Joan Domènech Abella
The researcher Joan Domènech Abella graduated in Sociology in 2013 from the University of Barcelona and in 2014 received his master's degree in Political Analysis at the same university. In 2019, he defended his doctoral dissertation, entitled “The Impact of Social Conditions on Mental Health: Loneliness and Depression in the Elderly”, at the University of Barcelona.
During his pre-doctoral period, he received a University Teaching Training fellowship from the "Ministry of Culture and Sports", and simultaneously worked in the research group "Epidemiology of mental disorders and aging", at the Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, and to the "Research Group in Economic and Social Ethics and Epistemology of the Social Sciences", of the University of Barcelona.
Between 2014 and 2019 he collaborated on projects such as "Sant Boi Ageing Study", funded by the Sant Boi City Council and the Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, and "Ageing Trajectories of Health - Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies (ATHLOS) ", funded by the European Commission. In addition, he has published several articles on the social factors of mental health and well-being in international journals and has been a professor at the University of Barcelona.
In 2019, he spent a pre-doctoral stay at the "Vrije Universiteit Brussel", where he collaborated on the project "Detection - Support and Care for Older People: Prevention and Empowerment (D-SCOPE), funded by the Belgian government." The project aims to identify strategies for screening seniors at risk for fragility and to guide them to appropriate support and/or care.
Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher in the group "Evaluation of Health Technologies in Primary Care and Mental Health (PRISMA)", in the San Juan de Déu Health Park, he is a member of the consortium "Center for Biomedical Research in Mental Health Network (CIBERSAM)" and he is an associate professor at the University of Vic.
- Joan Domènech Abella, Mundó J, Switsers L, van Tilburg T, Fernández D and Aznar-Lou I Social network size, loneliness, physical functioning and depressive symptoms among older adults: Examining reciprocal associations in four waves of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY . 36(10): 1541-1549.
- Joan Domènech Abella, Gabarrell-Pascuet A, Faris LH, Cristóbal-Narváez P, Félez-Nobrega M, Mortier P, Vilagut G, Olaya B, Alonso J and Haro JM The association of detachment with affective disorder symptoms during the COVID-19 lockdown: The role of living situation and social support. JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS . 292: 464-470.
- Mortier P, Vilagut G, Ferrer M, Alayo I, Bruffaerts R, Cristóbal-Narváez P, Del Cura-González I, Joan Domènech Abella, Felez-Nobrega M, Olaya B, Pijoan JI, Vieta E, Pérez-Solà V, Kessler RC, Haro JM, Alonso J and MINDCOVID Working group Thirty-day suicidal thoughts and behaviours in the Spanish adult general population during the first wave of the Spain COVID-19 pandemic. EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRIC SCIENCES . 30: e19.