Dr Fernández-Ortega is the Nursing Research Coordinator at the cancer center of the Institute Català d’ Oncologia and has worked in Oncology since 1985. She is also an associate professor at University of Barcelona where she teaches cancer nursing and research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has been an EONS Board Member during period of 1999-2006.
She got the EONS lifetime award in 2014. She earned her PhD with honors, cum-laude and special mention in Nursing Sciences and she is Master in Clinical Psychology. Her expertise includes Nursing Cancer Care – Oncology; Nursing Education; Nursing Research; Quality of Life and symptoms Management and Psycho-social support. She is currently the chair of Education Study Group of MASCC and belongs to the cancer node of Joanna Briggs Institute