Rosina Malagrida has a degree in chemistry from the University of Barcelona, Spain, a master’s in science communication from Imperial College London, UK (with a scholarship from “la Caixa” Foundation) and has run a programme for Strategic Communication at the business school ESADE.
She is specialised in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), and in particular in communication, multistakeholder engagement, participatory governance, community based research and educational programmes and her interest focuses on facilitating spaces for collaboration between health research and society.
Currently, she is the head of the Living Lab for Health Research at IrsiCaixa in Barcelona, where she is in charge of: 1) training organizations, HE and secondary students on competences for RRI, 2) facilitating the participation of patients in shaping the R&I of the institution, 3) running participatory processes where different stakeholders can participate in R&I and in R&I decision making and 4) assessing organisations on how to implement RRI. These tasks are implemented with the support of several EC funded projects, in which Malagrida is IP: a) deputy coordinator of the EC project RRI Tools, to promote RRI in Europe (just finalised), b) EnRRICH, to better promote research in response to societal needs through HE research projects, c) Inpires, to promote RRI and open science in collaboration among different stakeholders with the aim to co-decide Health R&I policies, and d) CRISH, to facilitate training on patient experience in RRI in several hospitals around Europe. Finally, Malagrida also coordinates the European educational portal Xplore Health, and a programme for outreach and prevention of HIV/AIDS.
Malagrida previously worked at the Barcelona Science Park, where she was communication director, and at the science museums of London and Barcelona, developing exhibitions, experimental workshops, fairs, debates and 4 EC projects, such as Xplore Health or Nanopinion.