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Mari Carmen Portillo has recently been appointed Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Southampton. Before this, she was Associate Professor at the Faculty of Nursing of the University of Navarra where she has been developing teaching, research and managerial roles for 17 years. She graduated in Nursing at the University of Navarra in 1998 and did her postgraduate studies, MSc Nursing (2000) and PhD (2006) at King’s College London. At present she is a member of the editorial board of several Spanish and International journals. She has wide teaching experience in the area of Long term conditions, and also in developing curricula, teaching and research programmes in relation to long term conditions, Adult Nursing and Advanced Nursing roles. Mari Carmen Portillo has also led the research area of Long Term Conditions and End of Life Care at the University of Navarra in Spain and has been coordinating interdisciplinary research teams for several years. With a sound mixed methods profile, her research has mainly focused on long term conditions management in the community and she has especially worked on strategies to promote a positive living experience with a chronic illness not only for patients but also for family-carers (developing, implementing and evaluating interdisciplinary interventions and measuring instruments). She has also wide experience in the active involvement of voluntary organisations in research teams and in negotiating and promoting their active participation in the management of chronic illness in the community. She is also a member of the EUWISE Project and CLARHC programme at the University of Southampton, collaborating with Prof Anne Rogers, Prof Anne Kennedy and their team in the development of programmes and health policy in self-care for patients with long term conditions.
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