Full-professor at the Department of Sociology of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Master Degree in Economics and in Political Science, and Doctorate in Sociology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 1987. Visiting researcher at the Institute for Family and Population Policy of the University of Bielefeld (Germany) and fellow at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Science at Delmenhorst (Germany). President of the European Society on Family Relations (2016-2018). Member of the International Network on Leave Policies and Research (since 2011) and of the Scientific Committee of Research Network 13 of the European Sociological Association.
His research focus on Family Sociology, Gender Violence, geographical Mobility and Social Policy. Google academics H Index: 18. He has implemented many research projects funded by public and private institutions at regional, national and European level. The current research project, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, focuses on Balancing Working and Family Lives of Spanish Families with small children (CSO2017-84634-R).
“Roger Duocastella” Prize, Fundación “la caixa”, 2011 published as “Individualizacion y Solidaridad Familiar” (Individualization and Family Solidarity), Colección Estudios Sociales, 32, Fundación “la Caixa”, Barcelona.
Commissions of trust: Evaluator of the Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission (2014-2018), External evaluator of the European Research Council (2013; 2015), of the Italian agency CINECA (2012-2013, 2017), of the Directorate for Research Funding of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (2014-2015) and different Spanish institutions (ANEP, ANECA, UNIBASK, AQU-Catalunya among others at regional level).