Alicia Salvador is Professor at the University of Valencia (Spain) since 2002. In 1981 she obtained her PhD in Psychology (U. Valencia) and since then she has been teaching at the University. Currently, she teaches Psychoneuroendocrinology, Psychobiology of Development and Psychobiological basis of stress. She is Co-director of the Master of Basic and Applied Neurosciences of the University of Valencia and has been Director of the Doctoral Program of Neuroscience (awarded with the “Quality recognition” of the Spanish Ministry of Education). She has promoted almost twenty doctoral students.
She is senior researcher at the Research Institute of Organizational Development and Quality of Working Life (IDOCAL) and she has led or participated as researcher in numerous research projects in collaboration with other international (University of Parma, Maastricht or Dresden) or Spanish research teams (Univ. of Murcia, Miguel Hernandez in Elche). Currently, she is the leader of a project with other two universities and a Project for Groups of Excellence on “Social stress and health: vulnerabilities and resilience”. The main topics are animal and human social stress, social interactions and occupational health. Her research focuses on the relationship between stress and cognition across the life-span and psychobiological consequences of social stress. Current projects are on memory performance in aging, stress and social interactions in youth, and biobehavioral aspects of cognitive and affective development in pre-adolescents.
She has published more than seventy articles in international peer‐reviewed scientific journals and more than thirty in national peer-reviewed journals and more than twenty book chapters.
She has been involved in national committees for the evaluation of scientific journals (FECYT 2010), University Professors’ research and research projects (Interministerial Commission of Research and Science). Dr Salvador has served as President of the Spanish Society of Psychophysiology and as President of the Society for Psychological Studies of Valencia. She has been visiting professor in several European universities (University College of London, University of Wales, University of
Trier, University of Maastrich) and South American universities (Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Montevideo).