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ACOSTA REAL, MARIA LUISA

ACOSTA REAL, MARIA LUISA

PDI-Substitut/A
ALBERTOS PUEBLA, JUAN MIGUEL

ALBERTOS PUEBLA, JUAN MIGUEL

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat
ANTEQUERA FERNANDEZ, MIGUEL

ANTEQUERA FERNANDEZ, MIGUEL

PDI-Associat/Da Universitari/A
ARNANDIS I AGRAMUNT, RUBEN

ARNANDIS I AGRAMUNT, RUBEN

PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A
Responsables de Gestio Academica
Coordinador/a Titulacio de Grau

Facultat de Geografia i Història Avinguda Blasco Ibáñez, 28 3er pis

95042

ruben.arnandis@uv.es

Biography
 

Tourismologist, specialist in Tourism Public Management. Bachelor in Tourism, postgraduate in Tourism Management and Planning, in Environmental and Territorial Management Techniques and PdD in Tourism.

Expertise, since 2001, in tourism planning and management at local, province and regional levels as a technical professional and consultant.

Teaching and scientific research fields are also linked to tourism planning and management (strategic planning, stakeholders' participation, public policies evaluation), especially, in assessing and applying adaptation processes to tourism use in cultural and natural heritage.

ARNAU ROSALEN, EVA MARIA

ARNAU ROSALEN, EVA MARIA

PDI-Substitut/A

963983903 (D)

eva.arnau@uv.es

BERENGUER SALA, JAVIER

BERENGUER SALA, JAVIER

PI-Invest No Doctor Uv A1
BOIRA MAIQUES, JOSEP VICENT

BOIRA MAIQUES, JOSEP VICENT

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat

(9638) 28921

josep.boira@uv.es

BRIZ MARRADES, ANTONIO

BRIZ MARRADES, ANTONIO

PDI-Associat/Da Universitari/A
PIT-Tecnic/a Mitja/Na Prometeu
CAMARASA BELMONTE, ANA

CAMARASA BELMONTE, ANA

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat
Director/a de Departament

(9639) 83899

ana.camarasa@uv.es

CERDA BOLINCHES, ARTEMIO

CERDA BOLINCHES, ARTEMIO

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat
Coordinador/a Curs

(9638) 64882

artemio.cerda@uv.es

DE LA OSADA SAURI, DAVID

DE LA OSADA SAURI, DAVID

PDI-Associat/Da Universitari/A
ESCRIBANO PIZARRO, JAIME

ESCRIBANO PIZARRO, JAIME

PDI-Titular d'Universitat
Director/a Titulacio Master Oficial

Dpto. de Geografía 2do Piso Facultad de Geografía e Historia Universidad de Valencia Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 28 - CP. 46010 Valencia (España)

(9638) 64894

jaime.escribano@uv.es

Biography
 

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ESCRIVA SANEUGENIO, FRANCISCO

ESCRIVA SANEUGENIO, FRANCISCO

PDI-Substitut/A
PI-Invest No Doctor Uv A1
ESPARCIA PEREZ, JAVIER

ESPARCIA PEREZ, JAVIER

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat

Javier Esparcia Pérez Dr. en Geografía e Historia (Univ. de Valencia) Dr. en Sociología (Univ. Autónoma de Barcelona) Catedrático de Análisis Geográfico Regional Institudo Universitario de Desarrollo Local Departamento de Geografía - Facultad de Geografía e Historia Apdo. 22.060, 46.010 ...

(9638) 64764

javier.esparcia@valencia.edu

Biography
 

Javier ESPARCIA is PhD in Geography from the University of Valencia (1990) and in Sociology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2017), becoming Associate Professor (1990) and finally Full Professor of Geography (national qualification in June 2004, effective in January 2006) at the same University, to which he is linked.

After his PhD in Geography (1990, University of Valencia), in September 2017 his has finished with Cum Laude his doctorate in Sociology (Autonomous University of Barcelona), defending his second PhD thesis, about “Social Capital and Territorial Development: Social Networks and Leadership in the new Rural Dynamics in Spain”.

He is currently inter-university coordinator of the Doctorate Programme Local Development and International Cooperation, and editor of the Journal of Studies on Depopulation and Rural Development-AGER (AGER Youtube channel).

He currently has five complements (six years each) of research productivity (positive evaluations). He has been manager of the National Programme of R+D+i in Social Sciences (2004-2009) (Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation); Spanish representative in the European Science Foundation-ESF (Management Committee [2005/2007] and Social Sciences Standing Committee [2007-2013]); member of the National Commission for the Evaluation of Research Activity -CNEAI- (2013-2015); and area coordinator in the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology -FECYT- (2016), and evaluator of scientific journals for several years. He is a member of the ESF College of Review Panel Members and the Expert Panel H2020 of the European Commission. From 2016 to 2021 he chaired ANECA's E-19 University Teaching Staff Accreditation Committee. Since 2018 he is an evaluator in the Social Sciences Discipline Committee of the Czech Science Foundation.

He has been Head of the Department of Geography from April 2009 to October 2010, and director of the Master in Management and Promotion of Local Development (at the Research Institute for Local Development, University of Valencia), until September 2011.

He is Principal Researcher in the Research Group on Rural Development and Public Policy Evaluation-UDERVAL (GIUV2015-214) at the University of Valencia, to which belong, among others, Dr. Jaime Escribano, Dr. J. Javier Serrano, Dr. Nestor Vercher, Cristina Herraiz, Rafael Mesa, Dr. Francisca Camacho, Diana Mendieta and Sergio Bellés.

He develops his research activities on several topics within the line of research of local and territorial development, mainly in rural areas:

1. Depopulation processes and territorial development: based on the project "Depopulation in Spain: from Demographic Challenge to Territorial Challenge" (2021-2025), four major perspectives are addressed, demographic and active population, legal-administrative, support systems (services, housing, etc.), and the civic, social and institutional environment. The territorial perspective takes into account, on the one hand, local production systems and labour markets and, on the other hand, entrepreneurship and the business and organisational climate. As cross-cutting elements, the gender perspective, the role of young people and immigration, among others, are considered.

2. Social capital and territorial development: social networks, power elites and leadership in rural areas. This line of work uses the Social Network Analysis approach.  This line of research is completed with the thematic areas of crisis and resilience in local communities.

3. Entrepreneurial fabric and socio-productive systems in rural and intermediate areas: culture and entrepreneurial networks, innovation processes, social networks and, in general, factors that contribute to territorial social capital and to processes of social and economic transformation. Recently, and in connection with the work on social capital, work is being done on issues of social innovation in development projects and initiatives in rural areas.

4. Local and territorial development policies and strategies in rural areas: socio-economic transformation processes, new activities, actors in territorial management and territorial development policies.

In his professional scientific activity he has been a contributor to the Spanish Unit of the European Observatory, then Animation and Promotion of Rural Development Unit (Ministry of Agriculture) and Member of the Editorial Board ofActualidad LEADER- Journal of RuralDevelopment (1999 - 2004), in which he has published numerous articles. He also collaborated with DG Agri of the European Commission preparing material for the application of the Community Initiative LEADER. He has been expert evaluator for the European Commission in the different R+D Framework Programmes since 1998 to the present, including COFUND programmes and Marie Curie Actions, in fields as Common Agricultural Policy, policies of regional development, cooperation, environment and research.

From 2004 to January 2009 he has been Manager in charge of Social Sciences in the National R+D+I Programme (DG Research). He was the Spanish representative in the Management Committee of the European Science Foundation (2005-2007), becoming appointed by the Ministry of Science and Innovation and the National Research Council as the Spanish representative in the Social Sciences Standing Committee of the European Science Foundation (2007 to October 2013).

He has conducted and participated in the evaluation of rural development policies, especially the LEADER and PRODER programmes for both regional government of Valencia and the European Commission, and was appointed as member of group of experts who evaluated both programmes for General Directorate of Rural Development (current Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, 2011). More recently he conducted the intermediate evaluation of LEADER in Spain (Esparcia, J. and R. Mesa, 2021: LEADER en España. Cambios recientes, situación actual y orientaciones para su mejora. Universitat de Valencia. Estudios y Documentos & Red Rural Nacional, 32. 456 p.)

His scientific activity has focused mainly on regional, local and rural development as basic research issue, especially aspects such as socio-economic transformation processes in rural areas, the role of new activities, social capital and the actors in land management and rural development policies. On these subjects he has been the supervisor of several doctoral theses, being some other in-progress under his responsibility. He belongs to the scientific board of several journals and he is actively involved in the evaluation of papers as external reviewer, such as Sociologia Ruralis, Journal of Rural Studies, International Journal of Sustainable Development, Urban Geography, International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, The Geographical Journal, Geoforum, African Journal of Agricultural Research, Ecological Indicators, International Journal of Sustainable Development, in addition to national journals such as Investigaciones Regionales, Revista Internacional de Sociología, Papeles de Geografía, Revista Española de Estudios Agrosociales, Revista de Estudios Regionales, Estudios Territoriales, Geographicalia, Anales de Geografía de la Universidad Complutense, AGER-Revista de Estudios sobre Despoblación y Desarrollo Rural, Cuadernos de Geografía, etc.

He is also doing research on local socio-productive systems in rural areas, research which is completing with analysis of the relationship between social capital and regional development, and specifically the role of social networks, leadership and elites and structures power in the socio-economic dynamics of rural areas (funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation). Depopulation is also a main topic (having chaired the Depopulation Catedra of the University of Valencia until december 2020) and now conducting a research project with the participation of about 25 researchers across Spain (2021-2025); he uses to give lectures and conferences on different related issues across the country.

His research activity has been developed on numerous research projects, mainly funded by the European Commission and to a lesser extent the DG Research (national government) or other regional governments. He has also worked on projects and contracts, also mainly for public administrations. During the last years his main research is devoted to the analysis of social capital and territorial development, and depopulation processes in rural areas.

The main research projects are:

 

  • Depopulation in Spain: from a demographic challenge to a territorial challenge. Spanish National Research Agency. Ministry of Science and Innovation.  PID2020-114554RB-I00 (2021-2025.
  • Rural-Urban Outlooks: Unlocking Synergies (ROBUST). European Commission. Research & Innovation, H2020-RUR-2016-2 (Rural Renaissance – Fostering innovation and business opportunities). 727988-2 (2017-2020). 
  • Personal networks and rural territories: spatial and temporal dynamics, innovations and social support. Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (3016-2018).
  • Social capital and territorial development. Crisis, resilience and leadership in the new rural dynamics in Spain. Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (3013-2015).
  • Social capital and territorial development. Social networks, power elites and leadership in the new rural dynamics in Spain. Ministry of Science and Innovation, DG Research (2010-2012).
  • Rural Areas, People and Innovative Development (RAPIDO). Commission of the European Communities, DG Research, VI Framework Programme (2007-2009).
  • A Cognitive Approach to Rural Sustainable Development: The Dynamics of Expert and Lay Knowledges (CORASON). Commission of the European Communities, DG Research, VI Framework Programme (2004- 2006).
  • Entrepreneurship and social and productive local systems in lagging rural regions in Spain. Ministry of Science and Innovation, DG Research. (2003- 2006).
  • Building New Relationships in Rural Areas Under Urban Pressure (Building Rurban Relations). Commission of the European Communities, DG Research, VI Framework Programme (2002-2005).
  • Aspatial Peripherality, Innovation and the Rural Economy (ASPIRE). Commission of the European Communities, DGXI, VI Framework Programme (2001-2004).
  • Supporting and Promoting Integrated Tourism in Europe`s lagging Rural Regions (SPRITE). Commission of the European Communities, DGXI, VI Framework Programme (2001- 2004).
  • Partnerships for Rural Integrated Development in Europe (PRIDE). Commission of the European Communities, DGVI, FAIR Programme (1999- 2001).
  • Regional Images and the Promotion of quality products and services in the lagging regions of the European Union (RIPPLE). Commission of the European Communities, DGVI, FAIR Programme (1997- 1999).
  • Improving the Economic Impact of Public Institutions on lagging Rural and Coastal Regions. Commission of the European Communities, DG-XII-XIV-VI, AIR Programme (1994- 1996).

 

For publications or more information, go to https://javier.blogs.uv.es

ESTRELA NAVARRO, MARIA JOSE

ESTRELA NAVARRO, MARIA JOSE

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat
FAJARDO MAGRANER, FELIX

FAJARDO MAGRANER, FELIX

PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A
FANSA SALEH, GHALEB

FANSA SALEH, GHALEB

PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A

Departament de Geografia Avda. Blasco Ibañez, 28. 46010 VALENCIA

64892

652246877

ghaleb.fansa@uv.es

FARINOS DASI, JOAQUIN

FARINOS DASI, JOAQUIN

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat
FERRANDIS MARTINEZ, ADRIAN

FERRANDIS MARTINEZ, ADRIAN

PDI-Contractat/Da Doctor/A
Coordinador/a Curs
Cap de Seccio-Servei
Cap d'Iniciatives d' Alzira i Cullera

Departament de Geografia Universitat de València Avda. Blasco Ibáñez 28 46010 València Telf: 963 864 237

(9638) 64886

678439442

adrian.ferrandis@uv.es

GARCIA GARCIA, MARIA DEL MAR

GARCIA GARCIA, MARIA DEL MAR

PDI-Substitut/A
GARCIA PATON, JESUS

GARCIA PATON, JESUS

PIT-Tecnic/a Sup Uv
GIMENO DELGADO, JORDI

GIMENO DELGADO, JORDI

PI-Invest No Doctor Uv A1
HERMOSILLA PLA, JORGE

HERMOSILLA PLA, JORGE

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat
Director/a Titulacio Master Oficial
IRANZO GARCIA, EMILIO

IRANZO GARCIA, EMILIO

PDI-Contractat/Da Doctor/A
Secretari/a de Facultat/Secretari/a Ets
ITURRINO GUERRERO, JAVIER

ITURRINO GUERRERO, JAVIER

PDI-Associat/Da Universitari/A

Departamento de Geografía. Despacho en la 2ª planta. email: igueja@uv.es Observaciones: Participa en el programa de tutorías electrónicas de la Universitat de València.

javier.iturrino-guerrero@uv.es

LOPEZ GARCIA, MARIA JOSE

LOPEZ GARCIA, MARIA JOSE

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat

(9639) 83898

maria.j.lopez@uv.es

MACIAS CORDERO, ELISA

MACIAS CORDERO, ELISA

PDI-Associat/Da Universitari/A
MASIA TORTOSA, LAURA

MASIA TORTOSA, LAURA

PDI-Associat/Da Universitari/A
MAYORDOMO MAYA, SANDRA

MAYORDOMO MAYA, SANDRA

PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A
MELO ESCRIHUELA, CARME

MELO ESCRIHUELA, CARME

PDI-Prof. Permanent Laboral Ppl
Director/a Centre Internacional Gandia

(9638) 64887

carme.melo@uv.es

Biography
 

I have an MA in Law (University of Valencia) and a PhD in Politics (Keele University). In 2005 I was awarded a Diploma of Advanced Studies at the University of Salamanca and in 2006 a European Union Marie Curie Early Career Fellowship brought me to the UK, to Keele University's Research Institute for Law, Politics and Justice, where I began my studies in green political thought. At Keele, I completed my PhD in 2011 with a thesis entitled "Promoting eoclogical citizenship: the state, civil society and the green public sphere", supervised by Andrew Dobson. Then I was a researcher at the Inter-university Institute for Local Development under the VALi+d Programme for Postdoctoral Researchers. Afterwards, I worked in The Netherlands, where I taught in the MA in Philosophy at Radboud University Nijmegen, and in South Corea, as assistant professor in the Dual Master's Degree from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and the United Nations University for Peace. In 2015 I moved back to Valencia to join the Geography Department. I have been a visiting research fellow at the Instituto de Investigaciones en Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad nacional de La Plata, at the School of Management, radboud University Nijmegen, at the Faculty of Chemistry, Biology and Geography, West University of Timisoara and at the School of Social, Political and Global Studies, Keele University. My teaching and research interests have developed in the fields of green political theory and environmental politics. Lately I have been working on environmental conflicts, the relationship between environmental sustainability and the city and the analysis of policies and social practices with an impact on the agro-food system.

In March 2020 I became the Director of the University of Valencia's International Centre of Gandia

I am a member of the research-action group Recartografias and of the Inter-University Institute for Local Development

A selection of my publications can be found at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carme_Melo

MEMBRADO TENA, JOAN CARLES

MEMBRADO TENA, JOAN CARLES

PDI-Titular d'Universitat
Coordinador/a de Mobilitat

Departament de Geografia Universitat de València Tutoria: dilluns, dimecres i dijous de 17:00 a 18:00

(9638) 64895

joan.membrado@uv.es

MIRO PEREZ, JUAN JAVIER

MIRO PEREZ, JUAN JAVIER

PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A
PEÑARRUBIA ZARAGOZA, MARIA PILAR

PEÑARRUBIA ZARAGOZA, MARIA PILAR

PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A
Responsables de Gestio Academica
Coordinador/a Titulacio de Grau
PEREZ ALBARRACIN, ANA

PEREZ ALBARRACIN, ANA

PI-Invest No Doctor Uv A1
PEREZ CUEVA, ALEJANDRO

PEREZ CUEVA, ALEJANDRO

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat
PEREZ LOPEZ, ANGEL

PEREZ LOPEZ, ANGEL

PDI-Substitut/A
PITARCH GARRIDO, DOLORES

PITARCH GARRIDO, DOLORES

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat
Delegat/Delegada Rector/A
Per a Programes Universitat-Societat

Dra. Maria Dolores Pitarch Garrido Departamento de Geografia Instituto Interuniversitario de Desarrollo Local Facultat de Geografia e Historia Avd. Blasco Ibañez, 28 46.010 Valencia - ESPAÑA tlf: (+34) 96 3864237

maria.pitarch@uv.es

Biography
 

Professor of Human Geography in the Department of Geography at the University of Valencia, she has an extensive research, teaching and management career of more than 30 years of university dedication. She has published more than 50 articles and book chapters, has been PI of a national project and 3 projects funded by the EU within H2020. She has been director of the Interuniversity Institute of Local Development of the UVEG and UJI, vice-dean of the Faculty of Geography and History and president of the CAT of Geography and Environment.

Her research has been consolidated following the line initiated with her doctoral thesis, 'Planning models of public services: Secondary and Vocational Education in the Valencian Community' (1998), has been oriented to the analysis of the economic activities of the service sector, its territorial impact on local and regional development, as well as the planning of the location of public facilities and services. The turning point towards the consolidation of her research was the award in 2011 of the research project entitled 'Environmental and social sustainability in metropolitan spaces: the case of the metropolitan area of Valencia' funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (DG Research, CSO2010-20481), although she had previously participated in more than 25 competitive projects and agreements or contracts as a researcher, this project was the first in which she took the responsibility of PI alone, with a team of 12 researchers.

In recent years she has devoted her research to topics that can be included within Economic Geography, Social Geography and Tourism Geography, such as accessibility to public services in metropolitan environments, coastal and cultural tourism, the impact of tourism on cities, social innovation, sustainable development in different territorial contexts, territorial and social inequalities, etc. In parallel, she has been invited as visiting professor at the London School of Economics (United Kingdom), the PACTE Laboratory of the University of Grenoble (France), the Department of Human Geography of the University of Massey (New Zealand) and the CRISES center of Montreal (Canada). He also did pre-doctoral stays at the University of Leeds (UK), at the University of Toronto (Canada) and at the Pennsylvania State University (USA). She has supervised 6 doctoral theses, 2 of them with international mention. She is director and member of the editorial board of the journal Cuadernos de Geografía of the University of Valencia.

PORTUGUES MOLLA, IVAN

PORTUGUES MOLLA, IVAN

PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A
Especialista Pau
ROMERO RENAU, LUIS DEL

ROMERO RENAU, LUIS DEL

PDI-Titular d'Universitat

(9638) 64783

634512950

luis.romero@uv.es

RUESCAS ORIENT, ANA BELEN

RUESCAS ORIENT, ANA BELEN

PDI-Prof. Permanent Laboral Ppl

(9639) 83129

ana.b.ruescas@uv.es

SALOM CARRASCO, JULIA

SALOM CARRASCO, JULIA

PDI-Catedratic/a d'Universitat

(9639) 83909

julia.salom@uv.es

SALVADOR FERNANDEZ, NURIA

SALVADOR FERNANDEZ, NURIA

PDI-Substitut/A
SANCHEZ CABRERA, JOSE VICENTE

SANCHEZ CABRERA, JOSE VICENTE

PIT-Tecnic/a Mitja/Na Uv
PDI-Associat/Da Universitari/A
SANCHIS IBOR, CARLOS ABELARDO

SANCHIS IBOR, CARLOS ABELARDO

PDI-Associat/Da Universitari/A
SERRANO LARA, JOSE JAVIER

SERRANO LARA, JOSE JAVIER

PDI-Prof. Permanent Laboral Ppl
Coordinador/a Curs
Secretari/a de Departament
Biography
 

[Biography, english version]

VALERA LOZANO, ANTONIO

VALERA LOZANO, ANTONIO

PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A
ZORNOZA GALLEGO, CARMEN

ZORNOZA GALLEGO, CARMEN

PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A
Coordinador/a Curs