Professional summary

Research Interests

  • Drought monitoring, forecasting, visualisation and characterisation
  • Drought indicators and impacts
  • Climate data, hydrological data
  • Hydrological modelling, land surface modelling
  • Remote sensing and applications to drought monitoring
  • Data analysis, Spatial data, Big data, Data visualisation

Brief CV

I have a Masters degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Technical University of Cartagena (Spain) and a PhD in Land surface modelling and remote sensing. I have carried out an important part of my PhD research at CEH Wallingford in the Climate System Group, developing and assessing methods to estimate areal-evapotranspiration and monitor drought from remote sensing data. Through my PhD, I have developed skill and experience in handling and analysing large spatial datasets.

I have joined the Water Resources Science Area in November 2012 as a Spatial Data Analyst where my role was initially to support the Flood Estimation Handbook, the National River Flow Archive and other CEH spatial datasets providers, contributing through my expertise to the analysis and exploitation of its freshwater data.

More recently, I have been involved in several drought research projects across UKCEH (IMPETUS, Historic Droughts, DrIVER, ENDOWS) where my contribution has been varied: production of various spatial datasets (climate data, drought indicators, remote sensing indicators), work on improving drought forecasting, analysis of links between drought indicators and drought impact, stakeholder engagement, etc. I am now also applying this expertise acquired in drought monitoring and forecasting to the SUNRISE-ODA project in collaboration with Chinese, Indian and East-African partners.


  • PhD in Agricultural Engineering                       Polytechnic University of Cartagena (Spain)        2012
  • Specialist in GIS and Remote Sensing            University of Castilla-La-Mancha (Spain)              2007
  • Master Degree in Agricultural Engineering       Polytechnic University of Cartagena (Spain)        2006

Panels, committees and memberships

British Hydrological Society (BHS): Full membership