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General Secretary

Maria F. Jiménez Herrera

The Office of the General Secretary is responsible for protecting, safeguarding and issuing the documents and certificates of all general governing bodies except the University Council. It is also responsible for communicating the decisions of the URV's governing bodies, managing the University's documents, archive and international agreements, and drafting the university's annual report.

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Torredembarra (Tarragona) in 1966, I was awarded my Nursing Diploma by the University of Barcelona and received my Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Diploma of Advanced Studies (2002-03) from the URV. I hold a Master's Degree in Bioethics and Law from the University of Barcelona, a Diploma in Criminology from the University of Alicante, and a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the URV (2009).

I am a nurse specializing in research into ethics, bioethics, and the clinical environment of critically ill patients in emergencies. I have been awarded two research premiums.

Between 1997 and 2002 I was an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Nursing at the URV before becoming a university school senior lecturer in 2003 and a senior lecturer in 2012. I have been a visiting lecturer at Borås University in Sweden. I teach various subjects on the URV's bachelor's and master's degrees and various activities on the doctoral programme.

I have been Academic Secretary of the University School of Nursing (2004-06), Secretary (2008-12) and Head (2012-2019) of the Department of Nursing and, since 2019, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing.

I am a member of the European Academy of Nursing Science, the Academy of Medical and Health Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, the Observatory of Bioethics and Law, and the Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine (SEMES). I conduct my main lines of research in applied ethics, oncology, the critically ill, and teaching innovation. My recent works have focused on the moral sensitivity of nursing students.

I am the author of numerous book chapters and articles in specialized journals mainly focused on the clinical practice of evidence-based care and ethics. I have produced over 60 papers for various scientific publications. I have participated in numerous national and international research projects, the International Network of Universities (INU), and several teaching-innovation projects at the URV.