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Esther Insa Calderón

Director - Head of Management and Development -Coordination of simulation



Nurse and Anthropologist. PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from University of Barcelona. Coordinator of the research group on Social Determinants and Health Education (SDHEd-IMIM). She has been a Visiting Schoolar in the Department of Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is the President of the Nursing and Society Foundation.

She has coordinated a Simulation Center at Barcelona, and she keeps working on teaching innovation in Higher Education Institutions.

General Information

Esther Insa Calderón 93 248 39 58

Academic Background

  • PhD in Advances Studies in Social Anthropology. (University of Barcelona)
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration and Management (UPF Barcelona School of Management, center affiliated to Pompeu Fabra University)
  • Master's degree in Anthropology and Ethnography (University of Barcelona)
  • Diploma in Nursing Services Management (EADA Business School of Barcelona
  • Licensed in Social and Cultural Anthropology (University of Barcelona)
  • Graduate in Nursing Studies (Sant Joan de Déu Nursing School)

Role at ESIMar-UPF

  • Director
  • Head of Management and Development
  • Coordination of simulation


  • Research profile:
  • Current research focus:
    • Health education
    • Teaching methodologies in health sciences
    • Innovation and health
    • Anthropology of health