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I was born and raised in Toledo (Spain). I completed my music studies at Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, where I obtained two undergraduate degrees: Classical Piano Performance (2001), and Music Theory and Improvisation (2002). In addition, I studied Psychology (with emphasis on Teaching and Learning) at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where I earned my undergraduate (2004), master’s (2007), and doctoral (2009) degrees. After completing my PhD, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) [2009-2010] and at Tufts University (Boston, United States) [2011-2013]. I joined the National Institute of Education (Singapore) in October 2013, where I currently run several research projects as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator.
My research focuses on teacher learning and professional development, the analysis of exemplary instructional practices, and the translation and dissemination of scientific knowledge for teachers' growth. I currently work with kindergarten, primary, and secondary in-service teachers. My content areas of interest are Mathematics, Music, and the Arts. My work has been published in mainstream journals in psychology and education. I serve as Associate Editor for the journals Infancia y Aprendizaje (http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/riya20), Pedagogies: An International Journal (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/hped20/current), and Psychology, Society and Education (http://www.psye.org/en/index.php).
Other than my research duties, I am a Lecturer at the National Institute of Education and serve as the Programme Leader of Higher Degrees by Research at the Education and Cognitive Development Lab (ECDL).
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