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Sara Ulla Díez

Institute for the Older People and Social Services (Imserso). Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030

Sara Ulla Díez

Coordinator of Studies and Technical Support at the Institute for the Older People and Social Services (Imserso, Spain), managing the unit that promotes research, studies and evaluation activities within the Institute and its National Reference Centers. I am also responsible for the international relations of the Institute.

Previously I worked at the Cabinet of the Health Minister as Advisor for International Relations and Strategic Planning. I was the Head of the Evaluation Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, managing the strategic evaluations of the Spanish Cooperation for Development. I was Head of the Unit in the National Agency of Public Policies Evaluation, being responsible for the design of a new strategic planning framework and codirecting an expert course in evaluation.

Previously I was Associate Professor at UCLM, in the Psychology Department, being specialized in Health Psychology and Research Methods. I participated in, directed, and managed numerous evaluations and researches.

I have a PhD in Psychology and hold two master’s degrees in research methods and in applied statistics. I am author or co-author of 4 books, and numerous papers in national and international research journals.


Countries Spain;
Topics Evaluation of LTC systems and services; Governance and LTC systems organisation; LTC Policy; LTC Reforms; LTC Systems; New models of care; Outcome measurement in LTC; Social Innovation in LTC; Survey measures;
Methods Data science and LTC research; Document analysis; Knowledge-exchange; Literature reviews and synthesis; Policy analysis; Qualitative studies; Quantitative data analysis; Quasi-experimental methods; Surveys; Theory of Change;
Role Policy;