Aina Roca-Barceló is a President Scholar PhD candidate in Environmental Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, Imperial College of London, UK. Her PhD is focused on disentangling the socioeconomic disparities in the temperature-mortality association in urban areas.
Trained in biomedical sciences and public health she moved on to hold a position as a Research Assistant in Epidemiology at a cancer registry in Spain (1 year), and later at the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) at Imperial College London (2 years). During this time she gained expertise in exposure assessment and the use of geographic information systems (GIS) methodology, having helped organize and deliver the annual GIS summer course at Imperial College for 3 years.
Her research interests include social inequalities in both disease distribution and health provision, especially related to non-communicable diseases and small area data.
Aina is also a committee member of the Student and New Researchers Network (ISEE-SNRN). Visit the website here.