Elena studied a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at the University of the Basque Country (Spain). After a post graduate role in health and safety she was granted a scholarship from the National Institute of Workplace Safety and Hygiene, in Spain. Later, she went on to complete a Master’s degree in Occupational Health at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain).
Elena currently is doing a PhD at the Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work under the supervision of Dr Karen Walker-Bone, Dr Clare Harris and Professor Nigel Arden. The PhD aims to assess whether after knee or hip arthroplasty it is possible to return to work to any type of occupation and heavy occupational demands increase the risk of joint failure or other adverse outcomes.