Carolina Baeza-Velasco is Associate Professor on Psychopathology at Paris Descartes University – Sorbonne Paris Cité, and researcher at the Department of Emergency Psychiatry and Post-Acute Care of the University Hospital of Montpellier in France. She is clinical psychologist (University Andres Bello, Chile) with a master degree and a PhD in psychopathology by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her PhD thesis focused on the psychopathology associated to the Joint Hypermobility Syndrome under the direction of Prof. Antonio Bulbena. Dr. Baeza-Velasco subsequently obtained her Habilitation for Research Training (“Habilitation à diriger des recherches”) at the University Paris Descartes.
Her professional background includes clinical and research experiences in several health institutions in France, Spain, and Chile. Her main research interests are the psychopathology and neurodevelopmental problems associated to joint hypermobility and hypermobility related disorders as well as the psychosocial factors associated to pain and disability in chronic painful conditions.
Dr. Baeza-Velasco is author of several articles in peer-review journals about the psychological factors of hEDS, and she has international research collaborations regarding hypermobility with Prof. A. Bulbena (Spain), Prof. R. Grahame (UK), Prof. J.F. Bravo (Chile), Prof. C. Hamonet (France), and Dr. M. Castori (Italy).