Senior Lecturer at Universidad Pablo de Olavide, de Sevilla (ES) where he heads the Area of Physical Geography. Holds a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Ulster, in the UK. His research career has focused on environmental sciences of coastal areas and has contributed to various projects on coastal management. As Work Package leader, has led projects of the EU FP7 such as PEGASO or MEDINA both with extensive consortia as well as Civil Protection programs such as ECOSHAZ or FloodCBA that dealt with the economics of risk management in flood events and coastal hazards. He coordinated the Educom@Med EU funded International Master in Coastal Management for the Mediterranean. In terms of University management, he has been Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and have been Director of three Official Master Programmes and one PhD Programme in the field of Geography and Territorial Planning. He is Life-time Member of the Coastal Education and Research Foundation (USA), and Associate Editor for the Journal of Coastal Research (USA) his publication record includes over 150 papers.