05I was born on the island of Menorca in 1976 and studied Sociology in the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) graduating in 1998. I continued my studies with a Doctorate Training programme in Human Geography at the same university, where I developed my interests in cultural geography and tourism. I pursue this interests through an ESRC funded PhD at the University of Durham. My doctoral research on mass tourism was supervised by Mike Crang and included ethnographical fieldwork in hotels and beaches in the island of Menorca.

After completing my PhD in 2004, I worked as a lecturer in human geography at the University of Exeter before joining the University of Sunderland in 2007 as lecturer in Tourism. At Sunderland I took up several roles including Research Cluster leader. I arrived at Northumbria University in October 2015 to take up a Senior Lectureship in Human Geography.

I am a member of the Menorca Research Institute where I coordinate a tourism research network. I regularly write political commentary in the Menorca newspaper and also in Vilaweb.cat and laltramirada.cat. My personal interests include capoeira, hill walking, Catalan literature and world cinema.