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Autobiography: I am a social scientist specialised in rural development. I studied politics and a Master in Management and Promotion of Local Development at the University of Valencia in Spain. Then, I did a PhD on territorial development and international cooperation, also at the University of Valencia, looking at social exclusion in rural areas in Spain.
After completing my PhD I moved to Scotland and worked as research associate at the Centre for Mountain Studies (Perth College – University of the Highlands and Islands). There, I worked mainly on issues around sustainability and rural development with a strong focus on stakeholder engagement in international projects (SHAPE – Sustainable Heritage Areas: Partnerships for Ecotourism, SIMRA – Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas, etc.).
In April 2020 I start in Stirling Uni working as posdoc researcher in the ENDORSE project.
Research interests: My research interests are focused on the challenges and opportunities for sustainable social development and governance of rural areas. In particular, I am very interested in policy narratives, social innovation and participatory processes as drivers of positive transformative change. In the ENDORSE project I will look at factors shaping farmers´ decisions about land and crops management.
Publications: Most of my scientific publications are available in my ResearchGate profile. An exhaustive list of publications -including most of my papers in Spanish- is available at my personal website.