Positive Health and Wellness Division 
Election 2018

Biography:

Principal investigator of the translational research group at FIDMAG Research Foundation, I am a psychiatrist medical doctor and statistician who earned his doctorate in biostatistics of brain imaging at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN, King’s College London). I have led many multidisciplinary studies about psychology, psychiatric disorders, leading to >100 publications in indexed journals (>70% in the first quartile). I was included in the Highly Cited Researchers List 2017. I have also developed several new meta-analytic and neuroimaging methods, among which ‘MetaNSUE’ and ‘SDM’ software must be highlighted for their applicability and becoming methods most used by the scientific community now. I have mainly developed my work in London, New Haven (Yale University), Stockholm (Karolinksa Institutet) and Barcelona.

 

Statement of Interest: 

I have been interested in promoting subjective well-being and tackling mental illnesses since I was a teenager, when I used to write about theories on happiness in a local newspaper. This was the reason why I studied Medicine and Psychiatry, and the first three years of Psychology. During my training, however, I began to understand the crucial importance of evidence-based knowledge. I found that I had a talent for methodology, so I decided to focus my training on the methods of evidence-based research. I then studied Statistics, conducted a PhD on Biostatistics, and have since broadened my knowledge on statistics, scientific methodology, programming, online assessments, website optimization and related fields.