• Prognostic disclosure, communication, and decision making at the end of life
  • Psychosocial impact of end-of-life care
  • Emotions in health communication and decision making
  • Medical professionalism and physician wellness
  • Compassion in healthcare
  • Health professional mindfulness, self-awareness, and self-care
  • Qualitative research and mixed methods research

Work experience (since 2010)

Since 2021
Assistant Professor and SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellow. Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

2019 – 2021
Senior Postdoctoral Researcher. University Centre for Palliative Care, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

2016 – 2019
Postdoctoral Researcher. University Centre for Palliative Care, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Switzerland

2016 – 2018
Casual Academic. Palliative Care Postgraduate Program, Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

Since 2014
Visiting Research Fellow. School of Psychology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

2012 – 2014
Palliative Care Research Officer.  Discipline of Medicine, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

2013
Research Associate. School of History and Politics, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

2011
Research Associate. Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

2010 – 2012
Casual Academic. Grief and Palliative Care Counselling Program, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Education

2009 – 2012
Doctor of Philosophy. The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.           

2008 – 2009
Master in Grief and Palliative Care Counselling. The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

2001 – 2006 
Bachelor in Psychology. Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia