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Professor Mari Carmen Portillo PhD, MSc, BSc, RN, FEANS

Professor of Long Term Conditions

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Bottom up strategies involving different sectors and levels of care can really empower people to become change agents and manage their long term condition

Mari Carmen Portillo joined the University of Southampton in 2015 and is Professor of Long Term Conditions within Health Sciences. Before this, she was an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Nursing of the University of Navarra in Spain where she undertook teaching, research and managerial roles for 17 years. Mari Carmen did her postgraduate studies, MSc Nursing (2000) and PhD (2006) at King’s College London.

Mari Carmen has wide teaching experience and also in developing nursing curricula, teaching and research programmes in relation to long term conditions, Adult Nursing and Advanced Nursing roles at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Mari Carmen has led international multidisciplinary research groups in the area of Long Term Conditions for more than 10 years. With a sound mixed methods and complex interventions profile, her research mainly focuses on long term conditions management in the community and she has especially worked on strategies to improve adjustment and quality of life not only for patients but also for family-carers. She also has wide experience in the active involvement of voluntary organisations in research teams and in negotiating and promoting their active participation in the management of long term conditions in the community.

At present, Mari Carmen is coordinating the Optim Park Project, a European project funded by the JPND (European Commission), which aims to enhance the process of living with Parkinson’s disease through multisectoral interventions and care pathways. The Optim Park project has a special focus on how to optimize the use of resources and systems of support in the community in disadvantaged populations of different European countries. Furthermore, Mari Carmen is the lead of the Long Term Conditions programme of the Wessex Applied Research Collaboration funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

Research interests

Living with Long term conditions, voluntary organisations role in self-management of long term conditions, colaboration between sectors and levels of care.

Research Projects

Project ReNACE. Pacientes y familiares conviviendo con la enfermedad de Parkinson: estudio del proceso de transición. Funded by Convocatoria PIUNA. University of Navarra. 2011-2013. Principal investigator: María Carmen Portillo Vega. 21.337.50 euros.

Project: Self-care Support for People with Long Term Conditions, Diabetes and Heart Disease: A Whole System Approach. Seventh Framework programme. EUWISE. 279081. 2012-2015. Coordinator: Anne Rogers (University of Southampton). Country lead: Maria Carmen Portillo. 2.940,000 Euro

Project Propiedades psicométricas de la versión española de la escala de adaptación psicosocial a la enfermedad (versión de autoinforme para el cuidador). Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness: 2014-2015 Principal investigator: Maria Carmen Portillo. 15,000 euro.

Project Propiedades psicométricas de la versión española de la escala de adaptación psicosocial a la enfermedad (versión de autoinforme para el cuidador). Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness: 2014-2015 Researcher: Maria Carmen Portillo. 15,000 euro.

Project Evaluación de una intervención para mejorar la convivencia con la enfermedad de Parkinson de pacientes y familiares. Convocatoria PIUNA. Universidad de Navarra (evaluación externa ANEP), 2014-2016 Rsearcher: Maria Carmen Portillo. 12,560 euro.

Research group

Health Work

Affiliate research groups

Patient Work theme, Health Work and Systems Group, Health Sciences, University of Southampton, ReNACE programme, Chronic Illness and End of Life Care. Faculty of Nursing, University of Navarra Spain

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