I got my PhD in the University of Valencia (Spain) where I became a Lecturer 1996. In 2000 I moved to the University of Hull as a postdoc, where in 2004 I got an Advanced NERC Fellowship. I have been a lecturer at Hull since 2013. My research interests centre around evolutionary biology, including the phylogeography and population structure of aquatic invertebrates to asexual reproduction and diapausing egg banks. I also research on the genomics of sexual systems and sex chromosomes in Notostraca.