ICREA Academia

Jordi Miró

ICREA Academia 2013

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) · Social & Behavioural Sciences

Jordi Miró (Reus, 1964) obtained his BSc in Psychology at the Universitat de Barcelona in 1988, and his Masters (1990) and PhD (1993) in Health Psychology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His training involved Visiting Scholar placements at the Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute (U. of Pittsburgh, 1990; Dr. DC Turk) and the Multidisciplinary Pain Center (U. of Washington, 1992; Dr. MP Jensen); and a postdoctoral rotating residence (New York University, 1994-1995; Dr. FBW Hawkinshire). Currently, he is Full Professor of Health Psychology (since 2010) and Director of the Unit for the Study and Treatment of Pain – ALGOS (since 2003) at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). He is Director of the Masters program in Health Psychology at URV. In 2012 he received the URV’s RQR Award for quality in research. He is founding member of the Spanish Pain Society, and is an active member of different pain-related societies and forums.

Research interests

His broad research interest is pain and its management, but his current main area of research is pediatric pain, and specifically pediatric chronic pain. His group (ALGOS) is currently developing different Smartphone Apps to help people in pain develop better ways to cope with their health problems.


Chronic pain, Children, Disability, Psychology of pain, m-Health