She is an Associated Professor in the Visual Arts Education Department, at the UAM, where she has been working since February 1991. She has a degree in Educational Sciences (UNED) and Fine Arts (UCM); a Master’s Degree in Applied Creativity (USC), and a PhD in Fine Arts, Sculpture (UCM). She has one research sexennium. Between 2011 and 2018, she directed five doctoral theses related to art education, creativity and art therapy.
Her main lines of research are related to the following areas:
Art education. He has conducted several researches about the art of childhood and youth. Since 2008, she focused on the comparative and international study of art education. She was the main researcher of three projects in which professors from various universities of Asian countries have participated (Toyama University, YunTech of Taiwan, Kookmin University of South Korea); these projects have been funded by Santander Bank . These investigations have studied the different cultural characteristics of the drawings made by children and adolescents from these countries, tracing references to their cultural heritage and the influence of the globalization culture and multinationals; Another topic of study has been the training of generalist teachers and specialists in visual arts and the different approaches of the curricula of each country in relation to the arts and the role that is given to creativity and innovation in the education of the arts. She has also received a grant from the Caja Madrid Foundation for a research at the University of Geneva related to art education.
Creativity as a process inherent in artistic action and education. She has conducted researches in educational centers since 2003. As coordinator of the Doctorate Program in Applied Creativity in the Faculty of Educatio, she has participated in research projects related to creativity training: an AECID project for the design of an Ibero-American Master’s degree in Applied Creativity, which was carried out together with two other universities (U. De Brasilia and U. San Carlos Guatemala)
Art education for social justice; in this context, she is member of the PACPAC collective (Collaborative Artistic Practices and Citizenship) that promotes projects of democratic education and participation through the arts.