Researcher: Paleophisiology and Ecology of Hominins.
Ph.D. in Prehistory (University of Salamanca, Spain) and Master Degree in Primatology (University of Barcelona, Spain). She is specialist in Human Ecology and Physiology. Since 2005 she is a researcher in Paleophysiology and Human Ecology at the national Research Center on Human Evolution (CENIEH, Burgos, Spain). Dr. Mateos participated in the Atapuerca Research Team during 21 years, he also conducted fielwork since 1997 in Uruguay, Bulgaria and Spain. Her research lines are focused in the biological and ecological study of modern humans, extinct species and other primates, under the framework of Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Human Phsyiology, Trophic Ecology and Human Behavioural Ecology. Dr. Mateos collaborates with the Palaeoecology of Mammals group at CENIEH in the study of Human Ecology in Pleistocene Europe, highlighting in the role of humans in the foodwebs. Currently, she is co-leader with Dr. Rodríguez (CENIEH), Dr. C. Hertler (ROCEEH Senckenberg Research Institute at Frankfurt, Germany) and Dr. M.R. Palombo (Univ. La Sapienza di Roma, Italy) of METHOD, an international scientific network devoted to the study of ecological and environmental constraints of the dispersal and survival of hominins in Europe during the Pleistocene (IFG 1604F, INQUA-HabCom). She promotes and uses tools of mathematical modelling and computer simulation, in addition to develop research programs in the Bioenergy and Motion Capture and Analysis Lab (LabBioEM,CENIEH) where she implements experimental energetic designs and protocols, cineanthropometry, biomechanical studies and analysis of human movements.