Rocío Guil Bozal is a Titular Professor ,University of Cadiz,Spain

Rocío Guil Bozal

Titular Professor

Organizing Committee Member


University of Cadiz



Professor at the Department of Psychology in the University of Cádiz. In recent years, Prof. Rocío Guil Bozal has focused her research on the implications of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and various indicators of perceived health and Quality of Life (QOL). Some of these specific indicators have been studied in women survivors of breast cancer, and the results have been published in various scientific forums and high-quality scientific journals. Moreover, she has recently been director of 14 doctoral theses about psychological well-being and QoL in patients with mammary neoplasia, all of them with the highest qualifications and honors. It is remarkable the last thesis directed and recently defended (July 2009), on which it is analyzed the work ability and Quality of Life of women with breast cancer.


Furthermore, she has worked for years in the field of emotions identifying socio-emotional abilities linked to adaptation, detecting of risk profiles, and developing and implementing intervention programs. She is a founding member and head of the Emotional Intelligence Laboratory and the group PAIDI HUM 843 "Emotional Intelligence" of the University of Cádiz. She is the author of numerous manuals and books on psychosocial, emotional, and health factors. In addition, she has an extensive list of scientific publications in journals with high-quality indexes, registered in the Journal Citation Reports.

Regarding her project experience, she has participated as a research team member, as well as a principal researcher in various projects financed by national and international calls. In these projects, she is recently the principal investigator of the project “e-Health para la promoción de la Salud y la Calidad de Vida en Oncología Mamaria" (PIN-01-09-2018) funded by the Ministry of Health of the Junta de Andalucía, about the the creation of a mobile application that will carry out psychological monitoring for a year of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Likewise, she has been principal investigator of the project “Adaptación Escolar en Contextos Multiculturales: Inteligencia Emocional y Estrategias de Aculturación Exitosas” (SEJ2006-04941), funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, on which she has approached the study of cognitive-emotional processing and its relation to adaptive behaviors in various contexts (social, educational, health, etc.). In this project, the recent president of Yale University and the creator of the construct of Emotional Intelligence, Prof. Dr. Peter Salovey, was part of the team.

As a team member researcher, she has participated in projects such as “Sistema Individualizado y Personalizado de Atención Sanitaria, Orientado a la Prevención, la Pre-Asistencia y la Autogestión de la Salud (Em-Phasys)" (RTC-2016-5095-1), concluded on September 2018. It was funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Convocatoria Retos-Colaboración). She has also participated in the project “Autonomy, Motivation, and Individual Self-Management for COPD Patients, AMICA” (PI08/90946) funded by European funds and the Carlos III Health Institute.

She also carried out several international stays in prestigious universities from Italy, Austria and the USA. Of these, tow long-term stays at Yale University under the invitation of Dr. Peter Salovey are remarkable.

Since 2015 she established contact with prestigious European institutions to promote personalized and adjusted attention to state of personal health and the situation of patients with breast cancer.



  1. Gómez-Molinero, R. & Guil, R. (en prensa) Boosting return to work after breast cancer: the mediator role of perceived emotional intelligence. Psycho-oncology. Aceptada con fecha 10 junio. (IF en los últimos 5 años 4.115; Q1, Decil 1 según categoría JCR).
  2. Guil, R., Ruiz-González, P., Merchán-Clavellino, A.; Morales-Sánchez, L. & Gómez-Molinero, R. (en prensa) Boosting resilience after breast cancer: the mediating role of Trait Emotional Intelligence. Frontiers in Psychology. Fecha aceptación: 05-06-2020 (IF en los últimos 5 años 2.871; Q2, Decil 4 según categoría JCR).
  3. Merchán-Calvellino, Gómez-Molinero, Gil-Olarte, Zayas & Guil (EN PRENSA) Lights and shadows of emotional intelligence: Its mediating role in the relationship between negative affect and anxiety. Frontiers in psychology.  Aceptada con fecha 15 julio de 2020. (IF en los últimos 5 años 2.871; Q2, Decil 4 según categoría JCR).
  4. Merchán-Clavellino, A., Salguero-Alcañiz, M. P., Guil, R., & Alameda-Bailén, J. R. (2020). Impulsivity, Emotional Intelligence, and Alcohol Consumption in Young People: A Mediation Analysis. Foods, 9(1), 71. (Q1, FI= 4.092; 2018; 27 de 139)
  5. Guil, R., Gómez-Molinero, R., Merchan-Clavellino, A., Gil-Olarte, P., & Zayas García, A. (2019). Facing anxiety, growing up. Trait emotional intelligence as a mediator of the relationship between self-esteem and pre-university anxiety. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 567.: Q2
  6. Merchán-Clavellino, A., Alameda-Bailén, J. R., García, A. Z., & Guil, R. (2019). Mediating Effect of Trait Emotional Intelligence Between the Behavioral Activation System (BAS)/Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) and Positive and Negative Affect. Frontiers in psychology, 10.: Q2
  7. Mestre, J. M., Núñez-Lozano, J. M., Gómez-Molinero, R., Zayas, A., & Guil, R. (2017). Emotion Regulation Ability and Resilience in a Sample of Adolescents from a Suburban Area. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1980.: Q2
  8. Roberts, R, MacCann, C., Guil, R. & Mestre, J. M (2016) Reimagining Emotional Intelligence: A Healthy, Much Needed, and Important Progression for the Field. Emotion Review. Advance online publication. / Categoría de JCR, PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY: Q1
  9. Mestre, J. M., MacCann, C., Guil, R., & Roberts, R. D. (2016). Models of cognitive ability and emotion can better inform contemporary emotional intelligence frameworks. Emotion Review. Advance online publication. / Categoría de JCR, PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY: Q1
  10. De la Torre, G., Barroso, J.M., Leon-Carrion, J., Mestre, J.M. & Guil, R. (2015). Reaction Time and Attention: Toward a New Standard in the Assessment of ADHD? A Pilot Study. Journal of Attention Disorders, 19 (12), 1074-1082. DOI: 10.1177/1087054712466440/ Categoría de JCR. PSYCHIATRY en la edición SCIE- Q1; PSYCHIATRY en la edición SSCI, Q1; PSYCHOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTAL, Q1.
  11. Mestre JM, Larrán C, Herrero J, Guil, R. & de la Torre, G. (2015) PERVALE-S: a new cognitive task to assess deaf people’s ability to perceive basic and social emotions. Front. Psychol. 6:1148. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01148/Categoría de JCR. PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY, Q1
  12. De la Torre, G., Mestre, J. M., & Guil, R. (2014). Neurocognitive performance using the Windows spaceflight cognitive assessment tool (WinSCAT) in human spaceflight simulations. Aerospace Science and Technology, 35, 87-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2014.02.006. / Categoría de JCR, ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE, Q1
  13. Lopes, P. N., Mestre, J. M., Guil, R., Kremenitzer, J. P., & Salovey, P. (2012). The role of knowledge and skills for managing emotions in adaptation to school: Social behavior and misconduct in the classroom. American Educational Research Journal, 49 (4), 710-742. DOI: 10.3102/0002831212443077. / Categoría de JCR: EDUCATION & EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, Q1
  14. Mestre, J. M.; Araujo, A.; Guil, R.; Gil-Olarte, P. (2009) It is not enough understanding the anxiety but also managing it. Psychology & Health, 24(1), 279-271. / Categoría de JCR: PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY, Q1; PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH in SSCI edition, Q1
  15. Gil-Olarte, P.; Bozal R, Guil; Mestre, J. M.; et al. (2009). Perceived health and emotional intelligence. Psychology & Health, 24 (1), 186-187. / Categoría de JCR: PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY, Q1; PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH in SSCI edition, Q1.



  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences 
  • Immunology and Microbiology 
  • Health Professions
  • Psychonology
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Psychosocial Adaptation
  • Development of emotional competencies
  • Arts and Humanities