2002 – 2007 BSc in Nursing. Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile, School of Nursing.
Thesis project “Perceived care during childbirth process: a women’s perspective”
2008 – 2012 PhD. Cardiff University, School of Medicine, Department of Primary Care and Public Health. Research project “Exploring the nature of a psychosocial supportive intervention for people living with HIV”. Qualitative methods: phenomenology and action research. Passed: March 2012
2008 Diploma in Clinical Bioethics. Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile, School of Medicine. Research project “Ethical aspects of violence against women: the role of health professionals”. Awarded distinction.
2007 Diploma in Mental Health and Psychiatry Nursing. Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile, School of Nursing. Six-month clinical experience in women’s psychiatric unit. Awarded distinction.
Investigación y Proyectos:
2018- 2021 Principal Investigator. Decision aids for women facing the decision of breast cancer screening. National Health Research Fund (FONIS Chile). Description: Study to design and evaluate a decision aids for mammography. Quasi-experiment.
2018 Principal Investigator. Adapting and validating the Informed Choice instrument for breast cancer screening. Research Fund School of Nursing UC. Description: Study to adapt and validate the Informed choice instrument for Chilean women Mixed-methods study.
2018 Co-investigator. Development of a Family Case Study Instrument for the Chilean population. Research Fund School of Nursing UC. Description: Study to develop a Family Case Study Instrument Delphi study.
2015– 2018 Co-investigator. Stigma toward mental illness among primary care professionals in Chile. National Fund for Scientific and Technological Research (FONDECYT Regular). Description: Study to explore stigma toward patients with mental illness among healthcare professionals. Mixed-methods study.
2015– 2018 Principal investigator. Developing a comprehensive model of the relationships among expected patien tparticipation in medical decision making, experienced participation and satisfaction with healthcare for the Chilean population. National Fund for Scientific and Technological Research (FONDECYT de Iniciación). Description: Study to develop a model of the relationships among expected patient participation in medical decisionmaking, experienced participation in the decision, decisional conflict and satisfaction with primary healthcare for the Chilean population. Mixed-methods study
2014– 2016 Principal investigator. Participation in medical decision making during childbirth: a mixed study with women who attend public health services. National Health Research Fund (FONIS Chile). Description: Study to determine the desire and degree of women’s participation in medical decision making during childbirth. Mixed-methods study.
2014– 2016 Principal Investigator. MADE in Chile: developing a Motivational interviewing intervention to promote the wellbeing of Adolescent mothers and their chilDrEn in Chile. Apoyo al Retorno de Investigadores desde el Extranjero, Conicyt. Description: Project to develop and pilot test an intervention to improve the psychosocial wellbeing of adolescent mothers and their children. Mixed-methods study.
2014– 2016 Co-investigator. Evaluating the integration of mental health services into primary care. National Health Research Fund – Mental Health Theme (FONIS Chile). Description: Project to evaluate the implementation and integration of the explicit warranties in mental health into primary care services. Mixed methods multi-centric study.
2014– 2016 Co-investigator. Developing indicators the Family and Community Care Model. National Health Research Fund (FONIS Chile). Description: Study to develop indicators to evaluate principles of the Family and Community Care Model in Chile. —-Delphi study.
2013 Co-investigator. The GROMIT study (GROup Motivational InTerviewing): intervention development of group motivational interviewing to promote emotional and physical health in school pupils. Wales School for PrimaryCare Research. Description: Study to develop a motivational interviewing intervention for health promotion in school settings. Feasibility study.
2012– 2013 Co-investigator. The PROPER (Patient Reported Outcomes for Patient Empowerment Research). Wales School for Primary Care Research. Description: Scoping study to inform future research to develop and implement a generic patient reported outcome measure of patient empowerment in primary care. Qualitative study.
2011– 20012 Co-investigator. Understanding the reasons for HIV testing in Chilean low-income population. National fund for health research (FONIS SA11I2137). Description: Multicentric qualitative study Innovative approach in the Chilean context.
2008 – 2011 Co-investigator. Novel model for assisting childbirth: “birth in family” for women with low-risk obstetric in the public sector. Chilean Fund for the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Development (FODEFD07i1046). Description: Mixed-methods study. Development of the first home-birth centre in the nation Promotes family participation during childbirth.
2006 – 2007 Co- investigator. Developing an instrument to assess mother’s wellbeing during childbirth. National fund for health research (FONIS SA05I20050). Description: Qualitative phase included focus groups and in-depth interviews. Quantitative phase validated the first Chilean instrument to assess wellbeing during childbirth.
2006 Research Assistant. Testing an HIV/AIDS prevention Intervention for Chilean Women. National Institute of Health, USA (NIH) Grant # 1 R01 TW006977. Description: Community-based study combining quantitative and qualitative methods.