnostic criteria that often co-occur.
My current research project explores the effects of the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management training, a programme aiming to strengthen teacher classroom management strategies to improve children’s mental health, in the long term and in children with probable Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The findings of this project will be transmitted to teachers, policymakers, and other educational actors and I am determined to translate my research findings into evidence-based educational practices and policies that contribute to improving children’s mental health.