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Barakat Ruben

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Professor Barakat is a distinguished scholar whose primary teaching and research focus is on the scientific understanding of the influence of physical exercise during pregnancy on maternal, fetal, and childbirth outcomes. This research is conducted through the collaborative efforts of a multidisciplinary team, particularly involving experts in Physical Activity-Sports Sciences and Obstetrics-Gynecology.

Under Professor Barakat’s leadership, the research group has established and sustained a novel line of inquiry and academic instruction dedicated to understanding the effects of physical exercise on maternal-fetal wellbeing. This innovative research is supported by agreements between the Technical University of Madrid and public hospitals in Madrid and Barcelona, which facilitate ongoing scientific collaboration.

In terms of scientific dissemination and international engagement, Professor Barakat’s team at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid maintains active collaborations with prominent research groups globally, notably in Canada. A testament to this international collaboration is Professor Barakat’s contribution to the 2019 Canadian guidelines for physical activity throughout pregnancy.

Recently, Professor Barakat has spearheaded the development of the first Spanish Clinical Practice Guide on physical activity during pregnancy, published by the Spanish Ministry of Health. This guide represents a significant milestone in providing evidence-based recommendations for physical activity during pregnancy in Spain.

Publications Summary

  • Articles: 99
  • Citing Articles: 2,328
  • Total Citations: 4,558 (4,111 excluding self-citations)
  • H Index: 39
  • Source: Web of Science


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