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Scholarly biography

Barbara has a PhD in Bibliometrics from the University of Extremadura (Spain) and developed within SCImago research group. She has led the Bibliometrics Service at the University of Leeds and she has been a Postdoctoral researcher in Data Analytics and Scientometrics at the Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico). Her scientific production mainly focuses on factors influencing research productivity, citation flows and mappings on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Research interests

  • Citation analysis
  • Research collaboration
  • Mappings of scientific landscape
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Factors influencing scientific productivity
  • Predatory publishing and questionable research practices

Approach to teaching

Active and collaborative learning. Inclusive academic practice.

Investigating cutting-edge pedagogies, such as the pedagogy of gratitude, learning through wonder that inspires curiosity, inquiry, and discovery, and equity-oriented pedagogy that seeks out more equitable approaches to enhance learning for all.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Extremadura

12 Sep 200612 Dec 2012

Award Date: 12 Dec 2012

Master, Complutense University

15 Jan 200611 Sep 2007

Award Date: 11 Sep 2007

Bachelor, University of Extremadura

16 Sep 200122 Jun 2006

Award Date: 22 Jun 2006

External positions

Dissertation supervisor at the Information School, University of Sheffield

2 Jan 2023 → …


  • Z665 Library Science. Information Science
  • Bibliometrics
  • Scientometrics
  • Informetrics
  • Data Analytics
  • Bibliometric indicators
  • HA Statistics
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • ZA4450 Databases


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