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Jordi Miró

ICREA Acadèmia 2013 & 2020

Universitat Rovira i Virgili · Social & Behavioural Sciences

Jordi Miró

Jordi Miró (Reus, 1964) obtained his BSc in Psychology at the Universitat de Barcelona in 1988, and his Master (1990) and PhD (1993) in Health Psychology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His training involved Visiting Scholar placements at the U. of Pittsburgh (Dr. DC Turk), U. of Washington (Dr MP Jensen), and New York University (Dr. FBW Hawkinshire). 

He is Full Professor of Health Psychology (2010) and Director of the Unit for the Study and Treatment of Pain (2003) and the Chair in Pediatric Pain (2015) at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). He is Director of the Master program in Health Psychology at URV.

In 2012 he received the URV's RQR Award for quality in research, and an ICREA-Acadèmia award in 2014.

He is founding member of the Spanish Pain Society, and the Coordinator of the Special interest group in pediatric pain. He is Councilor of the International Association for the Study of Pain.

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 with pain develop better ways to cope with their health problems.


Psychology of pain; Chronic pain; Youth; Disability; Pain management; Pain assessment; m-health

ICREA Memoir 2023