Universitat Pompeu Fabra · Project participants

Gema Revuelta


Coordinator of H2020 project HEIRRI (Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation). Director of the Studies Center on Science, Communication and Society from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (SCS-UPF), associated professor of Science Communication and Director of the Masters' degree in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication at the same university. Gema Revuelta is one of the 5 members of the “Expert Group on policy indicators for Responsible Research and Innovation” of the European Commission. She has participated in several European projects (ENSCOT, AMPERA, ESCITY, STEPE, MASIS, PLACES, KiiCS, and NERRI) and other international projects (IBAMOCA). For the last 6 years, and from time to time, she has been an independent evaluator for the EC in the field of Science and Society. She has 20-year experience in different fields from the area of SWAFS, mainly science communication, social perception of science and technology, public engagement, gender equality and, for the last 4 years, RRI. She coordinated the Impact Assessment Toolkit for the project PLACES (Platform of Local Authorities and Cities Engaged in Science), in collaboration with more than 30 European researchers in the area of SWAFS. From 1998 to 2014, she was Deputy Director of the Science Communication Observatory from Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Núria Saladié


Project manager of H2020 project HEIRRI (Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation). She has been working since 2013 as a research assistant with the FP7 European projects PLACES, KiiCS and NERRI at the Studies Center on Science, Communication and Society from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (SCS-UPF). Núria has a degree in journalism from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a master’s degree in Science Communication from Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Mar Carrió


Faculty member at the Department of experimental and health sciences at UPF. Member of the Health Sciences Educational Research Group (GRECS), coordinator of the Master degree of pre-service science teacher training, coordinator of the Problem Based Learning (PBL) courses in Human Biology Degree and of the program “Bringing science to young people” at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB). Mar is also member of the Informatics Technology and Science Education research group (TIREC) from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She had her PhD in biotechnology on 2003 at UAB and afterwards she specialized in science education. Currently her research area focuses on inquiry based learning methodologies and science teachers training. She has participated in several projects on teaching innovation in secondary school and higher education. Her research has been published in more than 30 journal papers and book chapters and presented in more than 40 conferences. She received the national award for educational innovation from the Ministry of education and science of Spain on 2007 and the teacher quality award from Universitat Pompeu Fabra on 2013.

Davinia Hernández-Leo


Associate Professor at the Department of Information and Communications Technologies Department (DTIC) at UPF, and coordinator of the Educational Technologies research line of the Interactive Technologies Group (GTI), Vice-Director of the UPF Engineering School and the Head of its Unit for Teaching Quality and Innovation. She received her PhD in telecommunications engineering at University of Valladolid, was visiting researcher at Open University of the Netherlands and Fulbright Scholar at Virginia Tech. Her interests are focused on Technology-Enhanced Learning as well as on Higher and Engineering Education. She has co-authored over 100 scientific publications and received several awards, including best paper awards and the European award for excellence in the field of CSCL technology. Currently, she is a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions of Learning Technologies and the Steering Committee of the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning. She plays and has played central roles in several projects, such as FP6-IP-TENCompetence and LLP-METIS (WP leader), Learn3, EEE, RESET (coordinator of the UPF work), AlineaME and ExelTFG (project coordinator), and is the scientific learner of the Integrated Learning Design Environment (ILDE).

Vladimir de Semir


Director of the Masters' degree in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication (UPF-Barcelona School of Management). He was associated professor of Scientific Journalism and Director of the Science Communication Observatory (OCC) at UPF from 1994 to 2014. He has been City Council‘s Commissioner for Scientific Culture Promotion in the city of Barcelona. He is director of the Quark magazine (Science, Medicine, Society and Culture) and of Informe Quiral published by the OCC. He was granted in 1994 the Scientific Journalism award by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). He was member of the European Commission\'s Experts for Benchmarking the Scientific Culture (2002) and expert of MASIS project (Monitoring Policy and Research Activities on Science in Society in Europe, 2009). He was the leader of the European Project ESCITY (Europe, Science & the City) and participant of the PLACES project. He was also a member of the European Network of Science Communication Teachers (ENSCOT), the World Technology Network, and the Public Perception of Biotechnologies Panel of the European Federation of Biotechnology, the Scientific Commission of the Science and Technical Museum of Catalonia and of the Museo del Hombre of A Coruña.

Jordi Pérez


Director of the Education Office of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (FCSV) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). For more than 12 years (1999-2011), he was the dean of the FCSV. PhD in Psychology, Jorge Pérez is a senior lecturer of Medical Psychology at UPF. His current research is focused on education, specifically in generic competences, assessment of student achievement and active learning. He is responsible of the Research Group in Health Sciences Education (GRECS). He has directed several PhD theses and published empirical and review papers on psychometrics, psychology of delinquency and particularly on educational issues. He conducted training activities for teachers of several universities, specifically about the assessment of student learning. For his teaching quality, he received several awards, among them the Vicencs Vives Distinction (awarded collectively) three times: 2002, 2005 and 2009; and the same award individually in 2011. He was a member of the Catalonia School Board, representing the Catalan universities from 2002 to 2007. He has also been part of the Evaluation Council of the Education System from 2007 to 2013.

Fèlix Bosch


Director of the Esteve Foundation. Medical Doctor (1986) and PhD (1992) in Pharmacology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Post-grad in Pharmaceutical Medicine from UAB (1988), and in Pharmacology (1989) from University of Barcelona (UB). He participated in teaching and research activities at the Department of Pharmacology (UAB, 1986-2000), which was carried out in parallel with his professional work in research departments of various pharmaceutical companies (1987-1994). He started working for the Esteve Foundation in 1995, first as Project Manager and now as Director. Since 2002, he has been Associate Lecturer in the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences at Pompeu Fabra University (FCSV-UPF). He has had experience in basic pharmacological research in vitro techniques, mainly focused on the neuromuscular junction. The collaboration between academia and industry has been usual during his career. Among other national and international collaborative projects, he was part of the PharmaTrain network of public and private partners that started its activities as an IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) project and has become a permanent not-for-profit organisation (from May 2009 to May 2014). He has around one hundred publications (original papers, letters and book chapters).