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Meet the team

In this article we introduce the team that contributed to the creation of this course
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Who contributed to this course?

In the next three weeks you will listen to the voices of many experts, who collaborated to create this course. In this article, we share with you their backgrounds and interests:

  • Javier Ordoñez: Professor of Logic and Science at the UAM. Javier graduated in Physics, Philosophy and Language Arts, and his research topics involves relationship between Science and war.

  • Rosina Malagrida: Chief of Living Lab for Health Research at IrsiCaixa in Barcelona. Rosina is a specialist in Responsible Research and Innovation, and in particular particular in communication, multi-stakeholder participation, participatory governance, community research and educational programs. Rosina is interested in encouraging the collaboration between the research about Health and Society.

  • Juanjo Becerra: Graduated in Journalism by the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. Juanjo is chief of the special supplements on ‘Unidad Editorial’ for the newspaper “El Mundo”, and the coordinator of special supplements for the newspaper “Marca”

  • Lydia Aguirre: Expert Journalist on content management, strategic communication and digital development. Lydia is the director of Communication and Marketing at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

  • Carmela Calés, PhD: Carmela is Professor of Biochemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and Principal Investigator at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas (IIB, CSIC-UAM). Carmela is also the Vice-Rector for Internationalisation at UAM.

  • Javier Baena: Director of the Unidad de Cultura Científica since July 2017. Javier is Professor of Prehistory at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He has participated in every edition of the annual outreach event ‘Semana de la Ciencia’, the event ‘Finde Científico’ and workshops about experimental Archaeology, performing practical sessions and exhibitions.

  • Lydia Gil: Lydia is a specialist on documentation and social media. In 2015, she started a Social Media Blog about research, and is working in the Library and Archive of the Catalan Institute of Classical Archeology since 2006.

  • Ivana Krpan: Graduated in Humanities, Ivana is a Professor of Philosophy at University of Zagreb. Moreover, Ivana has intensive experience about teaching, course design, translation, interdisciplinary research, innovation, international communication and project management.

  • Enrique Royuela: Enrique is a Professor of Microbiology, Genetics and Physiology at the Universidad de Alicante. Furthermore, he is co-founder, director and publisher in the Principia Magazine and Principia Kids, both online and paper format.

  • Lucas Sanchez: Lucas has a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology, and worked in the development of vaccines against diseases in the developing world at the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (Spain) and the Yale University (USA). On the outreach area, he has collaborated with different Spanish newspapers and the Radio Nacional de España, outreach-stage events (Naukas and Mapping Ignorance), blogs (Sonicando and Naukas), some Universities like UPV, UPB and UIMP and Museums of Science. He is a co-founder of Scienseed, a scientific communication business.

  • Katiuscia Sacco. Associate professor of General Psychology, Università degli Studi di Torino. Her main field of research are reasoning, decision making and psychology of communication. Katiuscia carried out science communication activities both at local level and national levels.

  • Alessandro Cicerale. Postdoctoral researcher at the Università degli Studi di Torino, department of Psychology. Alessandro carried out his Ph.D. in Neurosciences at SISSA, Trieste, and then worked as post-doctoral researcher at the University of Torino, department of Neurosciences, where he investigated, amongst others, the neurobiological correlates of eating disorders and of their treatment. He coordinated two MOOCs discussing topic related to food and nutrition (“Superfoods: Myths and Truths” and “Food for thought: the relationship between mind, brain and food”), hosted on FutureLearn

The Educators won’t be able to join the discussions themselves or respond to individual comments, but the course encourages a strong learning community. The learning is focused around debate and discussion – supporting other learners, sharing your own experience and knowledge, and listening to new perspectives. We hope that you will enjoy interacting with and learning from each other in this way. Don’t forget to comment, reply to other learners and ‘like’ comments.

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