Dr. Manuel Lillo-Crespo (PhD, MSCAnthro., MSN, MBAExec., BSN, RN) is an Associate Professor and International Mobility Coordinator at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Alicante (Spain). Subdirector at Vistahermosa HLA Hospital in Alicante, being responsible of: Inpatient Hospitalization Wards/Units, Nursing Education & Research, Inpatient Quality and Environmental Quality. Active member of the HLA Hospital Group belonging to its National Quality Commission and National Pharmacy Commission. Phd in Health/Medical Anthropology and Nursing (specialization in Health care analysis from an anthropological perspective), Master Degree in Science of Nursing & Research, Master Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology (specialization in Health and Medical Anthropology), Master Degree in Business Administration (Executive Level) as well as Bachelor in Science of Nursing and Registered Nurse. Outstanding member of the Nursing Department at the University of Alicante with broad experience in Team Leadership and Management of International Research Projects. His areas of expertise are: Clinical and Healthcare Management and Administration, Nursing and Medical Professional Development, Healthcare/clinical Anthropology (based on Qualitative Research Methodology and Mixed-Methods), and Educational Research. Member of Editorial Boards and also Peer-reviewer of Impact Factor Journals such as: the Journal of Advanced Nursing (JAN) and the Journal of Transcultural Nursing (JTCN), and other Latin American and Spanish professional journals (such as Horizonte Sanitario, IMPACT Journal, RECIEN, Revista Colombiana de Enfermería, Investigación y Educación en Enfermería, Revista Anna Nery de Enfermagem, Cultura de los Cuidados). He has more than 65 publications in different JCR impact factor journals and book chapters. He has lectured in Scientific Events all over the world. Dr. Lillo-Crespo has been a member of the Nursing Competencies and Capabilities Commission at his Nursing Department during the adaptation to Bologna Reform in Europe. Nowadays, he is an active researcher and team lead on different European Commission funded Projects such as: ISTEW Project (Improvement Science Training for European Healthcare Workers); Palliare Project (Evidence informed dementia care and family caring in the middle and advanced stages), PPS Project (Peer to peer Support fostering Active and Healthy Aging), Multidimensional Analytical Training in Education (MATE Project), HEALINT Project (aiming to support International Healthcare Students training) and a DAPHNE European Commission funded Project named as "Lights, Camera and Action against Gender Violence". He is involved as researcher in other national research projects such as "e-Atencro" (based on e-Health & Chronic Diseases) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy as well as the Automanejo Project (coordinated by the University Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico) related to Self-management in Chronic Patients. Dr. Lillo-Crespo is also a Visiting-Professor at the University of Tamaulipas and the University of Coahuila, both in Mexico where he has developed several research projects, mentored PhD dissertations and taught in specialized courses. He is an external professor at University of Malaga (Spain) at the International Health Master Degree and the Healthcare Innovative Research Master Degree. He also teaches in other Master Degrees and Specialization Modules/Courses at the University of Alicante, such as: Clinical and Community Nutrition, Healthcare Research, Emergencies, Active and Healthy Ageing and Palliative Cares. He is a professor at the Health Sciences PhD Programme, assessing nowadays PhD candidates worldwide and nationwide. Until now he has been the Director of 10 PhD Dissertations and has been evaluator and member of the experts panel for other 10 PhD Dissertations. In the Clinical fieldwork his background as a clinician comes from the Emergency Room (E.R.) and the Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.). About his Management Background, he has boosted healthcare professional decision-making towards efficiency-based and evidence-based solutions to develop Transversal Innovative Care Models accomplishing social impact through translational research and quality improvement. Active member of the European Innovative Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA). Dr. Lillo-Crespo is the Director of the University of Alicante Summer Programme "Inmersion to Healthcare Improvement Science" since 2016 and "Dementhia Empathia: Understanding Dementia" Programme since 2018. He has recently been appointed as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) - Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery and is a Founder-Academic of the Nursing Academy at the Comunidad Valenciana.
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