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Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Margarita Mulero Pazmany

Dr Margarita Mulero Pazmany

Telephone: 0151 231 8079

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Biography

Margarita Mulero Pazmany studied Biology in Univ. Complutense de Madrid and an MBA in Univ. Pablo de Olavide, Spain. In 2008 she joined Doñana Biological Station (Spanish Council for Scientific Research -CSIC) to work on the use of drones for Conservation Biology, the topic of her PhD, obtained in 2015 at Univ. of Seville, Spain. She worked as a post-doc at the Swiss Ornithological Institute (Vogelwarte) and Univ. Técnica Particular de Loja (Ecuador). In 2015 she joined University of Cádiz (Spain), where she teaches on the postgraduate course “Specialist on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (RPAS) and their civil applications”.

Besides research, Margarita has spent some years working in wildlife management in MIGRES Foundation; for the Andalusian Environmental Agency with the endangered Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti); doing consultant work for private companies (Chavarra SL, E-Building); and she is the founder of a sustainable tourism company (Localplan.es).
She joined Liverpool John Moores University (UK) as a Lecturer in UAV applications in Natural Sciences in 2018. Updates on her work can also be found on: http://margaritamulero.wixsite.com/margaritamulero

Margarita research focuses in conservation biology. She uses new technologies, mainly Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones), and more recently, Internet of Things, for wildlife research and management: spatial ecology, epidemiology, infrastructures impact assessment, pollution and anti-poaching. She also works on non-technology related topics such as road ecology, habitat fragmentation and tourism effects on wildlife populations. She conducts most of her fieldwork in Doñana National Park (Southwestern Spain) and protected areas such as Kruger NP and Hluhluwe-iMfolozi in South Africa.

She participates on “Wildlife Conservation and UAV Technology MSc” (https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduates/wildlife-conservation-and-uav-technology) and “Environmental Science and UAVs MSc” and teaches on “Conservation technology” and ecology related modules.

Languages

Spanish; Castilian
English
French
Portuguese

Degrees

2015, University of Seville, Spain, PhD in Biology
2009, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain, Master in Business Administration. MBA. Specialization: International Business.
2003, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, Bachelor in Biology. Specialization: Zoology.
1999, Stewardess School, Spain, Diploma in Sustainable Tourism.

Academic appointments

Lecturer in UAVs applications to Natural Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present

Publications

Journal article

Jiménez López J, Mulero-Pázmány M. 2019. Drones for Conservation in Protected Areas: Present and Future Drones, 3 :10-10 >DOI >Public Url

Burke C, Wich S, Kusin K, McAree O, Harrison M, Ripoll B, Ermiasi Y, Mulero Pazmany M, Longmore S. 2019. Thermal-Drones as a Safe and Reliable Method for Detecting Subterranean Peat Fires Wang E. Drones, 3 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Laguna E, Barasona JA, Triguero-Ocaña R, Mulero-Pázmány M, Negro JJ, Vicente J, Acevedo P. 2018. The relevance of host overcrowding in wildlife epidemiology: A new spatially explicit aggregation index Ecological Indicators, 84 :695-700 >DOI

Longmore SN, Collins RP, Pfeifer S, Fox SW, Mulero Pazmany M, Bezombes F, Goodwin A, de Juan Ovelar M, Knapen JH, Wich SA. 2017. Adapting astronomical source detection software to help detect animals in thermal images obtained by unmanned aerial systems International Journal of Remote Sensing, >Public Url

González-Suárez M, D'Amico M, Mulero-Pázmány M. 2017. Advancing road ecology in Africa with robust analyses and cautious inferences: a response to Jackson et al. (2017) Journal of Zoology, 302 :224-227 >DOI >Public Url

Mulero-Pázmány M, Jenni-Eiermann S, Strebel N, Sattler T, Negro JJ, Tablado Z. 2017. Unmanned aircraft systems as a new source of disturbance for wildlife: A systematic review PLoS ONE, 12 >DOI >Public Url

Figura R, Shih C-Y, Ceriotti M, Fu S, Brockmann F, Nebot H, Alarcon F, Kropp A, Kondak K, Schwarzbach M, Jimenez A, Mulero-Pazmany M, Dini G, Capitan J, Marron PJ. 2017. KASSANDRA: A framework for distributed simulation of heterogeneous cooperating objects JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE, 73 :28-41 >DOI >Link

Mandujano S, Mulero Pazmany MC, M. Rísquez-Valdepeña A. 2017. Drones: una nueva tecnología para el estudio y monitoreo de fauna y hábitats. Agroproductividad. 2017;10: 79–84., >Public Url

Canal D, Mulero-Pazmany M, Jose Negro J, Sergio F. 2016. Decoration Increases the Conspicuousness of Raptor Nests PLoS ONE, 11 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Mulero-Pazmany M, D'Amico M, Gonzalez-Suarez M. 2016. Ungulate behavioral responses to the heterogeneous road-network of a touristic protected area in Africa JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 298 :233-240 >DOI >Link

Strebel N, Mulero Pazmany MC. 2016. Oiseaux et drones - comment éviter les conflits?/ Vögel und Drohnen – wie Konflikte vermieden warden. Avinews, >Public Url

Mulero-Pazmany M, Angel Barasona J, Acevedo P, Vicente J, Jose Negro J. 2015. Unmanned Aircraft Systems complement biologging in spatial ecology studies Ecology and Evolution, 5 :4808-4818 >DOI >Link

Barasona JA, Mulero-Pazmany M, Acevedo P, Negro JJ, Torres MJ, Gortazar C, Vicente J. 2014. Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Studying Spatial Abundance of Ungulates: Relevance to Spatial Epidemiology PLOS ONE, 9 >DOI >Link

Mulero-Pazmany M, Stolper R, van Essen LD, Negro JJ, Sassen T. 2014. Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems as a Rhinoceros Anti-Poaching Tool in Africa PLOS ONE, 9 >DOI >Link

Figura R , Ceriotti M , Yen Shih C , Mulero Pazmany MC, Fu S , Daidone R , Jungen S , Negro J , Marrón P. . 2014. IRIS: Efficient Visualization, Data Analysis and Experiment Management for Wireless Sensor Networks EAI Endorsed Transactions on Ubiquitous Environments 14(3): e4., 3 >DOI >Public Url

Mulero Pazmany MC, Negro JJ , Ferrer M . 2014. A low cost way for assessing bird risk hazards in power lines: Fixed-wing small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, 2(1), 5–15, >Public Url

Rodriguez A, Negro JJ, Mulero M, Rodriguez C, Hernandez-Pliego J, Bustamante J. 2012. The Eye in the Sky: Combined Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems and GPS Data Loggers for Ecological Research and Conservation of Small Birds PLOS ONE, 7 >DOI >Link

Chapters

Mulero Pazmany MC. 2017. Sistemas aéreos no tripulados (UAS o drones) en investigación y gestión medioambiental Fenercom . Los Drones y sus aplicaciones a la ingeniería civil . Madrid, Spain

Conference publication

Figura R, Schmitz O, Hagemeier T, Ceriotti M, Brockmann F, Mulero-Pázmány M, Marrón PJ. 2016. ICELUS: Investigating strategy switching for throughput maximization to a mobile sink 2016 12th Annual Conference on Wireless On-Demand Network Systems and Services, WONS 2016 - Conference Proceedings, WONS 2016 2016-January :17-24 >Public Url

Schwarzbach M, Laiacker M, Mulero-Pazmany M, Kondak K. 2014. Remote water sampling using flying robots 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (ICUAS), International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) :72-76 >Link

Figura R, , Schmitz O , Hagemeier T , Ceriotti M , Brockmann F , Mulero Pazmany MC, Marrón P . ICELUS: Investigating strategy switching for throughput maximization to a mobile sink. Proceedings of WONS 2016. Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. January 2016.978-3-901882-80-7,

Book

Mulero Pazmany MC. 2011. Árboles y arboledas singulares de Doñana Junta de Andalucía . . Sevilla, Spain

Patent

Albo Sanchez-Bedoya C , Viguria Jimenez, LA , Jimenez Bellido A , Martín Mora V , Anderson Bell Seiler A , Mulero Pazmany MC, Ibáñez C , Negro Balmaseda, JJ , García Popa-Lisseanu A . Patent Number P201331941 (2013) Dispositivo de captura de muestras de elementos macroscópicos presentes en el entorno con múltiples cámaras de captura y almacenamiento. (Device for capturing samples of macroscopic elements in the environment with multiple capture and storage cameras).

Thesis/Dissertation

Mulero Pazmany MC. Unmanned Aerial Systems in conservation biology Negro Balmaseda JJ.

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Editorial boards:

Remote Sensing in Ecology and the Environment, Associate editor, https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/20563485

Remote Sensing in Ecology and the Environment, Associate editor, https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/20563485

Remote Sensing in Ecology and the Environment, Associate editor, https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/20563485

Professional activities

Editorial boards:

Remote Sensing in Ecology and the Environment, Associate editor, https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/20563485

Remote Sensing in Ecology and the Environment, Associate editor, https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/20563485

Remote Sensing in Ecology and the Environment, Associate editor, https://zslpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/20563485

External collaboration:

https://www.reading.ac.uk/biologicalsciences/about/staff/manuela-gonzalez.aspx, University of Reading, Dr. Manuela González Suárez

https://www.reading.ac.uk/biologicalsciences/about/staff/manuela-gonzalez.aspx, University of Reading, Dr. Manuela González Suárez

https://www.reading.ac.uk/biologicalsciences/about/staff/manuela-gonzalez.aspx, University of Reading, Dr. Manuela González Suárez

Media Coverage:

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/de-espana/de-espana-andalucia-inversion-de-futuro/1043974/, TVE2 Program: Emisión I+D España- Andalucía. Mention to AEROMAB project in minute 34. Mar 2011.

http://www.historiasdeluz.es/historia-del-dia/sostenibilidad/aeromab, Andalussian TV interview. Agency: Historias de Luz. Mar 27th 2012. Shown in various national and regional TV media. “Aviones no tripulados serán los nuevos centinelas desde el aire del Parque Nacional de Doñana”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UiyTU3JM0w, Canal Sur. Tierra y Mar nº 938. “La teledetección y el cernícalo primilla”. Sep 23th 2012.

http://alacarta.canalsur.es/television/video/el-peligro-oculto-de-los-disruptores-endocrinos/1318402/28, Canal Sur. Espacio Protegido. “Los drones en la vigilancia de la biodiversidad”. Mar 30th 2014. (min 10.09).

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/telediario/rinocerontes-borde-extincion-culpa-cazadores/3142361/?ext=SM_FB_TELEDIARIO, TVE1 National News. “Rinocerontes: al borde de la extinción por culpa de los cazadores”. May 26th 2015.

Canal Sur Radio- Espacio Verde. Interview “Drones for wildlife monitoring”. Jun 2009.

Radio Andalucía-Todo Noticias. Interview "Drones for environmental monitoring". Jun 2009

Radio Onda Cero. Program: Como el perro y el gato. Jan 12th 2014. Interview “Proyecto AEROMAB: uso de drones para anti-furtivismo de rinocerontes en África”.

Radio.Onda Cero. News. Jan 2014. Interview “Uso de drones para anti-furtivismo de rinocerontes en África.”

http://www.lavanguardia.com/estilos-de-vida/20131101/54392822049/el-despegue-de-los-drones.html, La Vanguardia (Spanish newspaper) Article “El despegue de los 'drones'” about Aeromab project.

National Geographic. Eva van der Berg. Mar 2014. Drones for aerial surveillance in anti-poaching.

https://www.popsci.com/drones-wildlife-biology-animal-research, Drones are setting their sights on wildlife. And they’re making science safer for everyone involved. Popular Science. Kate Baggaley. Feb 10th, 2017

http://aeromab-english.blogspot.com.es/, Blog Aeromab project:

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/de-espana/de-espana-andalucia-inversion-de-futuro/1043974/, TVE2 Program: Emisión I+D España- Andalucía. Mention to AEROMAB project in minute 34. Mar 2011.

http://www.historiasdeluz.es/historia-del-dia/sostenibilidad/aeromab, Andalussian TV interview. Agency: Historias de Luz. Mar 27th 2012. Shown in various national and regional TV media. “Aviones no tripulados serán los nuevos centinelas desde el aire del Parque Nacional de Doñana”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UiyTU3JM0w, Canal Sur. Tierra y Mar nº 938. “La teledetección y el cernícalo primilla”. Sep 23th 2012.

http://alacarta.canalsur.es/television/video/el-peligro-oculto-de-los-disruptores-endocrinos/1318402/28, Canal Sur. Espacio Protegido. “Los drones en la vigilancia de la biodiversidad”. Mar 30th 2014. (min 10.09).

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/telediario/rinocerontes-borde-extincion-culpa-cazadores/3142361/?ext=SM_FB_TELEDIARIO, TVE1 National News. “Rinocerontes: al borde de la extinción por culpa de los cazadores”. May 26th 2015.

Canal Sur Radio- Espacio Verde. Interview “Drones for wildlife monitoring”. Jun 2009.

Radio Andalucía-Todo Noticias. Interview "Drones for environmental monitoring". Jun 2009

Radio Onda Cero. Program: Como el perro y el gato. Jan 12th 2014. Interview “Proyecto AEROMAB: uso de drones para anti-furtivismo de rinocerontes en África”.

Radio.Onda Cero. News. Jan 2014. Interview “Uso de drones para anti-furtivismo de rinocerontes en África.”

http://www.lavanguardia.com/estilos-de-vida/20131101/54392822049/el-despegue-de-los-drones.html, La Vanguardia (Spanish newspaper) Article “El despegue de los 'drones'” about Aeromab project.

National Geographic. Eva van der Berg. Mar 2014. Drones for aerial surveillance in anti-poaching.

https://www.popsci.com/drones-wildlife-biology-animal-research, Drones are setting their sights on wildlife. And they’re making science safer for everyone involved. Popular Science. Kate Baggaley. Feb 10th, 2017

http://aeromab-english.blogspot.com.es/, Blog Aeromab project:

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/de-espana/de-espana-andalucia-inversion-de-futuro/1043974/, TVE2 Program: Emisión I+D España- Andalucía. Mention to AEROMAB project in minute 34. Mar 2011.

http://www.historiasdeluz.es/historia-del-dia/sostenibilidad/aeromab, Andalussian TV interview. Agency: Historias de Luz. Mar 27th 2012. Shown in various national and regional TV media. “Aviones no tripulados serán los nuevos centinelas desde el aire del Parque Nacional de Doñana”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UiyTU3JM0w, Canal Sur. Tierra y Mar nº 938. “La teledetección y el cernícalo primilla”. Sep 23th 2012.

http://alacarta.canalsur.es/television/video/el-peligro-oculto-de-los-disruptores-endocrinos/1318402/28, Canal Sur. Espacio Protegido. “Los drones en la vigilancia de la biodiversidad”. Mar 30th 2014. (min 10.09).

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/telediario/rinocerontes-borde-extincion-culpa-cazadores/3142361/?ext=SM_FB_TELEDIARIO, TVE1 National News. “Rinocerontes: al borde de la extinción por culpa de los cazadores”. May 26th 2015.

Canal Sur Radio- Espacio Verde. Interview “Drones for wildlife monitoring”. Jun 2009.

Radio Andalucía-Todo Noticias. Interview "Drones for environmental monitoring". Jun 2009

Radio Onda Cero. Program: Como el perro y el gato. Jan 12th 2014. Interview “Proyecto AEROMAB: uso de drones para anti-furtivismo de rinocerontes en África”.

Radio.Onda Cero. News. Jan 2014. Interview “Uso de drones para anti-furtivismo de rinocerontes en África.”

http://www.lavanguardia.com/estilos-de-vida/20131101/54392822049/el-despegue-de-los-drones.html, La Vanguardia (Spanish newspaper) Article “El despegue de los 'drones'” about Aeromab project.

National Geographic. Eva van der Berg. Mar 2014. Drones for aerial surveillance in anti-poaching.

https://www.popsci.com/drones-wildlife-biology-animal-research, Drones are setting their sights on wildlife. And they’re making science safer for everyone involved. Popular Science. Kate Baggaley. Feb 10th, 2017

http://aeromab-english.blogspot.com.es/, Blog Aeromab project:

Research Grants Awarded:

University of Reading, Study of the effects of road networks on ungulates ecology in African protected areas., M González Suarez; M Mulero Pazmany; M D'Amico., Grant value (£): 0€, Duration of research project: 2

Chavarra SL., Development of a drone for game farms surveillance., IPs: JL Vicente; M Mulero Pazmany., Grant value (£): 45000, Duration of research project: 3

Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador., Análisis de la multifuncionalidad de los ecosistemas secos del Ecuador como herramienta para determinar el estado de conservación y los servicios ambientales., Ps: CI Espinosa; MF Tapia; L Ordóñez; E Gusman; I Arnelas; D Velez; F Reyes; M Iñiguez., Grant value (£): 131618,25 €., Duration of research project: 2

EU FP7-257649, PLANETPlatform for the deployment and operation of heterogeneous networked cooperating objects. Estación Biológica de Doñana. CSIC., IPs: P Marrón; JJ Negro; A Ollero; Gi Dini; D Scarlatti; R Martinez de Dios; E Previnaire; K Kondak; DK Arvin., Grant value (£): 6951613 €, Duration of research project: 4

Junta de Andalucía, Spain, Árboles y arboledas singulares de Doñana, DVD., IP: M Mulero Pazmany., Grant value (£): 20702€

Junta de Andalucía, Spain, AEROMAB (P07-RNM-03246). Aerospace technologies for biodiversity conservation. Estación Biológica de Doñana. CSIC., IPs: JJ Negro, M Ferrer., Grant value (£): 394000 €, Duration of research project: 4

AUIP., Certificación ecológica y sostenible. Análisis del programa de certificación de turismo sostenible en Costa Rica., IP: M Mulero Pazmany., Grant value (£): 1.500€

Proyectos de Excelencia, Junta de Andalucía, Spain, SADCON (TEP-375) Autonomous distributed systems for environmental conservation. Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC., IPs: A. Ollero; M. Ferrer., Grant value (£): 151160 €

Sociedad Española de Ornitología (SEO-Birdlife)., Impacto de la fragmentación del hábitat sobre la avifauna esteparia en la provincia de Almería, España., IP: M Mulero Pazmany., Grant value (£): 3000€

Secretaría de Estado de educación y formación. Subd. Gral de Becas., Beca 23047 para Master Universitario en Dirección de Empresas., Margarita Mulero Pazmany, Grant value (£): 1159€, Duration of research project: 1

University of Reading, Study of the effects of road networks on ungulates ecology in African protected areas., M González Suarez; M Mulero Pazmany; M D'Amico., Grant value (£): 0€, Duration of research project: 2

Chavarra SL., Development of a drone for game farms surveillance., IPs: JL Vicente; M Mulero Pazmany., Grant value (£): 45000, Duration of research project: 3

Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador., Análisis de la multifuncionalidad de los ecosistemas secos del Ecuador como herramienta para determinar el estado de conservación y los servicios ambientales., Ps: CI Espinosa; MF Tapia; L Ordóñez; E Gusman; I Arnelas; D Velez; F Reyes; M Iñiguez., Grant value (£): 131618,25 €., Duration of research project: 2

EU FP7-257649, PLANETPlatform for the deployment and operation of heterogeneous networked cooperating objects. Estación Biológica de Doñana. CSIC., IPs: P Marrón; JJ Negro; A Ollero; Gi Dini; D Scarlatti; R Martinez de Dios; E Previnaire; K Kondak; DK Arvin., Grant value (£): 6951613 €, Duration of research project: 4

Junta de Andalucía, Spain, Árboles y arboledas singulares de Doñana, DVD., IP: M Mulero Pazmany., Grant value (£): 20702€

Junta de Andalucía, Spain, AEROMAB (P07-RNM-03246). Aerospace technologies for biodiversity conservation. Estación Biológica de Doñana. CSIC., IPs: JJ Negro, M Ferrer., Grant value (£): 394000 €, Duration of research project: 4

AUIP., Certificación ecológica y sostenible. Análisis del programa de certificación de turismo sostenible en Costa Rica., IP: M Mulero Pazmany., Grant value (£): 1.500€

Proyectos de Excelencia, Junta de Andalucía, Spain, SADCON (TEP-375) Autonomous distributed systems for environmental conservation. Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC., IPs: A. Ollero; M. Ferrer., Grant value (£): 151160 €

Sociedad Española de Ornitología (SEO-Birdlife)., Impacto de la fragmentación del hábitat sobre la avifauna esteparia en la provincia de Almería, España., IP: M Mulero Pazmany., Grant value (£): 3000€

Secretaría de Estado de educación y formación. Subd. Gral de Becas., Beca 23047 para Master Universitario en Dirección de Empresas., Margarita Mulero Pazmany, Grant value (£): 1159€, Duration of research project: 1

University of Reading, Study of the effects of road networks on ungulates ecology in African protected areas., M González Suarez; M Mulero Pazmany; M D'Amico., Grant value (£): 0€, Duration of research project: 2

Chavarra SL., Development of a drone for game farms surveillance., IPs: JL Vicente; M Mulero Pazmany., Grant value (£): 45000, Duration of research project: 3

Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador., Análisis de la multifuncionalidad de los ecosistemas secos del Ecuador como herramienta para determinar el estado de conservación y los servicios ambientales., Ps: CI Espinosa; MF Tapia; L Ordóñez; E Gusman; I Arnelas; D Velez; F Reyes; M Iñiguez., Grant value (£): 131618,25 €., Duration of research project: 2

EU FP7-257649, PLANETPlatform for the deployment and operation of heterogeneous networked cooperating objects. Estación Biológica de Doñana. CSIC., IPs: P Marrón; JJ Negro; A Ollero; Gi Dini; D Scarlatti; R Martinez de Dios; E Previnaire; K Kondak; DK Arvin., Grant value (£): 6951613 €, Duration of research project: 4

Junta de Andalucía, Spain, Árboles y arboledas singulares de Doñana, DVD., IP: M Mulero Pazmany., Grant value (£): 20702€

Junta de Andalucía, Spain, AEROMAB (P07-RNM-03246). Aerospace technologies for biodiversity conservation. Estación Biológica de Doñana. CSIC., IPs: JJ Negro, M Ferrer., Grant value (£): 394000 €, Duration of research project: 4

AUIP., Certificación ecológica y sostenible. Análisis del programa de certificación de turismo sostenible en Costa Rica., IP: M Mulero Pazmany., Grant value (£): 1.500€

Proyectos de Excelencia, Junta de Andalucía, Spain, SADCON (TEP-375) Autonomous distributed systems for environmental conservation. Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC., IPs: A. Ollero; M. Ferrer., Grant value (£): 151160 €

Sociedad Española de Ornitología (SEO-Birdlife)., Impacto de la fragmentación del hábitat sobre la avifauna esteparia en la provincia de Almería, España., IP: M Mulero Pazmany., Grant value (£): 3000€

Secretaría de Estado de educación y formación. Subd. Gral de Becas., Beca 23047 para Master Universitario en Dirección de Empresas., Margarita Mulero Pazmany, Grant value (£): 1159€, Duration of research project: 1