UAB Experts Guide for journalists
This guide contains a list of researchers from different areas of knowledge who put their expertise at the disposal of the media. If you need help in finding an expert for a specific subject or contacting with one of the members of our lecturing staff, please contact our Communication Unit by phone at (+34) 935868228 or by e-mail.
Lurdes Martínez Mínguez
Expert in the importance of the movement and the body in the learning of both children and teachers, mainly in Childhood Education, during their initial and permanent training; the theory-practice relationship and the university-school relationship, in the psychomotor training of the Teachers Childhood Education and Physical Education; and the formative and shared assessment of psychomotor professional competencies in the Teachers Training Childhood Education
Keywords: movement, body, psychomotor education, initial teacher training education, formative assessment, shared assessment, psychomotor professional skills, theory-practice and university-school relationship
Vicente Martínez Perea
Expert on gastrointestinal physiology and pharmacology in vivo: pathophysiology of functional and inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders. Development of animal models for the identification and characterization of new therapeutic targets for the treatment of functional and inflammatory gastronitestinal diseases.
Keywords: gastrointestinal pharmacology, microbiota, visceral pain, intestinal inflammation, intestinal barrier function, brain-gut axis
Carme Martínez Roca
She is an expert in a social justice approach to employability competence development. She works in training, research, consultancy, advocacy and the development of career guidance programs for fulfilling, sustainable and socially fair education and work. She is member of the Research Group Diversity and Guidance (Diversidad y Orientación, DO) and the UNESCO Chair in Education and Sustainable Lifestyles of the Innland Norway University of Applied Sciences (Norway).
Keywords: competence, employability, social justice, career guidance, education, training
Pere Masqué Barri
His research focuses on the study of a variety of key, global environmental processes in both the present day and geologic past, using a suite of stable and radioactive tracers as novel proxies. Examples include: the Ocean’s role in global climate change as a source or sink of atmospheric CO2; the reconstruction of the historical patterns of climate, pollution and other natural and anthropogenically-driven processes; the radiological impacts of radioactive materials in the environment; and the relevance of submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) on nutrient and trace metal biogeochemistry of coastal and open ocean regimes. They operate worldwide in a broad range of systems in the Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific and Southern Oceans, the Mediterranean Sea and in Australian and Arabian coastal ecosystems.
Keywords: oceanography, Carbon cycle, blue carbon, climate change, pollution, environmental radioactivity, Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear accident
She is the main researcher of TransMedia Catalonia, a research group working on media accessibility and audiovisual translation. TransMedia Catalonia has researched access services such as subtitling or audio description, with special emphasis on user reception studies. Group members include translators, linguists, philologists, psychologists and sinologists that can bring expert knowledge in different areas.
Keywords: media accessibility, audiovisual translation
Vicenç Méndez López
He is an expert on stochastic processes applied to movement ecology and population dynamics.
Keywords: biological invasions, population extinctions, mechanistic analysis of animal behavior
José Miguel Lizcano
His research focusses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in cancer proliferation. He studies the intracellular signaling pathways ruled by new protein kinases. His group aims to tackle cancer, by performing basic, preclinical and clinical development of new antitumoral drugs. He has published more than 55 scientific articles, with more than 3,000 citations, and he actively collaborates with international research groups and scientific institutions.
Keywords: cancer, cellular signaling, protein kinases, autophagy, preclinical and clinical development, antitumoral drug
She is an expert in everyday mobility, active transport, cities and metropolitan regions, and gender.
Keywords: mobilitu, city, metropolitan areas, walking, transports, gender
Juan Antonio Módenes Cabrerizo
He is an expert on the interrelation between demographic behavior and housing demand; international analysis of housing systems; socio-demographic analysis of access to and stability in housing and the impact of residential insecurity on family life.
Keywords: housing demography, urban demography, housing demand forecasting
Jenny Moix Queraltó
Psychologist expert in the human mind. Member of the Stress and Health Research Group. Study how thoughts affect the body, specifically its influence on pain. His research is also focused on how to reduce stress and increase happiness through Mindfulness techniques. At an informative level, he has treated various topics through his books and articles such as: forgiveness, gratitude, suffering, emotions, dreams, ...
Keywords: mind, positive psychology, mindfulness, stress, chronic pain, health psychology, fibromyalgia
José Luis Molina González
He is an Economic Anthropologist interested in the emergence of socioeconomic structures, like migrant enclaves and transnational fields. Molina is interested in mixed method approaches, combining ethnography and personal network analysis. He is specialized in Southeast Europe, and Romania in particular. Currently, he is the president of the Research Ethics Committee of the UAB, and co-editor of the REDES-Revista Hispana para el Análisis de Redes Sociales.
Keywords: personal networks, social network analysis, economic anthropology, transnationalism, migration, Romania
Oscar Molina Romo
He is an expert on employment relations and sociology of work. His research focuses on three areas. First, employment relations and collective bargaining systems from a comparative perspective, paying particular attention to the evolution of social dialogue and policy concertation. It has also investigated the crisis of trade unions and their revitalization strategies, as well as the use of conflict and strikes. The second area of research is the labor market, and in particular, the processes of segmentation by age, sex or educational level. Finally, another area of research is that of comparative capitalisms, through which he analyzes how the institutional context explains economic performance.
Keywords: industrial relations, collective bargaining, trade unions, employer organisations, social pacts, policy concertation, social dialogue, conflict, strike, labour market, varieties of capitalism