- University of Girona, Spain
I hold honours degrees in both Statistics and Economics and a PhD in Statistics. My main areas of research interest include multivariate data analysis, particularly compositional data analysis (CoDa), missing data problems and statistical computing. I developed a career in academia in Spain for about 10 years, before taking a position as Senior Statistical Scientist at Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS) in United Kingdom. At BIOSS my role involved statistical consultancy and high-level advice for the Scottish Government's strategic research programme and a number of externally-funded UK and EU projects, predominantly in the area of animal health and welfare, project management responsibilities, methodological research and delivery of training courses for scientists. I was also an external lecturer in multivariate data analysis at the University of Edinburgh and a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. Currently, I am associate professor at the University of Girona. In CoDa I have mostly contributed methods and software to deal with zeros and values below the detection limit and collaborated in varied applied research works. Most recently I have been working on methods for pathogen profiling using mass spectrometry, chemometric analysis using other high-throughput technologies such as nuclear magnetic resonance representing complex high-dimensional compositions and on health science applications.