Claudia Palma Vásquez

Claudia Palma Vásquez


Claudia Palma Vásquez has a degree in Education (Universidad del Bío Bío, Chile), a Master's degree in Educational Psychology (University of Barcelona, ​​Spain) and a PhD in Education (Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile). Her doctoral thesis consisted of explaining, through an organizational model focused on personal, labor and contextual variables, the intention of leaving the profession of Chilean teachers who work in contexts of high vulnerability.

Between 2018 and 2019, she carried out research stays at the MIDE Measurement Center of the Catholic University of Chile, at the Department of Social, Quantitative and Organizational Psychology of the Universitat de Barcelona and at the Center for Research in Occupational Health (CiSAL) of Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

During the years 2019 to 2021, she coordinated two projects financed by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III through the Health Research Fund: "Burden of occupational disease treated in the national health system" (PI16/00061) and "Randomized controlled trial by clusters of a multicomponent intervention in the workplace to improve musculoskeletal health in healthcare personnel" (PI17/00779). Between 2021 and 2022 she worked as a health technology assessment technician at the Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS).

Her lines of research relate organizational psychology, occupational health and epidemiology. Specifically, she is interested in studying the teaching career, job insecurity, mental health, and in general, complex interventions, among other topics.

She currently works as Project Manager in the projects: "IMA-cRCT_Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Initial Medication Adherence intervention: cluster randomized controlled trial and economic model" and "NHOA_Never HOme Alone", in the Health Technology Assessment in Primary Care and Mental Health (PRISMA) resarch group in IRSJD.

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