She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, 1999). In 2000, she collaborated on research conducted in the Department of Psychology at the Royal Holloway (University of London). She obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2004 and a Master’s degree in Severe Mental Disorders from the Universitat de Barcelona in 2006. In 2009, she received the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Research Methods in Psychology from the Universitat de Barcelona (UAB) and in 2014 received a Doctoral Degree from the Department of Medicine of the Universitat de Barcelona (UB).
She has worked for 15 years as a clinical psychologist specializing in mental disorders in adults, including in the area of tobacco control. She has translated a number of books and other psychiatry scientific texts from English into Spanish, and currently she is a reviewer of publications in various scientific journals.
Her main research area is tobacco control, specifically the relationship between tobacco consumption and mental disorders and how mental healthcare services address this issue. She has published a number of scientific articles on the topic of tobacco control implemented by healthcare services, the relationship between tobacco consumption and mental health, and electronic cigarettes. Within the activities of the Catalan Network of Smoke-free Hospitals she coordinates, designs and evaluates tobacco control programs in the hospitals, including those implemented in mental healthcare services.