Gema is working as a Research Digital Librarian at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) and as a Associated Professor at Universitat de Barcelona. She is a strong advocate of open education and she works to implement measures that promote it. In particular, she is the reference person for actions on Open Educational Resources (OER).
She holds a Ph.D in Information Science and Communication and a Master’s Degree in the Information and Knowledge Society. Her doctoral thesis discusses the development and reuse of open educational resources in HigherEducation.
She chairs the EMPOWER Knowledge Resources expert group within the EADTU university network and coordinates the open learning resource activities organised by the Repositories Working Group within the REBIUN university network. She also is member of the Research Centre in Information, Communication and Culture (CR-ICC) and the SPARC- Europe's OER Librarian European Network.
Finally, she has participated, as a researcher, in two National R+D+I Plans for Fundamental Research project -both focused on Open Access- and she has some scientific publications about her research interests: OER, Open Education, Open Science, Repositories, Information Retrieval and Digital libraries.