Leonor Varela Lema
AVALIA-T – Galician Agency for Health Technology Assessment | Spain
Leonor Varela is a senior officer in the Health Technology Assessment Department (avalia-t) of the Galician Knowledge Assessment Agency, based in Spain. She has a 15 years background in Health Technology Assessment and recognized experience at the national and international level. During her career she has published and lectured extensively on topics related to HTA and health care decision making, and has done exhaustive research in this field. Currently, she holds the position of International Project Manager in avalia-t, and leads two activity centre departments in the on-going European Network for Health Technology Assessment (EUnetHTA) JA3 EU-funded project, which focus on HTA Joint Production and generation of cross border post-launch evidence for medical devices. She is an active member of the International Network of agencies for HTA (INAHTA) and the Health Technology International (HTAi), being the coordinator of the Adaptation of the Spanish INAHTA-HTAi glossary.