Mónica Gómez Martínez


Current position


  • PhD Student at Unit of Human Anatomy and Embryology of Faculty of Medicine. University of Barcelona.
  • Associate professor of physical therapy (medicine department) of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
  • Titular professor of “Fisioterapia en medicina estética y cirugía plástica y reparadora” at Escoles Universitàries Tomàs Cerdà i Gimbernat, atached to the UAB.
  • Physical therapist at the Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebrón (Barcelona). Specialties: upper limb, facial palsy, lymphedema.

Education and positions

  • PhD in Medicine and Translational Research, Universitat  de Barcelona (2017). Thesis: anatomic and functional study of the deltoid muscle in primats: adaptations of the different types of locomotion. Supervisor: JM Potau.
  • MSc in Osteopathy, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) (2013). Thesis Master: Conservative treatment of triggerpoint in Subacromial syndrome.
  • BA in Physical Therapy, Escoles Universitàries Tomàs Cerdà i Gimbernat, atached to the UAB.

Research interests

  • Upper limb adaptations to locomotory behavior of Primates.
  • Evolutionary morphology of the upper lim in extant and fossil Hominids.
  • 3D geometric morphometrics and evolutionary anatomy.
  • Clinic application of human evolution.

Field experience

  • Teaching activity in physical therapy until 2012.
  • Physical Therapist at the Hospital Vall d’Hebron until 2008.
  • 3D Scans of ostheology register in Universitat de Barcelona.
  • Human dissection of the upper extremity from the Body Donation Service of the Universitat de Barcelona (2016-2017).

Working address

  • Department of Human Anatomy and Embryology of Faculty of Medicine. University of Barcelona. C/ Casanovas ,143. 08036 Barcelona. Spain