I am Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University, and part of the Human-centred Computing (HCC) Research Section and its Subgroup in Computational and Human-centred Robotics.
I previously worked as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Computer Science at the University of Lincoln, where I am currently Associate member of the Interactive Technologies Lab (IntLab), the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS) and the Autism Research Innovation Centre (ARIC). Before this, I worked as Researcher in the Mixed Reality Lab and the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) Hub at the University of Nottingham, where I’m also an Associate member.
I have a multi-disciplinary profile with a background in Computer Science, Engineering, and Human Factors. I am interested in robotics, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) and applications of Machine Learning(ML) in those areas.
My research involves educational robots, industrial robots, and other, mainly embodied, Autonomous Systems, exploring trust in these systems, as well as control interfaces and novel ways of interaction that could improve the accessibility and inclusiveness of these technologies. For this, I have a strong focus on direct co-research and co-design with end-users.
I’m originally from Toledo, Spain, although I’ve lived in different parts of Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. Besides my job I love dancing (various dance styles), watersports (kitesurfing, windsurfing) and music (singing, piano, guitar and drums).