Loneliness is one of the great current issues, both from an academic and a social point of view.
Elena del Barrio
Degree in Sociology (UCM, 1998-2002) and Master in Social Gerontology (UAM, 2003-2004). Postgraduate fellow at UAM (2004-2005). Predoctoral fellow at the CSIC (2005-2008). In 2008 she worked as Technician in the “Elderly Portal” (IMSERSO-CSIC). From June 2008, she has been working at Matia Institute Foundation developing projects related to active aging, living conditions, use of time of the elderly and working on the Age-Friendly Cities and Communities projects. She was the principal investigator of the Donostia-San Sebastián Age-Friendly City’s diagnosis (2009) and of the Living conditions of the elderly in Euskadi’s study (2010 and 2014), She coordinates the Euskadi Lagunkoia project since 2012. From 2013 to June 2016 she has been Member of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (SEGG), and she is the coordinator of the “image and Aging” working group since 2012.