Our team

Institut Guttmann Foundation Team

Joan Saurí - Investigador Principal

Doctor en Psicologia, Investigador Principal del projecte

Blanca Cegarra - Investigadora

Llicenciada en Sociologia, responsable de l'Àrea de Empoderament i Qualitat de Vida

Eloy Opisso - Coordinador de recerca

Doctor en Enginyeria Biomèdica, coordinador de l'Oficina de Recerca i investigador del projecte

Javier Solana - Investigador

Doctor en Enginyeria Biomèdica, investigador i responsable tecnològic del projecte

Alejandro García - Investigador

Doctor en Intel·ligència Artificial, investigador del projecte

Àngels Hervàs - Treballadora Social

Diplomada en Treball Social, responsable de la Unitat de Treball Social de l'Institut Guttmann


Júlia Bestard - Periodista

Llicenciada en Periodisme, responsable de comunicació del projecte

Elisabet González - Cap de comunicació

Periodista, cap de l’Àrea de Responsabilitat Social Corporativa i Comunicació

Josep M Tormos - Cap de recerca

Doctor en Medicina i Cirurgia, cap de Recerca

Jana Arimany

Membre de l'equip de Comunicació i RSC de l’Institut Guttmann.


Alina Ribes

Investigadora del projecte

Members of the Advisory team


The Advisory team is chaired by Mr. Demetrio Casado, doctor in Pharmacy, diploma in Health, expert in disability, aging and dependency. He is the author of an extensive bibliography, from which his introduction to social services stands out, frequently used in Spanish social work training.


Àngel Gilis a doctor in Psychology from the UB, specializing in mental health and drug addiction. Since 2007, he has worked at Institut Guttmann as head of social, public health and social research programs, and since 2015, as a consultant on social disability matters.

Members of the Advisory team

Abel Muñoz
Vice-president of the Catalan Association “LA LLAR” for multiple sclerosis sufferers.

Agustina Grandvallet
President of AMIDA, Andorran Association of People with Functional Diversity.

Alejandro Bonet
Graduate in Social Work and graduate in Psychology. Social worker at ACAEBH, Catalan Association of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

Ander Chamarro
Doctor in Psychology. Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Antoni Vilà
Doctor in Pedagogy. Researcher in IGOP-UAB.

Antonio Reyes
President of the ASPAYM Catalunya, Association of People with Spinal Cord Injury and other Physical Disabilities.

Asun Pié
Doctor in Pedagogy. Professor and researcher of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Dolors Colom
Expert in Health Social Work, director of the Agathos Magazine and professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Eduardo Díaz
Doctor in Sociology. Professor at the Universidad de Alcalá (UAH).

Elena Antelo
Managing director of COCEMFE, Spanish Confederation of People with Physical and Organic Disabilities

Elena López
Graduate in Social Work. Head of Quality and Technician in the Personal Autonomy and Independent Living area of PREDIF, State Representative Platform of People with Physical Disabilities.

Elena Ortega
Director of the Spanish Centre for Documentation on Disability, CEDD.

Josep M. Solé
Lawyer and director of SUPPORT-Fundació Tutelar Girona.

Laura Sanmiquel
PhD student in Social Psychology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

Lourdes Andreu
Graduate in Social Work. Director of TRACE, Catalan Association of Cranioencephalic Trauma and Brain Damage.

Marcel Post
Doctor in Psychology. Researcher at the University Medical Center Utrecht.

Maria José Moya
Degree in Psychology. Head of the Personal Autonomy and Independent Living area at the ECOM Catalunya Confederation.

Mariona Peracaula
Degree in Psychology. Project area at MIFAS, Association of Physically Disabled in Girona.

Miguel Pérez
Degree in Psychology. Project Technician at FEDACE, Spanish Federation of Brain Damage.

Nicolás Barbieri
Doctor in Political Sciences. Professor and researcher at IGOP-UAB.

Núria Grané
Member of the Board of Directors of APPCat, Polio and Post-polio Associates of Catalunya.

Patricia Buedo
Social Worker at ASPID, Association of Paraplegics and Physically Disabled in Lleida.

Quim Bonaventura
He was a member of the Board of Directors of MIFAS, ECOM, COCEMFE and CERMI.

Ramon Lamiel
Manager of the Municipal Institute of People with Disabilities (IMPD).

Renaud Scheuer
Head of Research and Development at EASPD, European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities