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Arechabala Mantuliz, María Cecilia

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Academic background:

Nurse, Universidad de Concepción (1980), specialist in Geriatrics and Gerontology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (1996), Master in Psychology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2002) and Diploma in Evidence-Based Medicine and Systematic Reviews, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2010).

Current academic category:
Full Professor

Research activities and publications (last 5 years):

  • Her line of research is chronic care and evidence-based practice.
  • She has been awarded 3 research projects, 2 as principal investigator (1 with international funding, 1 with national funding and 1 funded by the School of Nursing).
  • She is the author of 3 scientific publications, 1 of them indexed in ISI/Scopus (as main author), 2 scientific publications indexed in Scielo (as main author).
  • She is the main author of 2 collaborations for The Cochrane Library.

Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities (last 5 years):

  • In undergraduate, she has participated in the team of a teaching innovation project.
  • She teaches at postgraduate level in the course “Advanced Nursing Practice based on Evidence” of the Master’s Degree in Nursing, she is a thesis guide and reviewer.
  • She participates in the Master’s thesis evaluation commissions of the School of Nursing and is a member of the Master’s in Nursing faculty.
  • She presides the Graduate Commission of the School of Nursing.
  • In Continuing Education, she participates in the formation in Evidence Based Nursing of diploma students.

Extension and outreach activities (last 5 years):

  • She has 2 presentations in national scientific events.
  • She is a member of the Chilean Association of Nursing Education and the Chilean College of Nurses.

Management activities (last 5 years):

  • Between 2014-2018 she was Director of Research and since 2018 she is Director of Postgraduate, both positions at the School of Nursing of the Pontificia Universidad Católica.
  • She is a member of the Academic Career Committee and the Qualification Committee of the School of Nursing.