Expert guide

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.

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Fina Sala

Josefina Sala Roca

She is the leader of the IARS research team (research group on children at social risk). This group is a multidisciplinary group with academics and professionals that focussed their research around children in care topic with the aim to contribute through research to the improvement of their protection.

 

Keywords: children in care, care leavers, residential care, protection system

Department of Educational Theories and Social Pedagogy

Theory and History of Education

 

Contact details Josefina Sala Roca

ORCID Josefina Sala Roca

 

Xavier Salla

Xavier Salla Garcia

Professor of Journalism. Director of the Obicex Foundation. Research in virtual reality, augmentation, gamification, artificial intelligence, Blockchain and applied innovative technologies. Promoter of the Official Higher Degree Cycle "Virtual worlds, augmented reality and Gamification". Technological application Technological entrepreneurship and citizen empowerment. Digital society Technological right Doctor in Communication and Legal Sciences. Lawyer in office.

 

Keywords: journalism, augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality, gamification, artificial intelligence, innovation, blockchain, empowerment, technology, training, digital society, robots, Law, AI

Department of Journalism and Communications Studies

Journalism

 

Contact details Xavier Salla Garcia

ORCID Xavier Salla Garcia

 

Josep Salvat

Josep Salvat i Sangrà

He is a Doctorate in Communication from the University of Vic. Graduate in Journalism by UPF and Diploma in Geography and History from the UB. Independent communication consultant and corporate communication and marketing consultant for companies and organizations such as Scoot, Homim, TotalSafePack, Haier, Knauf Insulation, Avancar, BrandCelona and Fundación Comparte, among others. He has been PR Supervisor in Panasonic and Samsung between 1999 and 2006. He is the PR manager and professor of several subjects of the Master in Communication Management at ESIC Business School.

 

Keywords: public relations, corporate communication, crisis communication, events, political communication, public affairs, consultant, entrepreneur, business, expert, doctorate, master's degree, journalists

Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Audiovisual Communication

Audiovisual communications and marketing

 

Contact details Josep Salvat i Sangrà

 

Josep Maria Sanahuja

Josep Maria Sanahuja Gavaldà

Pedagogue and psychologist. He leads the Center for Studies and Research for an Inclusive Society (CERSIN). His research has focused on analyzing the exclusion-inclusion binomial in education, specific educational needs, functional diversity and teacher training. He coordinates the Master in Support for Educational and Social Inclusion. He studies the inclusive processes with people with autism spectrum disorders.

 

Keywords: inclusion, disability, educational needs, teacher training, autism

Department of Applied Pedagogy

Didactics and Educational Organization

 

Contact details Josep Maria Sanahuja Gavaldà

ORCID Josep Maria Sanahuja Gavaldà

 

Antoni Sánchez

Antoni Sánchez Ferrer

Coordinator of the Composting Research Group at the Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Antoni Sánchez has participated in different research projects in agreement with other public institutions and private companies in the field of organic waste treatment, specifically in the fields of composting and anaerobic digestion. His current line of research focuses on obtaining new products from waste as part of a circular economy and sustainability framework.

 

Keywords: organic waste, compost, biogas, separate collection, circular economy, environmental impact, sustainability

Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering

Chemical Engineering

 

Contact details Antoni Sánchez Ferrer

ORCID Antoni Sánchez Ferrer

 

Miguel Ángel Sánchez Huete

Miguel Ángel Sánchez Huete

The scope is the Financial and Tax Law in particular issues on prevention and fight against tax fraud, tax penalties and interposed companies. The tax treatment of new economic forms as well as tax policies and gender have also been analyzed.

 

Keywords: tax fraud, avoidance, evasion, fiscal sanctions, interposed partnerships, collaborative economy, social responsibility, gender

Department of Public Law and Legal History Studies

Financial and Taxation Law

 

Contact details Miguel Ángel Sánchez Huete

ORCID Miguel Ángel Sánchez Huete

 

Judith Sánchez

Judith Sánchez Manubens

Head of the Pediatric Rheumatology Unit of the Parc Taulí Hospital in Sabadell (Barcelona). Teacher of Pediatrics in the degree of Medicine in the UAB and collaborator in the master's degree in Pediatric Rheumatology in the University of Barcelona. Doctor in medicine, specialist in pediatrics and master in pediatric rheumatology, she has specialized in pediatric vasculitis, especially in Kawasaki disease. He leads the multicenter working group on this disease and participates in several projects on the disease at the state and European level. Other areas of expertise are juvenile idiopathic arthritis, pediatric lupus and autoinflammatory diseases.

 

Keywords: pediatric rheumatology, Kawasaki disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, pediatric lupus, pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Paediatrics

 

Contact details Judith Sánchez Manubens

ORCID Judith Sánchez Manubens

 

Àlvar Sánchez

Àlvar Sánchez Moreno

His work focuses on the fields of superconductivity, magnetism, metamaterials, nanoscience, quantum physics, and more particularly on the borders between these fields. Among the research issues he has developed are the design and construction of invisibility layers for magnetic fields, the study of magnetic levitation trains, the proposal of experiments exploring the limits of quantum physics, and the improvement of wireless charging for electronic devices. He also participated in the development of superconductor cables which reached record speeds in transporting electrical current and in spaceship projects for the measurement of gravitational waves.

 

Keywords: superconductivity, magnetism, metamaterials, electromagnetism, invisibility, levitation, nanomagnetism, charging at a distance, magnetic sensors, macroscopic quantum properties

Department of Physics

Applied Physics

 

Contact details Àlvar Sánchez Moreno

ORCID Àlvar Sánchez Moreno

 

Josep Santaló

Josep Santaló Pedro

His research interest have been focused on the genetic characterization and freezing of preimplantation mammalian embryos, oocyte maturation in vitro and transgenic animal production. He is currently focused on nuclear reprogramming and derivation of embryonic stem cells in mouse and humans. He is also interested on Bioethics, especially on the public perception of Genetics and genome editing technologies. In this discipline, he is member of the Bioethics and Law Observatory of the Universitat de Barcelona and member of the Ethics Committee for Animal and Human Research of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

 

Keywords: nuclear reprogramming, embryonic stem cells, genetics and bioethics

Department of Cellular Biology, Physiology and Immunology

Cell Biology

 

Contact details Josep Santaló Pedro

ORCID Josep Santaló Pedro

 

Laura Santamaria

Laura Santamaria Guinot

Her research has focused on issues related to media, intertextuality and intercultural studies. As a teacher, she has dedicated herself to the teaching of specialized translation and specifically to translation for the media and the translation of legal texts. She has worked as a professional translator for different publishers and for Televisió de Catalunya.

 

Keywords: translation, audiovisual translation, intercultural studies, ideology, intertextuality, legal translation

Department of Translation and Interpretation & East Asian Studies

Translation and interpretation

 

Contact details Laura Santamaria Guinot

ORCID Laura Santamaria Guinot

 

Antoni Sanz

Antoni Sanz Ruiz

Psychologist, member of the Stress and Health Research Group (GIES), has conducted basic research on the cognitive mechanisms of the biological response of stress, as well as applied research on emotional and motivational factors in the field of health (particularly of chronic diseases) and of sport (particularly of risky sports). He is currently coordinating a research group that works in the development of psychological therapies based on the practice of activities in nature. His expertise in the field of teaching focuses on the basic psychological processes (specifically motivation and emotion) and on health psychology.

 

Keywords: motivation, emotion, stress, risky sports, adventura sports, wilderness adventure therapy

Department of Basic, Developmental and Educational Psychology

Basic psichology

 

Contact details Antoni Sanz Ruiz

ORCID Antoni Sanz Ruiz

 

Carlos Saura

Carlos Saura Antolín

He investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate brain function, and the mechanisms underlying memory loss and neurodegeneration in neurodegenerative diseases. His group develops and apply pioneering approaches (e.g. pharmacological, gene therapy, cognitive stimulation…) and novel molecular targets as novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease and related neurological disorders. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and is an active collaborator of several funding agencies and international scientific journals and organizations.

 

Keywords: neuroscience, brain, cognition, memory, neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, neurodegeneration, gene therapy, transgenic models

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

 

Contact details Carlos Saura Antolín

ORCID Carlos Saura Antolín