About me

My current professional and academic status is Associate Professor. I work at the Faculty of Education, Department of Didactic and School Organization, University of Murcia (Spain). 

I am Associate Editor of the peer reviewed international journal Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, a regular contributor at international conferences, such as ECER, AERA and ICSEI, and a reviewer of various peer reviewed journals (Educational Research, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, and International Journal of Inclusive Education, among others). I am member of the Editorial Boards of School Leadership & Management, and the Journal of Professional Capital and Community. 

Research interests

I am an active researcher in the field of school effectiveness and school improvement. My areas of expertise are educational leadership, inclusion and professional learning networks.

My scholarly activities have been extensive and internationally focused. In 2018, I co-edited a special issue based on new forms of participation and social transformation through networking in education in the Spanish journal Profesorado. Revista de currículum y formación del profesorado (see Volume 22, Number 22). It incorporated pioneer networking experiences that are being developed in Spanish schools, and put the focus on the expected role of collaborative networks in education, the new forms of participation and social transformation that are appearing under these modes of organization, and the need to disseminate results that contribute to the creation of knowledge within this fruitful line of current and future research. This edition is a fine record of original and significant scholarship related to PLNs with contributions by colleagues from all over Spain.

In 2020 I have edited a new double special issue on ‘Leading Networks’ in the School Leadership & Management journal, which boasts an excellent line-up of international authors (see Volume 40, Number 2-3). There are more and more schools working in networks and signing up to this wave of collaboration, but, research into network leadership has not kept up with the pace of engagement. The special edition seeks to address this knowledge gap and focuses on where school leaders might concentrate their efforts within a network structure. The articles in this special edition present new knowledge and stimulate innovative ways of thinking about leading networks. The contributions within this special edition promote reflection about contemporary education reform in countries like the United Kingdom, United States, Spain, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

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