Nominated for Councilor:
Jordi Miro, PhD

Current professional title(s) and affiliation:
Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Chair in Pediatric pain at the University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain

A brief description of your work and interests in the pain field:
As a scientist-practitioner, I have been developing and studying the efficacy of psychosocial pain treatments, primarily as they relate to youths with chronic pain.

My research interests are related to the development and evaluation of measures of pain, as well as on the development and evaluation of psychosocial pain treatments. I am also interested in helping developing Ibero-American multidisciplinary research networks in the area of pediatric pain.

My teaching activities focus on mentoring postdoctoral research fellows in the skills needed for a successful independent research career in the field of pain.

A brief statement of why you are interested in running for the position:
I have a very strong interest in helping young professionals to develop a research career in the area of pain. I have always looked for creative ways to facilitate the training of professionals in Spain and abroad. I would be honored to have the opportunity to continue working towards this goal as a member of the IASP Council. I am also very interested in helping to develop pain programs in resource-limited settings. My experience in developing pain research networks and support groups in Spain, recently used to facilitate the development of an Ibero-American research network on chronic pediatric pain, could be of use to advancing the mission and vision of IASP.

Listing of IASP activities including current and prior IASP committees, working groups, or SIG leadership groups on which you have served:
I have been a member of the IASP since 1988. My past service and experience with IASP is related to my being a Member of the Education initiatives working group (2010-2016) and a Member of the Task Force of the IASP Interprofessional Pain Curriculum. I am also an active member of the SIGs of “Pain in Childhood”, and “Pain Education”.