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.

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Education 

CV

2014 - 2018

BSc Biomedical Engineering

Universitat de Barcelona (ESP)

Feb - Jun 2018 

Erasmus Scholarship

Technische Universiteit Delft (NL)

2019 -  2021 

MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering

imperial College London and Royal College of Art (UK)

Work Experience

2021 - Present 

2021 - Present 

2018 - 2019

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)

Publications

2020

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​​

Conferences

Jun 2019

Roma, IT

Organization for Human Brain Mapping - Annual Meeting

Poster presentation:  ‘Using CSF biomarkers to understand the atrophy signatures for AD and FTD’