David Jiménez Pavón

Position: President

Center: University of Cádiz

He got his bachelor degree in Sport Sciences and Physical Activity in 2005 at the University of Granada getting the extraordinary final bachelor award of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (MEC).

Thenceforth, the candidate has been getting the different steps that the Ministry of Science and Innovation considers appropriate to become an independent researcher being the main research line based in the epidemiology of promoting health and preventing cardiometabolic diseases through physical activity and exercise. First, he got the highly competitive national grant (grant FPU, MEC) at Polytechnic University of Madrid and during this four-year period he defended the Master in Human Nutrition with European Mention and also defended his European thesis in the Department of Physiology (Faculty of Medicine, Granada) being awarded with the extraordinary prize of doctoral thesis by the School of Doctorate of Sciences of the Health. His thesis was based in the context of a European funded Project (FP6). He also did several stays at Glasgow University (UK) and Karolinska Institutet (Sweden); as well as short visits to the MRC Epidemiology Unit at University of Cambridge and the University College London (UK), Arnold School of Public Health at University of South Carolina (US) and the Liverpool John Moores University (UK).

In 2011, he started his postdoctoral research period as “Juan de la Cierva” at university of Zaragoza. This allow him to work as an active researcher in several EU funded projects (FP6 and FP7) and to collaborate in another international project from United States and also being PI in a regional project.

In 2014, he was awarded a “Ramon y Cajal” (RyC) tenure track grant at University of Cádiz (UCA) were he is currently IP of a National project (RETOS; I+D+I) and his research interests focus on “Empowering the health through physical activity, exercise and nutrition” with specific projects being centered on the prevention and treatment of obesity and Alzheimer.

He is member of different Scientific Expert Committees on physical activity and health and acts as referee in several well-known research journals and evaluating agencies such as the National Evaluation and Foresight Agency (ANEP).

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