José Javier García Campayo Director since 2013 of the Master’s Degree in Mindfulness programme at the University of Zaragoza, the first of its kind offered by a Spanish university. García Campayo has been organizing the International Meeting on Mindfulness as a biennial event in Zaragoza since 2014.
García Campayo is responsible for the development of Attachment Styles-Based Compassion Therapy. He has also designed mindfulness intervention programmes for companies, pioneering this field in Spain. He is currently vice-president of the Meditation and Science Association.
Doctor García Campayo is the coordinator of the Aragon branch of the Carlos III Health Institute Research Network on Preventive Activities and Health Promotion, and coordinates Mental Health in Primary Care Research, a research group recognized by the Government of Aragon (B-76). He has also developed the Mental Health in Primary Care Programme for the Spanish National Health Strategy (2015).
He has supervised more than 20 doctoral theses, published more than 200 research articles in high-impact scientific journals, more than 10 books and more than 25 book chapters. He is the lead researcher on 7 projects financed by tender, and is a research collaborator on a number of other projects. García Campayo has chaired a number of scientific conferences. He is also the scientific director of the journal Cuadernos de Medicina Psicosomática, a journal of psychosomatic medicine.
He frequently provides his services as a reviewer for publications such as the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Journal of Affective Disorders, Medicina Clinica, Plos One, General Hospital Psychiatry and Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, among others. García Campayo is a practising psychiatrist at the Miguel Servet University Hospital in Zaragoza, Spain, associate professor in psychiatry at the University of Zaragoza, and lectures on the Master’s Degree in Health Psychology programme at the Spanish National Distance Education University (UNED). He was the president of the Spanish Society for Psychosomatic Medicine (SEMP) and founded the first Unit for Somatomorphic Disorders in Spain in 1997.