currently works as an Associate Professor of English language and linguistics at the University of Valencia (Spain). Previously, she worked as an ESP teacher at the Centro Universitario de la Defensa (Zaragoza) for almost three years. She holds an international Ph.D. in cognitive linguistics from the University of La Rioja (Spain). Her research interests are cognitive semantics, corpus linguistics, construction grammar, language pedagogy and English for Specific Purposes.
She has completed research stays at the University of California, the United States; the University of Pavia, Italy; the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom; the University of Genoa, Italy. She has published several articles in well-known Spanish and European journals such as RESLA (Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada), VIAL. Vigo International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Círculo de Lingüística Aplicada a la Comunicación, Atlantis: Journal of the Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies, Onomázein, ESP Today Journal, and Revue Roumaine de Linguistique (Romanian Review of Linguistics). She has also participated in the editing of the online project Bibliography of Metaphor and Metonymy (John Benjamins) since 2012 and Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (Dictionaries of Linguistic Science and Communication, De Gruyter).
She is also a member of the Interuniversity Institute of Applied Modern Languages (IULMA) at the University of Valencia (Spain) and member of the research groups SILVA (Group of Support for Investigation in Language Variation Analysis) and CORPLING (Corpus Linguistics: Developments and applications)
(International PhD in Applied Linguistics, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain) is Assistant Professor at the Universitat de València, researcher at the IULMA Institute, SILVA and TALIS, and coordinator of the regional government-funded iTECLA project.
She has taught several English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses (Business English, English for Dentistry and Technical English for Aerospace Engineering) and developed different multimedia resources for languages learning.
She has participated in numerous international projects and conferences, and published journal articles (in Computers & Human Behavior, British Journal of Educational Technology, Ibérica and Revista de Educación a Distancia, among others), books and book chapters (Cambridge Scholars, Springer, De Gruyter, Equinox). She received the Best Paper Award at the TISLID Conference in 2010.
She has done research stays at Universidad de Costa Rica; UNICAMP (Brazil); Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Utrecht University (Netherlands); Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Canada) and UMass Amherst (United States). She has also been a guest lecturer as part of the Erasmus+ scheme at Grenoble School of Management (France), the University of Iceland, Aalto University (Finland) and Cyprus University of Technology.
Her current research interests include: Virtual Exchange, Courseware Design, Computer Assisted Language Learning and Testing, MOOCs and 21st Century Learning.