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Dr Gloria Fernández-MayoralasResearcher


Centre for Human and Social Sciences, Spanish National Research Council, CCHS-CSIC

Job title

Scientific Researcher


Centre for Human and Social Sciences
Albasanz 26-28, (room 3F14)
28037 Madrid
28037 Madrid



Social Gerontology

Specialist areas

Quality of Life and Living conditions
Health Geography, Services Accessibility, Social Epidemiology
Physical and social environments: Ageing in Place

Methodology areas

Quantitative methods
Qualitative methods
Survey design


Gloria Fernandez-Mayoralas has a first degree in Geography and History and a PhD in Human Geography from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (Spain).

She is Deputy Director of the Institute of Economics, Geography and Demography and co-responsible of the Research Line “Socio-demographic changes in a Global World” for the 2010-2013 Strategic Plan (Centre for Human and Social Sciences, Spanish National Research Council, CCHS-CSIC).

Her interests focus on Quality of Life in old age, health conditions and physical and social environments, as factors for living with autonomy and independence and Ageing in Place. In this line, she is an active member of the International Society of Quality of Life Studies

Regular Professor in PhD and masters' courses (Public Health and others) organized by Universities or the Spanish National School for Health, she was a Member of the Group of Experts gathered together by the Spanish Ministry of Health in 1999 to debate on the Spanish National Health Survey for the New Millennium.

She is author or co-author of books and papers in journals such as Social Science & Medicine, Social Indicators Research, International Journal of Population Geography, Journal of Housing for the Elderly, Population Review or Qualitative Health Research. Her scientific work has been awarded several times, highlighting the Research Award Antonio Maura 2000 (City of Madrid), the Research Award 2003 (Economic and Social Council, Comunidad de Madrid), the Health Sciences Award 2006 (Fundación Caja Rural de Granada) and the Second Social Research Award 2008 (Obra Social Caja Madrid).

She belongs to the Research Group on Ageing (GIE-CSIC, URL: and the Spanish Research Group on Quality of Life and Ageing (CSIC-ISCIII), and takes part in the Associated Unit The Process of the Ageing Population (INGEMA-CSIC) for developing the Longitudinal Study of the Ageing in Spain (ELES, URL: