I am a Ramón y Cajal Researcher (tenure-track research professorship) at the Department of English Philology, University of Murcia. I am also a member of the Red Hen Lab, an international consortium for research into multimodal communication. Starting April 2019, I am an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Quantitative Linguistics at the University of Tübingen, hosted by Professor Harald Baayen. I am also PI of the Spanish National Grant (Knowledge-Generation Program): Creativity and cognition in the expression of time across modalities (CREATIME).

I have been a EURIAS fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, an FBBVA Leonardo Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the AHRC project History of Distributed Cognition, University of Edinburgh, a postdoctoral fellow at the Classics Faculty of the University of Oxford (Emotions: The Greek ParadigmERC AdG to A. Chaniotis), and a Linguistics-Poetics Tandem Fellow (FRIAS: German Excellence Initiative) at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies. I was also a Marie Curie Fellow at the universities of Murcia, Case Western Reserve, California San Diego, and Oxford.

I have been the supervisor (50% weight in the evaluation, my rating was 50/50) of two successful Juan de la Cierva fellowship applications (Spain's national postdoctoral scheme). I have also been the supervisor of one Marie Curie Individual Fellowship.

My publications appear in linguistics, communication, poetics, cognitive science, or classics journals: e.g. Language and Communication, Pragmatics and Cognition, Language and LiteraturePsychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, The American Journal of Philology. I have also published chapters in edited volumes in de Gruyter, John Benjamins, or Oxford University Press. I co-edited Oral Poetics and Cognitive Science in de Gruyter. I have given around 80 talks at international conferences or workshops, almost half of them as a guest speaker, and organized numerous international conferences, workshops, and panels.

I have won literary awards and a prize for the dissemination of science and the humanities. I have taught discourse and communication, modern Greek, and cognitive linguistics at the undergraduate and graduate level. I was an English teacher at secondary school for seven years. I have published some literary works, including my first children's novel (Narval Editores).

My PhD and BA+MA in Classics and my BA+MA in English are from the University of Murcia, and I also hold a Master of Arts in Classics from the University of London, University College London.