About – Sobre mi

Snapshot_20130808_17My name is Stephanie Carretero, and this is my blog, a space for sharing and debating information about research and policy aspects on ageing and disabilities, and also where you can find my activity and contributions in this field.

I do research and consultancy in social and social and health care innovation since 2001. I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the European Commission, at the Joint Research Centre – Institute for Prospective Technological Studies.

I hold a PhD in Health Psychology focused on ageing (in I learned you find more) and I have a large experience in  research in social innovation for ageing and independent living, with knowledge focused on informal care and long term care, healthy and active ageing, social tourism for all and disability.

I have participated in around 70  research projects and contracts (regional, national and European) in this field. For example, my research has been funded by the Ambient Assisted Living programme, the 6th and the 7th Framework Programme and the Daphne III Programme of the European Commission, and commissioned by DG EMPL and DG CONNECT. You can have a look on I investigated and I advised.

The results of my research have been published in books (Routledge, Palgrave McMillan, Nova Science Publisher, etc.) and journals of high impact factor (Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, etc.) and presented in national and international conferences. Just visit I wrote and I talked for more information and dowloadable documents.

During my career,  I have also developed post-doctoral stays at Harvard University (2009), University of Michigan (2010), the London School of Economics and Political Science (2006), the Université Catholique de Louvain (2011), and the University of Valencia (2009-2011). I have also been invited to participate in international committees like the evaluation of the FP7 projects by the European Commission, among others.

My research has been awarded by several institutions. In 2012, I received the First Award in Accesible Tourism by the Univerity of Nebrija and ACS foundation; in 2009, the Second Idea award for young researchers by the Valencia Council (Spain) for the project “New technologies to increase the competitivity of the companies towards a tourist user: the tourism for the disabled people” and in 2001 the Social Research Award for the study “Beliefs and attitudes associated with the adoption of breast cancer preventive behaviors in risk population” by the Juan Gil Albert Culture Institute of the Alicante Council (Diputación de Alicante- Spain).