María Quintana


Neuropsychological PhD degree in 2010. Master in Clinical Neuropsychology in 2006. Expertise in Neuropsychology recognized by the Official College of Psychology of Catalonia in 2008 (professional certificate).

In 2004 starts working in University of Salamanca as Neuropsychologist in there research project “Cognitive reserve in different diseases with Central Nervous System impairment, involvement and relationship to quality of life”. From 2006-2011, she has developed her career as a Neuropsychologist in IMIM-Hospital del Mar, combining clinical neuropsychologist, research, management and teaching. In 2011 moves to Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, as Researcher and Clinical Neuropsychologist in Unit Parkinson and Movement Disorders. Participation in the international multicenter project ASymtoms & Side Effects LRRK2 mutation carriers and Assessment of factors influencing LRRK2-related PD expression, study funded by Michael J Fox Foundation.

She held the position of Project Manager in multicenter and national projects, as Neuronorma Project. She has worked as Clinical Trial Coordinator (Phase I-IV) during 6 years in IMIM-Hospital del Mar and Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. She is author of several papers in national and international journals and conference contributions. Main focus research: standardization and validation of neuropsychological test, artificial neural networks, early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease and mild cognitive impairment prevention.

On the other hand, she holds the position of professor at Euncet Business School and at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona in the Master of Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology. Also, she has accredited as assistant professor by ANECA. She is member of the Catalan Society of Neuropsychology (SCNPS).