SHE Foundation - "la Caixa" Foundation

Vanesa Carral


Degree in Psychology (University of Barcelona).

PhD in Psychology with European Doctorate Mention (University of Barcelona and University of Helsinki).

Diploma in child trauma therapy and promotion of resilience (Exil Centre).

She has experience in neuroscience research (University of Barcelona and University of Helsinki), mental health (Sant Joan de Déu Foundation), childhood and adolescence policies (General Subdirector of Drug Dependence-Government of Catalonia), prevention of drug use (Clínic Foundation/IDIBAPS), promotion of healthy habits and lifelong emotional well-being (SHE Foundation – “la Caixa” Foundation).

She has worked as a lecturer for more than 10 years at various universities (University of Barcelona, International University of Catalonia, International University of La Rioja, Isabel I University).

Since 2011, she has been collaborating with different public institutions in the continuous training of teachers and health professionals.

She has accompanied children, adolescents and their families in different centres dedicated to the care of high-risk psycho-social situations.

For 10 years, she has worked in the SHE Foundation – “la Caixa” Foundation in the creation of evidence-based cardiovascular health promotion programmes.

She currently works as a senior psychology technician at Barcelona City Council in the care of children and adolescents at risk.