Holder of a PhD in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid and in Canonical Law from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome, 1995). She has undertaken teaching a research tasks both in Spain and in Italy. She has published various books and articles in the area of Marriage and Family Law. She joined the IESF in 2005 as a researcher, and worked on various research projects. She is currently directing the Chair for Intergenerational Solidarity in the Family (the Banco Santander IsFamily Chair), set up in 2013 by the Institute for Advanced Family Studies. She is also in charge of the Joaquim Molins Figueras Room for Family Policies. She is also a lecturer in Canonical Matrimonial Law and Ecclesiastic State Law in the UIC’s Faculty of Law .
Assistant Director Research
She obtained her Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Milan. She has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family from the University of Navarra and also a Doctorate in Humanities from the UIC. She wrote her thesis on trying to achieve a work-life balance. She joined the IESF in 2013. She is also currently the Coordinator of the Online Postgraduate Degree in Marriage, Education and Family (e-MEF) and the Coordinator of the IsFamily Chair. Her field of research is ethics applied in various fields. The family, work, companies. Among her publications the following one should be highlighted: Conciliación trabajo-familia: una perspectiva relacional She is a full-time lecturer in the UIC, where she teaches Social Thought and Sociology.
Assistant Director Teaching
M. Pilar Lacorte Tierz
Ms Tierz holds a degree in law from the University of Zaragoza. She is a lawyer who specialises in family-related issues. She has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family in the University of Navarra. She joined the IESF in 2005, and was involved in designing the Postgraduate Degree in marriage and Family Education programme. She has been a Coordinator and tutor on this Postgraduate programme from the beginning.
Assistant Director Family Guidance
Javier Vidal-Quadras Trías de Bes
Mr Vidal-Quadras has been the Assistant Director of the IESF since 2005. He is a lawyer and a co-founder of Amat & Vidal-Quadras solicitors, where he exercices his profession. He is the General Secretary of the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), a federation which has been awarded with a General Consultative Status by the UN, and Vice-president of the FERT Association, in Barcelona, dedicated to Family Guidance. He is the author of two educational books: Después de amar te amaré on love in marriage and Un paseo en bicicleta por la vida which deals with the issue education in feelings, as well as three works of fiction.
Director of the Observatory on Family Policies
Consuelo León Llorente
Holding a degree in Journalism and a Doctorate from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) with a thesis on the Factors of success in the implementation of work-life balance policies in Spanish companies. She has published various books, among which the following stand out La ambición femenina. Cómo reconciliar trabajo y familia written along with another lecturer, Nuria Chinchilla. She was a researcher in the ICWF (International Centre for Work and Family) in the IESE business school. She is currently the Director of the Observatory on Family Policies and responsible for communication in the IESF. As a specialist in the areas of a work-life balance she is also a member of the IESF’s IsFamily Chair.
Secretary of the Institute of Advanced Family Studies (IESF)
Holder of a Degree in Business Administration and Management from the UIC, she has held positions as an Operations Manager and a Research Assistant in the IESE Business School. She has taken on various roles in the UIC since 2006, initially in the Faculty of Dentistry as a student coordinator. In 2007 she took a position in Student Services, organising cultural, sports-related and social events for the university community as well as attending to students and helping them apply for cooperation grants.
She is currently in charge of managing administrative tasks and postgraduate courses in the IESF.
Ignasi de Bofarull
He has a degree in History and geography from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona for which he received a special distinction. He has worked as a Bacchalaureate teacher, making it compatible with the task of being a Family Guidance officer, in which he has specialised in the subject of family leisure time. He has written various books and articles on this subject in specialised journals. Since 2006 he has been working with the IESF, as a researcher. He is a lecturer in Family Sociology in the Faculty of Education in the UIC and has been an adjunct lecturer in this subject since 2013. His lines of research focus on the resilience of family in the face of the various life cycles and agents in the contemporary world.
Dr Camps has a degree in Geography and History from the University of Barcelona, and a PhD in Education from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. He has been working as a Researcher in the Institute for Advanced Family Studies since 2005. He has cooperated on the implementation of Equality Plans in schools, and has presented papers on single-gender education at various international conferences. In 2010 he published a book summarising his research in these fields. He is currently Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Education in the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, where he teaches Social Psychology and Educational Psychology.
Dr Verdera has a degree in History and Geography from the University of Barcelona. She has a PhD from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. Her thesis was on education on rules and order. She is currently a Family Psychology lecturer and is studying towards a doctorate in the UIC. She is the author of two educational books: Los dos años: una edad decisiva M. Teresa Rodo Foundation and Educar: preparando para la vida. She has also written about competence-based education for children as the foundation for an organised proposal between the family and the school .
Master in Political Science (1998) and Doctor in Sociology and Social Research Methodology at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milano (2006). Francesco Marcaletti has been a research associate in the Department of Sociology at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milano and a member of Steering Committee of WWELL Research Centre (welfare, labor, business, lifelong learning). Since 2016 he joined at the Institute of Advanced Family Studies as researcher associated of Santander IsFamily Solidarity Chair. He has a lot of publications about several impacts of the demographic change at social and economics levels.