Mavi holds a MD and a PhD in neurosciences and, since 2008, has been an ICREA Research professor at IDIBAPS where she heads the Systems Neuroscience group. Her independent research has been supported by national and international agencies. She has been funded by the Human Frontier Science Program and has been the coordinator in ten European Projects. In addition to her role as Chief Medical Officer at Virtual Bodyworks, she is also a Professor in the Department of Basic Psychology and Co-director of the Event Lab at the University of Barcelona and editor-in-chief of the journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. She is a pioneer in exploring body ownership illusions in the context of neuroscience. Mavi has published c.173 papers in journals like Scientific Reports, Nature and PLos one and has been cited c.9,000 times.