Research group

The research group is made up of two full Professors in Medicine at the Rovira i Virgili University (URV) who have worked together on nutrition- and conduct-related issues for nearly 25 years; Josefa Canals in the area of child and adolescent Psychopathology of the Faculty of Education and Psychology and Victoria Arija in the area of Preventive Medicine and Public Health of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The structure of the research group is interdisciplinary. The NUTRISAM’s Group is composed of Doctors in Biomedical sciences (Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Nutrition), Doctors in Psychology, PhD students in Nutrition and Psychology, dieticians, nurses and obstetricians, who conduct research at the individual, family, community and population levels.

The research group is recognized by the ‘Agency of Aids Management for University and Research’ (AGAUR) of the Government of Catalonia as a consolidated group.

Management

Victoria Arija Val
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Director of the Nutrition and Public Health Unit. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (URV).
Josefa Canals Sans
Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. Director of the Centre de Recerca en Avaluació i Mesura de la Conducta (CRAMC). Department of Psychology. Faculty of Education Sciences and Psychology (URV).

Team

Núria Aranda Pons
PhD in Pharmacy and lecturer at the Nutrition and Public Health Unit. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (URV).
Carmen Hernández Martínez
DPhD in Psychology and lecturer at the Department of Psychology. Faculty of Education Sciences and Psychology (URV).
Mònica Tous Márquez
DPhD in Biochemistry and investigator at the Nutrition and Public Health Unit. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (URV).
Núria Voltas Moreso
PhD in Psychology and postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Education Sciences and Psychology (URV).
Cristina Bedmar Carretero
PhD in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and postdoctoral researcher at the Nutrition and Public Health Unit. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (URV).
Silvia Fernández Barres
PhD in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and postdoctoral researcher at the Nutrition and Public Health Unit. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (URV).
Estefania Aparicio Llopis
PhD in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and postdoctoral researcher at the Nutrition and Public Health Unit. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (URV).
Paula Morales Hidalgo
Graduated in Psychology and predoctoral student at the Department of Psychology. Faculty of Education Sciences and Psychology (URV). General Sanitary Psychologist.
Cristina Jardí Piñana
Graduated in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and predoctoral student at the Nutrition and Public Health Unit. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (URV).
Joana Roigé Castellví
Graduated in Psychology and predoctoral student at the Department of Psychology. Faculty of Education Sciences and Psychology (URV).

Doctoral theses NUTRISAM