Maria Maixenchs has a Nursing degree from de University of Vic (UVic), a MSc in Tropical Medicine and International Health from the University of Barcelona (UB), a BSc in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), a BA on Culture of Peace (UAB) and a MSc in Clinical Research: International Health Track (UB).

She worked for Médecins Sans Frontières in Kenya, Angola, and Darfur from 1999 to 2004. Thereafter she was a researcher at the School for a Culture of Peace (UAB).

In 2006 she joined the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and has been working in social sciences research, spending 5 years in Mozambique. Currently, she is based in Barcelona. Her current interest is on issues related to acceptability and feasibility of new methods for cause of death determination.

Main Publications

  • Maixenchs M, et al. (2019) Socio-anthropological methods to study the feasibility and acceptability of the minimally invasive autopsy from the perspective of local communities: lessons learnt from a large multi-centre study, Global Health Action, 12:1, 1559496, doi: 10.1080/16549716.2018.1559496
  • Maixenchs M, et al (2018) Healthcare providers' views and perceptions on post-mortem procedures for cause of death determination in Southern Mozambique. PLoS ONE 13(7): e0200058. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200058
  • Maixenchs M, et al. (2016) Willingness to Know the Cause of Death and Hypothetical Acceptability of the Minimally Invasive Autopsy in Six Diverse African and Asian Settings: A Mixed Methods Socio-Behavioural Study. PLoS Med 13(11): e1002172. doi:10.1371/vjournal.pmed.1002172 
  • Maixenchs M, et al. (2015) Post-ART Symptoms Were Not the Problem: A Qualitative Study on Adherence to ART in HIV-Infected Patients in a Mozambican Rural Hospital. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137336. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137336 
  • Bardají A, et al. (2011) Impact of Malaria at the End of Pregnancy on Infant Mortality and Morbidity. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2011;203(5):691 699. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiq049