I took my degree in English and Spanish at the University of Valladolid (Spain, 1992), where I started teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. Two years later I completed a PGCE (Certificado de Aptitud Pedagógica) through the same institution and in 1997 I started a PhD on Contemporary Female-Authored Spanish Drama, which I successfully completed in 2001. I was an Associate Lecturer for the Open University from 2003 to 2015, and since September 2002 I have been teaching in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the University of Manchester, where I also coordinate the Spanish language. I teach Spanish grammar and integrated skills, business Spanish and translation. In the past I was course co-convenor for ‘The Rise of Theatre’ (SPAN3410) and participated in the delivery of lectures and tutorials on modern and contemporary Spanish theatre for various courses.
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2011.
- Member of the AVALON project (Access to Virtual and Action Learning live Online) since 2010.
- Co-organiser of the international conference on Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University: Enhancing the Learning Experience through Student Engagement (Manchester 2013), and the first national Enquiry-Based Learning in Languages conference (Manchester 2008)
- Honourable Mention in the Spanish Ministry of Education Intercultural Innovation Award in Language Teaching (2007).
- Contributor to the Centro Virtual Cervantes' Open Educational Resources (OERs: DidactiRed).
- Member of the Staff Development Working Group.