Carmen Paniagua, PhD in Psychology, works at the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology, University of Seville (Spain). She is a member of the research team of the WHO collaborative survey Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) in Spain. Her research activity focuses on the area of welfare systems, especially adoption. Specifically, her main areas of research include adoptees’ adjustment, their development in the family, school and peer contexts, and breakdown situations. She is also part of the research team for the projects ‘Risk factors and breakdowns in adoption and foster care’ and ‘Wellbeing and development in adolescents with different trajectories of adversity and recovery. Personal, family and social challenges’. She has completed research stays in United Kingdom, United States and Portugal.