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). He also works as Nurse Manager at the Vistahermosa HLA Hospital in Alicante, being responsible of the Inpatient Hospitalization Wards/Units. He is a Phd in Health and 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. He is a member of the Nursing Department at the University of Alicante and considered as Team Lead and Manager of International Research Projects. His areas of expertise are: Clinical and Healthcare Management and Administration, Nursing and Medical Development (including Project Management), Healthcare/clinical Anthropology (based on Qualitative Research Methodology and Mix-Methods), and Educational Research. He is a member of the Editorial Board 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, Educación y Cuidados, Revista Anna Nery de Enfermagem, Cultura de los Cuidados). He has published articles in different JCR impact factor journals, written book chapters and lecture in Scientific Events all over the world. Dr. Lillo-Crespo has been a member of the Nursing Competencies and Capabilities Commission for the Nursing Department, University of Alicante since the Bologna Process started in Spain throughout the European Union. 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) and Multidimensional Analytical Training in Education (MATE Project). Recently he has been formally nominated as the Team Lead of the Alicante (Spanish) Team for the HEALINT Project (aiming to support International Healthcare Students training and coordinated by the Middlesex University in London) that will start in September 2017; and also formally nominated as one of the Researchers in a DAPHNE European Commission funded Project led by the University of Alicante (named as: Lights, Camera and Action against Gender Violence). He is involved as researcher in other national research projects such as: e-Atencro (based in e-Health) in collaboration with ICT and New Technologies experts and academics and funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy as well as the Automanejo Project (coordinated by the University Autónoma de Tamaulipas) related to Self-management in Chronic Patients. Dr. Lillo-Crespo is also a Visiting-Professor at University of Tamaulipas and University of Coahuila, both in Mexico where he has developed several research projects and mentored PhD dissertations and 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. He is also an 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 on Healthcare Improvement Science since 2016. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) - Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery since December 2017.
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