I obtained a Modern Foreign Languages degree at the Universidad de Málaga, where I also completed a PGCE in English, French and German. I worked for a few years as a secondary school teacher both in the UK and Spain and, then, I continued my postgraduate studies focusing on the use of emerging technologies in Spanish as a Foreign Language at the Universidad de Antonio Nebrija in Madrid.
In the UK I have worked at The University of Manchester, The Open University and the Instituto Cervantes in Manchester/Leeds amongst other institutions.
- LCS Educational Engagement Lead
- Director of Routes into Languages Yorkshire and Humberside
My scholarship focuses in the areas of Digital Literacies for Language learning, Developing Fluency in Language learning as well as effective methods of assessment.
I am one of the co-founding chief editors of the Language Scholar, an open access and peer-reviewed journal on language learning pedagogies based on the Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching, where I am an active member.
I am currently the lead for Educational Engament activities for the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.
Since 2021, I am the Director of Routes into Languages Yorkshire and Humberside.
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
Research groups and institutes
- Language pedagogy
- Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American