Director of the UNESCO Gender Chair at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Chair of the Gender Advisory Group to the Executive Director of UN-Habitat. A former Fulbright scholar, she has been a visiting professor at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Columbia University in New York, London School of Economics, Bauhaus School of Architecture. She has been a member of the European Commission’s Helsinki Group on Women and Science and co-director of the Gendered Innovations project at Stanford University. She has directed fifty research projects funded by: European Commission, National R&D&I Plan, multilateral development banks, and other public and private organizations. She has been Director of the Women and Science Unit in the Secretary of State for R&D&I, Advisor to the Minister of Housing, Advisor to the Minister of Science and Innovation, Deputy Director General of Architecture, member of the Board of Directors of the Public Rental Company. Author of around a hundred articles in professional journals and a dozen books, two of which are international references: Engendering Cities, Routledge, and Fair Shared Cities, Ashgate. Trustee of Plan International, member of the advisory board of the Spanish Sustainable Development Network and the scientific committee of the Women for Africa Foundation, Vice-President of the General Assembly of Partners of UN-Habitat.