Faculty

Núria Casamitjana Badia

Núria Casamitjana Badia

Training and Education Director

Dr Casamitjana holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and a doctorate from the University of Barcelona (UB), and a masters in occupational health from the UB/University Pompeu Fabra.

Dr Casamitjana has over 25 years’ experience as a lecturer and researcher at the UB Faculty of Pharmacy and as a lecturer on bachelor, masters and doctorate courses in Spain and Africa. She has also served as a senior manager at the UB. In 2006, together with Dr Pedro Alonso, she headed the creation of the Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), which was the first centre of its kind in Spain. In 2010, also working with Dr Alonso, she contributed to the development of ISGlobal. She held the post of Deputy Director of CRESIB from its creation until 2011, when she was appointed Director of Training & Education at ISGlobal. She is Co-Director of the ISGlobal-UB Master of Global Health and coordinator of the international health programme within the UB Master in Clinical Research.

She has held key senior management positions at the UB, such as Vice-President and President of the Health Sciences Division, and University Vice-Chancellor between 2002 and 2005. She has undertaken numerous outreach activities in Spain, Latin America and Africa to promote global health among the scientific community, academics, the Spanish government, civil society and Spanish foundations.

She is currently a member of the executive board of the Network for Education in International Health, tropEd, and the European Academic Global Health Alliance and represents the UB in the EUROLIFE International Health Alliance and the Coimbra Group of European Universities Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) Task Force for cooperation and development in higher education institutions in ACP countries.