WHO we are2018-11-29T11:21:48+00:00

WHO we are

The SUPERA team

4 universities, 2 funding organizations and 2 expert partners from 6 European countries. Different backgrounds and experiences and a common commitment to pursue meaningful advancements towards gender equality: this is the SUPERA team!

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) – Coordinator
UCM is one of the largest Universities in Spain and indeed Europe. It has a vast academic offer in social sciences, humanities and STEM degrees and extensive experience as a partner, evaluator and expert in European projects regarding gender policies and structural change.
UCM will be in charge of project management and coordination, and will also lead the development of a framework for the implementation of gender equality plans.


Università degli Studi di Cagliari (Italy)
UNICA is  the largest  university in Sardinia and has extensive experience in taking part in international research programmes. UNICA will lead the project Communication, engagement and sustainability work package, in order to give visibility to the activities, share contents and experiences with the internal and external audiences, create a sense of belonging among project stakeholders and contribute to a lasting change of attitudes.
UNICA will also implement a tailored gender equality plan.

Közép-európai Egyetem | Central European University (Hungary)
CEU is an internationally recognized non‐state post graduate educational institution in the sphere of social sciences and humanities, and one of the most densely international universities in the world. CEU will develop a gender equality plan and also lead the preliminary gender analysis and baseline assessment.

Centro de Estudos Sociais (Portugal)
CES is a research unit of the University of Coimbra, with extensive experience in the analysis of the integration of gender dimension in science and research. CES has also vast experience in the design of methodologies and tools for gender equality mainstreaming of policies, processes and practices. CES will implement a tailored gender equality plan.

Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (Spain)
Within MICIU, the State Secretariat for Research, Development and Innovation is responsible for scientific and technical research, development and innovation policies in Spain. The Women and Science Unit is responsible for gender mainstreaming in science, technology and innovation in Spain. MICIU, through SEIDI and the State Research Agency, will lead the development of a framework for GEP actions in research-funding organizations. MICIU will work closely in SUPERA with the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology.

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna (Italy)
RAS and, in particular, the “Centro Regionale di Programmazione” (CRP, Regional Programming Centre) play a leading role in the management of funds from EU programmes. As a regional public body, CRP is the planning office for regional policies, and directly manages regional research and innovation funds in the Sardinia region. RAS will develop a gender equality plan as a research-funding organization.

Fondation nationale des sciences politiques (France)
SCIENCES PO will lead an impartial monitoring and GEP progress evaluation, developing a methodology for objective monitoring and assessment, drawing on its experience in conducting policy evaluation and achieving structural changes for gender equality in research and academia.

Yellow Window (Belgium)
YW is a multi‐disciplinary consultancy specializing in product, service and policy design, with considerable expertise in the fields of gender equality and social innovation. YW will lead capacity-building, training and support activities, providing technical support and mobilising its design expertise to facilitate the institutional transformation process in all organizations involved in the implementation of GEPs.

International advisory board

The SUPERA international advisory board is made up of scholars and policymakers with considerable field expertise in topics such as gender statistics, data mining, assistance to the victims of sexual harassment and gender‐based violence, gender equality and diversity policies in complex organizations, concepts and methods for researching the impact of gender diversity on research performance.

Jörg Müller, Open University of Catalonia (ES). He is senior researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute in Barcelona, where he participates in the Gender and ICT research program. He obtained his PhD in Communications from the European Graduate School in Switzerland, and holds a degree in Sociology and Computer Science from the Free‐University in Berlin, Germany. He has been an expert advisor to the European Commission’s Research and Innovation DG. His research interests include practice-based approach to gender (in)equality, especially in relation to the evaluation of professional knowledge, and data-intensive research methods within social sciences. He coordinated the FP7 project GenPORT and is currently coordinator of GEDII, funded under Horizon 2020. In SUPERA, Jörg Müller is the chair of the advisory board.

Anne‐Laure Humbert, Global Centre for Gender and Leadership at Cranfield Management School (UK). Anne‐Laure Humbert is a researcher with extensive experience in the area of women and gender issues in the economy and society, with special reference to work and organizations, entrepreneurship and work‐life balance. She is an expert in the application of advanced quantitative methods of comparative social and economic analysis. From 2012 to 2015 she was Gender Expert (Research, Statistics, Indices) at the European Institute for Gender Equality, where she actively contributed to developing the EIGE’s Gender Equality Index.

Nicole Huyghe, Boobook (BE). A Bio‐engineer (University of Ghent) with a Master’s degree in Applied statistics (University of California at Berkeley), in 2002 she founded Boobook after spending five years in the market research industry in London and a few years at Procter & Gamble in Brussels. Boobook is a small but dynamic and innovative analytical consultancy firm, focusing on the better use of data to support improved decision‐making.

Miguel Lorente, University of Granada (ES). Full Professor at the Department of Legal Medicine, Toxicology and Physical Anthropology, he is also Secretary for Equality and Conciliation at the University of Granada. He was formerly General Director for Legal Aid to Victims of violence at the regional ministry of Justice of Andalusia. In 2008‐2011 Lorente was appointed the Government’s delegate for gender‐based violence, attached to the Ministry of Gender Equality. He has extensively published on gender‐based violence, bioethics and DNA analysis, and regularly writes on these issues in the daily newspaper El País.

Jean‐Michel Monnot, All Inclusive (FR). Founder of All Inclusive, a consultancy agency working with major companies on developing gender and diversity strategies, until 2016 he was Vice President for Group Diversity & Inclusion at Sodexo, the world’s 18th largest employer. In this role, he greatly contributed to the group’s advancements in promoting gender parity (ranking 1st among the top‐100 French companies for women’s access to leadership). Sodexo received the Catalyst award in 2012 and ranked 1st in the annual ranking of Diversity Inc in 2013. He was appointed a member of the French High Gender Equality Council in 2016.

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