Hi! My name is Mariona, nice to meet you.
I am an Engineer and Innovator from Barcelona (ESP), based in London (UK). I have worked both as a scientific and as a design researcher, in an academic and an industrial context. In my free time I enjoy music, film, reading and crochet!
I studied Biomedical Engineering at Universitat de Barcelona (2014-2018), and went on to work as a researcher in the Neuroimaging laboratory of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, where I followed up on my dissertation about ML methods in Alzheimer’s diagnosis and co-authored a paper.
I transitioned to design through a multidisciplinary masters degree - In my practice as a designer, I draw inspiration from the human, both in terms of behaviour and biology: I am particularly interested in the brain and the workings of the body as a machine.
My goal is to be amongst those who design technology that adapts to humans, rather than the opposite.
2019 - 2021
MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering
imperial College London and Royal College of Art (UK)
Feb - Jun 2018
Technische Universiteit Delft (NL)
2014 - 2018
BSc Biomedical Engineering
Universitat de Barcelona (ESP)
2022 - Present
2021 - 2022
2021 - Present
2018 - 2019
Science and Design Research Freelancer
Mariona Ruiz-Peris (Self-Employed)
Future Product Researcher
Brompton Bicycle Ltd. (UK)
Multidisciplinary Project Tutor (Video Production)
Imperial College London (UK)
Research Assistant @ Alzheimer's Disease and other cognitive disorders unit
Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (ESP)
Ruiz-Peris M, Falgàs N, Pérez- Millan A, et al. Contribution of CSF biomarkers to early-onset Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia neuroimaging signatures. Hum Brain Mapping (2020): 1–10. doi: 10.1002/hbm.24925
Organization for Human Brain Mapping - Annual Meeting
Poster presentation: ‘Using CSF biomarkers to understand the atrophy signatures for AD and FTD’