CRHIM - Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management

CRHIM - Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management


Directores académicos

Academic Team

Research Team

Esther Arévalo
Project Coordinator

Her fields of interests are International Competitive Funding Policies for Health Research, Healthcare and Translational Medicine Research as well as eHealth and its relation to Healthcare organizations and to Patient empowerment. She has previous experience in competitive funding for health research along with in European and national Research Projects (Research Promotion Unit – Vall d’Hebron Research Institute and IDIAP Jordi Gol Institute) and also in Pharmaceutical Research Projects at Industry level (Drug Development). Esther holds an M.Sc Degree in Project Management by University of Barcelona and a Postgraduate degree on R&D management by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

George Binkley
Research Assistant

His fields of interest include health economics, the future of healthcare, leadership in healthcare and chronic disease. He has previous experience of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular disorders, medication adherence, handling large multi-center RCT data, and transcriptomic research at the universities of Manchester and Glasgow. George holds an MSc in Stratified Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation (University of Glasgow) and a BSc in Biomedical Science (De Montfort University). He is awaiting the outcome of his MPhil in Medicine (University of Manchester).

Montserrat Codina
Project Coordinator

Her fields of interests are new innovative education models and concepts and how
training, capacity building and skills development is to be adapted in the health sector. She has previous experience in biomedical research (UAB, Barcelona; TUM, Munich; IMIM, Barcelona), in project management in the area of international training programmes (IDIBAPS, Barcelona) and in competitive funding for European and national health research projects (European Research Projects Office and Project Development Unit– Fundació Clínic). Montserrat holds a PhD in Biology by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and is Adjunct Faculty at Universitat de Barcelona-Hospital Clinic Campus.

Federica Righi
Research Collaborator

Her fields of interests are Business Development, Design Thinking Process, Active Ageing and Healthy Lifestyle, Impact Measurement and Global Health. She has previous experience in project management in the areas of health care services, international development cooperation and public civic engagement working for non-profit organizations in Europe and Africa, for public administration offices and international organizations such as WHO. Federica holds an executive MBA (Escuela de Organización Industrial, Spain), a Master of Arts in Human Rights (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa-Italy) and a Master degree in Political Science (LUISS International University of Social Sciences, Rome-Italy).


Javier Mur Martí
Senior Associate

Previously Head of Europe, Africa, and Latin America Healthcare practice at Accenture, he has more than 25 years of experience in the health and life sciences industry.

Gabriel Antoja Fernández
Senior Manager and Consultant

His experience includes health IT strategy and implementation projects with top consulting companies, for public health organisations in primary care, hospitals, social care and also for disease management programs with pharmaceutical companies. He holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering (UPC, Barcelona) and his main areas of expertise are health information technology (including EMR, EHR and HIE solutions) and healthcare process transformation.


Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management
IESE Barcelona - University of Navarra

Esther Arévalo 
Project Coordinator