Maria de la Montaña Cámara Hurtado is Associate Professor of Food Science and Nutrition at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain where she has been teaching since 1995.
She is director of courses for international students at Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, and teaches classes in nutrition and health at Universidad Europea de Madrid, and Universidad Internacional Valenciana. Professor Hurtado has also taught in a number of foreign universities, including Universidad de Huacho, Perú; Jiangnan University, China, and University of California, Davis, where she has focused on food, folklore and health since 2006.
Professor Hurtado has participated in research projects in her native Spain as well as in such foreign institutions as United States Department of Agriculture, and the University of California, Davis. She is currently Director of Research Team on Novel Foods: Scientific, technological and Social aspects, and is the author of more than 60 published articles and 20 book chapters.
Professor Hurtado has been an organizer for various meetings, seminars national and international events, an Evaluator of Fulbright programs for more than 10 consecutive years, a Research Network Leader University of California in Spain since 2009, and a Member of the Academic Council Escuela Nacional de Salud Pública de Mahón from September 2013 to date.
She holds a bachelor master and PhD in Pharmacy from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain.