Current job title:
Universitat Autňnoma de Barcelona
I’m the director of the Research Unit on Eating and Weight-related Behaviours (UCAP). Our research is focused on an integrated approach to the study of Eating and Weight-related Problems (EWRP), including disordered eating, unhealthy weight-control behaviours, overweight and obesity. We have conducted research on integrated prevention, EWRP shared risk factors, cross-cultural studies and validation of assessment instruments.
Reason for joining:
To share knowledge with another European experts and agree relevant research and professional issues, as assessment protocols, approach and contents of prevention and intervention programs.
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action:
Effectiveness trial of a school-based prevention program to reduce shared risk factors of EWRP in adolescents when delivery is by community providers previously trained in an integrated approach to prevention. Moreover, we are conducting a longitudinal study on EWRP in adolescents in order to detect relevant shared risk factors in Spanish populations.
COST Actions Outcomes:
Link to institution: www.uab.cat