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Afra Masià

Afra Masià


2019-20; Postgraduate Diploma in Health Services Management. Universitat de Girona.

2013-19; Doctoral thesis. Doctoral Program in Psychology, Health and Quality of Life. University of Girona. Thesis title: “Emotional factors associated with the quality of life of patients in the treatment of chronic hemodialysis”.

2006-07; Official Research Master’s in Psychology: analysis of psychosocial processes in specific interactive contexts. At Ramon Llull University, Barcelona.

2002/2006; Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology, Education and Sports Sciences, Blanquerna. Ramon Llull University, Barcelona.

1999/2002; Diploma in Nursing at the University School of Nursing and Physiotherapy, Blanquerna, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona.


2015 – Currently; associate professor at the Faculty of Nursing of the University of Girona. In February 2017 I won a position as a professor associated with the faculty.

2017 – Currently; associate professor at the Faculty of Physiotherapy and Sports Science of the University School of Health and Sport (EUSES), a center attached to the University of Girona. Garbí Center, Salt, Girona.

2012 – 2020; Professor of Health Emergency Technician at the University School of Health and Sport (EUSES). Garbí Center, Girona.

2002-2018; Clinical Nurse in numerous hospitals and different services such as surgery, digestive, mid-intensive digestive care, internal medicine and hemodialysis in Hospital Trueta of Girona, Hospital Clínic (Barcelona), Hospital de Barcelona, Clínica Girona. 


January 2016; Erasmus + Mobility Scholarship for university teachers at the Haute Ecole de Namur-Liege-Luxembourg, Belgium. Implementing clinical and research methodology for postgraduate nursing students in English.

03 / 2010-12 / 2011; Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. Working as a registered nurse in Australia in the hemodialysis unit.

05 / 2008- 02/2010; Brisbane Private Hospital. Brisbane, Australia. Working as a registered nurse in Australia in the surgery unit.


09/2017 Presentation of oral communication: “Emotional Disorders related to pain and clinical aspects in patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis treatment”. 46th EDTNA /ERCA International Conference. Krakow.

06/2017 Presentation of oral communication: “The impact of anxiety, depression and pain on patients undergoing chronic hamoedialysis treatment”. The I Conference Pre-doctoral Researchers of the Universitat de Girona. Girona 2017.

05/2017 Co-author poster presentation: “An interdisciplinary experience of service learning in health science students.” International Nursing Congress (IIC2017), Barcelona 2017.

09/2016 Short oral presentation & poster: “Anxiety, depression and quality of life in patients undergoing haemodialysis; observational cross sectional study ”. 45th EDTNA/ERCA International conference, Valencia. 


09/2016; I win the 1st prize for the best scientific poster of the international conference of the (EDTNA/ERCA) European Dialysis & Transplant Nurses Association / European Renal Care Association, in Valencia. The title of the poster: “Anxiety, depression and quality of life in patients undergoing chronic haemodialysis; observational cross section study ”

26-29 / 9/2015 Guest speaker. Quality versus sustainable kidney care cost. In which direction are we heading? Closing Ceremony of the international conference of EDTNA/ERCA 2015, Dresden, Germany. Estudis: Grau en Fisioteràpia Internacional
Assignatures: Afeccions Médico-Quirúrgiques (2n)
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