Researchers in training and external collaborators

mariana.castro@usc.es

Research interests: My scientific interests are mainly focused on the study of the relationships between family variables and children’s behavioural problems. I seek to identify potentially modifiable risk factors through early preventive interventions.

Brief review: I have a degree in Psychology (2011-2015) and a Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology (2015-2017) from the University of Santiago de Compostela. I have conducted external in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit of the University Hospital Complex of Santiago de Compostela (CHUS) and the Addictive Behaviour Unit of the University Hospital Complex of Ourense (CHUO). Currently, I have been awarded by the Aid for the Training of University Teachers (FPU; Call 2017) to carry out studies within the Doctorate Programme Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

mariapatricia.navas@usc.es
ORCID: 0000-0003-3759-0860

Research interests: My research interests are focused on the study of cognitive-emotional variables involved in sexual violence, adult and adolescent population, with a gender approach. All this in order to advance in the knowledge of risk and protective factors associated with different criminological profiles of sexual violence in adult population (not) institutionalized; and to develop effective prevention strategies in adolescence.

Brief review: After finishing the Degree in Psychology at the University of Granada (2015) and the Master’s Degree in Work and Organizational Psychology, Legal-Forensic Psychology and Social Intervention at the University of Santiago de Compostela (2015-2016), I have completed my training with external internships in different mental health devices and penitentiary institutions. Currently, my predoctoral training is funded by the Aid Programme for the Training of University Teachers (FPU; Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport) and I actively participate in different investigations that are carried out within the group.

beatrizdominguez.alvarez@usc.es

Research interests: My research interests focus on the empirical study of the heterogeneity of early-onset behaviour problems in relation, fundamentally, to individual factors (e.g., child’s temperament). In particular, I would like to delve into the analysis of the mechanisms by which specific and shared vulnerability factors are related between difficulties.

Brief review: I have a degree in Psychology (2011-2015) and a Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology (2015-2017) at the University of Santiago de Compostela. As part of my training, I carried out external practices in different general and specialized mental health care devices. I have been awarded an Aid Programme for the Training of University Teachers (FPU; Call 2016) for the accomplishment of studies of doctorate within the Programme of Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

evavillar.garcia@usc.es

Research interests: My research interests are focused on the study of self-regulated learning in secondary and higher education students, as well as its relationships with perceived social support from different sources. In particular, I aim to deepen the analysis of motivational self-regulation and its social and academic correlates.

Brief review: I graduated in Psychology (2014-2018) and I hold a master’s degree in teaching: Specialty in Educational Guidance. As part of my academic training during these periods, I have undertaken supervised academic internships in different institutions related to Educational Psychology and I have obtained a collaboration grant during the academic year 2017-2018. Currently. I am benefiting from a pre-doctorate research scholarship from the Xunta de Galicia to conduct doctoral studies in the program Psychological Development, Learning and Health in the University of Santiago de Compostela.

nerea.llerena.gonzalez@usc.es
ORCID: 0000-0001-5953-9447

Research interests: My scientific interests are focused on the study of Emotion Regulation as a transdiagnostic factor in the development of internalizing and externalizing psychopathology during childhood.

Brief review: I have a degree in Psychology (2012-2016) and a Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology (2018-2020), both from University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). My scientific career have begun in 2020 at USC though a contract as Senior Research Technician. Since then I participate in the management of Elisa Project (Longitudinal Study for a healthy childhood) as Collaborating Researcher. At the same time, I have started my predoctoral studies in the Neurosciences and Clinical Psychology Programme of USC. Furthermore, I have experience in the field of applied clinical psychology though supervised external practices in the Psychiatric Area of the Hospital Complex of Pontevedra (CHOP), as well as Psychologist at the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center Lar Pro Salud Mental (Vilagarcía de Arousa). In 2017 I have been beneficiary of a grant from Xunta de Galicia that allowed me to collaborate with Recovery Cymru (Wales), an association that supports people with addictions.

beatrizdiaz.vazquez@usc.es
ORCID: 0000-0003-3605-5575

Research interests: My scientific interests are focused on the prevention of behavioural problems in children and young people by identifying and addressing specific factors and variables to the different risk groups at early ages.
More specifically, my current line of research addresses the relationship between psychopathic traits and emotional recognition at early ages and the role of this recognition in determining good psychoemotional, behavioural and socio-community adjustment.

Brief review: Graduated in Psychology (2016) and Criminology (2019) at the University of Santiago de Compostela, I completed my training with a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology (2018) at the University of Granada and a Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology (2022) at the University of Santiago de Compostela. On a practical level, I have acquired skills in the professional field by being a member of National Team of the Secretaría de Estado de Seguridad (Ministerio del Interior; Government of Spain) for the review of cases of homicides of women in the field of intimate partner relationships (2017-2018) and through external practices in mental health facilities (USM Conxo).
My research work began in 2021 under the auspices of a Santander Bank grant to initiate research for master’s degree students. Currently, my predoctoral training is being funded by a Predoctoral grant from Santander Bank.

mariaalvarez.voces@usc.es
ORCID: 0000-0003-0675-5538

Research interests: My scientific interests are focused on the study of Disruptive Behaviour Problems [DBP] with gender perspective. My objectives are to study the manifestations, profiles and trajectories of these problems in girls in order to understand the particularities that their prevention, identification and intervention may involve.

Brief review: I have a degree in Psychology (2016-2020) and a Master’s Degree in Work and Organisational Psychology and Legal-Forensic Psychology (2020-2021) at the University of Santiago de Compostela. As part of my training during these years, I carried out supervised academic internships in different centres related to the field of mental health and work and organisational psychology and I was a collaboration grant holder during the 2020-2021 academic year. I am currently working on a doctoral thesis within the Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology Programme at the University of Santiago de Compostela with a pre-doctoral grant awarded by the USC and Banco Santander.

External collaborators

Andershed, Henrik (Universidade de Örebro, Suecia)

Anoeta Rodríguez, Eduardo (Grupo de Tráfico e Seguridade-COP Galicia)

Almeida, Leandro (Universidade de Minho, Portugal)

Alonso Vilar, Cristina (Institut d’Assistència Sanitaria, Girona)

Argudo Palacios, Aarón (Alume Saúde Mental)

Beyebach, Mark (Universidad Pública de Navarra)

Carou López, María (UMAD Santiago de Compostela)

Casal Devesa, Pilar (Grupo de Tráfico e Seguridade-COP Galicia)

Colins, Olivier (Universidade de Gante, Bélxica)

Domínguez Cameán, Rosa (Grupo de Tráfico e Seguridade-COP Galicia)

Fernández Fernández, Mª del Pilar (Universidade da Coruña)

Gómez Taibo, Luisa (Universidade da Coruña)

González López, Mónica (Concellería de Sanidade – Concellos de Cuntis e Moraña)

González Iglesias, Beatriz (Gabinete psicolóxico La Mariposa Azul)

Guarini, Annalisa (Universitá di Bolonia, Italia)

Mariño Barca, María (Grupo de Tráfico e Seguridade-COP Galicia)

Moran, Valeria (Universidade de Mendoza, Argentina)

Muiño Gómez, Eva (Grupo de Tráfico e Seguridade-COP Galicia)

Peralbo Uzquiano, Manuel (Universidade da Coruña)

Resches, Mariela (CONICET, Arxentina)

Robles Pacho, Zaida (Fundación Meniños)

Sánchez Peteiro, María Jesús (Grupo de Tráfico e Seguridade-COP Galicia)

Sansavini, Alessandra (Universitá di Bolonia, Italia)

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