Public profile Imma Tubella Casadevall
President of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) since 13 December 2005, Chair in Communication at the UOC, she has PhD in Social Sciences, with a thesis entitled Comunicació i identitat. El cas de Televisió de Catalunya (Communication and Identity. The Case of Televisió de Catalunya), and is Professor of Communications in the University's Audiovisual Communications Faculty.
Currently, she is a member, among others, of the Catalan Advisory Board to Telefónica; the FUNDACC Foundation, the Communications and Culture Barometer, and the Board of Trustees of Pompeu Fabra University's Barcelona Media Foundation. She is also on the jury for Catalonia's National Radio and TV Awards and the RAC (Catalan Radio Association) Awards.
While never abandoning her research work into communication and identity, over the last six years, she co-led, alongside Dr Manuel Castells, the Project Internet Catalonia research programme which included 10 projects and the collaboration of 66 researchers.
She has published numerous books and articles, of which the following stand out: La transició a la Societat Xarxa (The Transition to the Network Society), with M. Castells, et al., Ariel, 2007; Televisió i Internet: la guerra de les pantalles (Television and Internet: Screen Wars), in collaboration with C. Tabernero and V. Dwyer, Ariel, 2007, and Capgirant la Universitat: Accions per al future proper (Flipping the University: Actions for a Near Future), with B. Gros, et al., Editorial UOC 2011.
See the complete biography at http://rectora.uoc.edu/portal/english/rectora/curriculum/index.html