Dr Raquel Fernández SánchezDirector of the Routes WM Consortium / Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, School of Languages and Social Sciences Aston University
After graduating with a BA in History of Art and an MA in Latin American Studies at the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), Raquel moved to the University of Exeter where she spent seven years teaching at the Hispanic Studies Department while completing her PhD. In 2004 she moved to Aston University, to set up the Spanish programme at the School of Languages and Social Sciences.
At Aston she has taught language and content modules and has performed several other academic roles, from Head of Spanish to Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching - the post which she has held since 2014. She has been a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since July 2014 and Director of the Routes into Languages West Midlands Consortium since February 2015. She has also completed the Aurora Leadership programme for women in Higher Education.