Bio

I am a professional with 15 years of experience in air transport management. My academic research and consultancy activities expand over a wide range of topics, including digital aviation, airline networks, airport connectivity, route development, airport strategic management, passenger experience and resilience.

Currently, I am Associate Professor in Business and Economics at the Open University of Catalonia (Spain), Senior Lecturer in Air Transport Management at Cranfield University (UK) and Director at Aviation DataWorks (Spain). Until 2018 I was also Course Director for the MSc Airport Planning and Management at Cranfield University. As an academic, I am accredited in the UK as Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and as Associate Professor by the Catalan Agency of University Quality (AQU). 

I have led aviation consultancy projects for a diverse range of clients (airlines, airports and governments). Also, I am a solid communicator with proven capacity to convey complex messages with clarity to different audiences, e.g., industry conferences, executive and board level, high-level political forums (e.g., ICAO-ECAC, Global Airport Development, World Routes, Willis Towers Watson, etc.),and I have widely contributed to international press and media (e.g., CNN, Forbes, BBC, La Vanguardia, etc.). My industrial knowledge and practice is accredited by the Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK).

Previously, I have worked at the Barcelona Regional Agency for Metropolitan Urban and Infrastructure Development, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, GPA Aviation Consultancy and visited SEO Amsterdam Aviation, among other places.

Education

2015 - PGCert in Academic Practice – Cranfield University (UK)

 

2011 - PhD in Geography (summa cum laude) – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona​ (Spain)

 

2007 - MSc in Geography (with honours) – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

 

2005 - MA in Urban Management – Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

 

2004 - BA/MSc Exchange Student – Utrecht University (The Netherlands)

2004 - Licenciatura (MSc) in Geography – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

Academic and Industry Accreditations

 

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)

 

Associate Professor Accreditation by the Catalan Agency of University Quality (AQU, Catalonia)

Tenure-Track Lecturer by the Catalan Agency of University Quality (AQU, Catalonia)

Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK)

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