Since March 1993 I work as Medical Physicist in the Department of Medical Physics and Radiation Protection of Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona (Spain) which is one of the Hospitals of the University Autònoma de Barcelona. In 2016 I have been accredited as university lecturer by the The Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency.
I was born in Barcelona in 1968. I graduated in Physics at the University Autònoma de Barcelona in 1991. Then I got a grant from the Catalan Government to follow a Master in Medical Physics at the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse) and Paris IV (Paris). Going back to Barcelona I got a permanent position at Sant Pau hospital where I started working as a clinical physicist in the Medical Physics Department and at the same time I did my PhD which dealt with in vivo dosimetry with diodes for high energy x-ray beams.
Speciality and research field of interest
From the very beginning of my carreer I have been closely linked to ESTRO participating in the ESTRO booklet number 5 on in vivo dosimetry with diodes in 2001. I am currently the chair of the Physics Committee and member of the Scientific and Education Councils. I am also faculty member in ESTRO school and course director of the course on Quality management: Quality monitoring and Quality Improvement. I have also been member and chair of several scientific committees for scientific meetings (ESTRO, SEFM, ECCO, EFOMP).
Although I work in a clinical department we have strong links with research groups at the Physics University (UB), BarcelonaTech (UPC), and Biology University (UAB) with whom we share different research projects and teaching courses. Our projects focus with in vivo dosimetry, dose calculation in heterogeneities for high energy x-ray beams, skin dose calculation and measurement and biological dosimetry. We are also working on a project for image biomarkers of cardiac toxicity after radiotherapy in breast cancer. The research work has lead to 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals, around 140 communications in meetings and 10 funded research projects. I am associate editor of Physica Medica and PhiRo and reviewer of several scientific journals