Senior Lecturer of the Interfaculty Department of Evolutionary Psychology and Education of the UAM, she has extensive research and teaching experience in the field of evolutionary psychology and education.
Since 2009 she has been part of the research group “Educational Change for Social Justice”, GICE of the UAM, where she has participated in different competitive research projects. Currently, she coordinates the Human Development and Social Justice group within GICE.
For more than a decade she has participated uninterruptedly in competitive national and international research projects, among which it is worth highlighting: “What education for citizens do we need? Proposals derived from research on the ideas and attitudes of teachers and students about education for citizenship (SEJ2007-64719 / EDUC), directed by Alejandra Navarro, and in the “Schools for Social Justice” projects (Call for Projects of Scientific Research and Technological Development, R + D + i Reference: EDU2011-29114) and “Education and Social Justice: a multidisciplinary view” (UAM, First Call for Multidisciplinary Research Projects, Reference: CEMU-2012-024), directed by Javier Murillo.
She currently participates as a researcher in the project “Schools in socio-economically challenging contexts: an approach from education for social justice” (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness R & D Projects, State Program for the Promotion of Scientific and Technical Research of Excellence, Reference: EDU2014-56118-P). This last project, directed by Javier Murillo and Reyes Hernández, is currently being developed by a multidisciplinary team, and in which, among other things, from the Human Development and Social Justice group of GICE a study is being carried out on the representations that have students and teachers of Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate and Primary Education about social justice.
Within the European context, since 2007 she has been part of the European Network CiCe Erasmus European Academic Network, participating in different projects with different European universities, including the London Metropolitan University, Hanzehogeschool Groningen (Netherlands), Istanbul University (Turkey) , University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and Jönköping University (Sweden). Currently, it belongs to the Jean Monnet Network Children’s Identity and Citizenship Education. During the years 2013 and 2014 she has collaborated as coordinator at the national level in the European competitive project “SIRIUS: European project on the education of children and young people with a migrant background”, (European Policy Network on the education of children and young people with a migrant background Life Lifelong Learning Program – Call for proposals EAC / 01/2011 – Decision 1357/2008 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council EAC-2012-0688) directed by Miquel Essomba of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Currently, her research work is directed to the field of the study of human development and representations on social justice of students and teachers in different countries.