Dr. Miguel Pérez García

Dr. Miguel Pérez García is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Granada and the Main researcher of the Neuropsychology and Psychoneuroimmunology Research Group Applied to Children, Adults and the Elderly (CTS-581) belonging to the Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center (CIMCYC) from the same university. He completed his postdoctoral training at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington under the supervision of Professor Antonio E. Puente.

During his career he has dedicated himself to research, training, transfer and professional development of Clinical Neuropsychology. In the field of research, he has published more than 175 papers and has directed numerous research projects in areas such as addictions, neuropsychological rehabilitation or forensic neuropsychology. Currently, her main interest is focused on investigating neuropsychological alterations in people exposed to injustice or social inequality, such as women victims or survivors of gender violence or children exposed to unfavorable social conditions such as exposure to armed conflicts (eg, Palestinian children) or exposure to poverty. Linked to this line of research, he develops another line of work on Cultural Neuropsychology in which neuropsychological tests are designed for patients from other countries and/or cultures. 

In the field of training, Professor Pérez García has directed more than 30 doctoral theses and collaborates with various master's degrees. Currently, he coordinates an Erasmus + project whose objective is to implement the first master's degree in Child Clinical Neuropsychology in the Arab world, taught at two Jordanian and two Palestinian universities. As his main transfer activity, he has collaborated in the development of several neuropsychological evaluation APPs such as the Child Computerized Neuropsychological Evaluation Battery (BENCI), the EMBRACE neuropsychological battery or the Coin in Hand Test, tests that are open access and Free for Neuropsychology professionals.

In relation to his contribution to the professional development of Clinical Neuropsychology, Professor Pérez García has been president of the Sociedad Andaluza de Neuropsicología (SANP) and the Federación de Asociaciones de Neuropsicología Españolas (FANPSE). In addition, he is a member of the National Commission for Professional Accreditation (CNAP) of the Expert in Clinical Neuropsychology as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology of the General Council of Psychology of Spain.

Finally, in 2017 he was considered with the "Presidential Citation" distinction of the American Psychological Association (APA) for his contribution to research in cross-cultural neuropsychology developed for more than 15 years.