Board President (2015-2019). She has a Doctorate and Masters in Development Studies (University of East Anglia, UK) and postdoctoral experience researching the development of emerging knowledge communities (CEIICH-UNAM, Mexico). Patricia has collaborated on applied research projects covering such topics as network analysis and shared resources, management for development results, emerging communities of local knowledge, and participatory evaluation in co-operation for development projects in Latin America, Europe and the Maghreb.  She is scientific advisor to interdisciplinary research projects in the Mexican and Spanish public and private sectors. Secretary of the International Association of Sociology’s (ISA) Research Committee on Sociocybernetics (RC51), and is a faculty member at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) were she teaches at graduate and posgraduate level.  She is member of the National Sistem of Researchers (SNI) granted by the National Council of Science and Technology in Mexico (CONACYT). She has spoken at numerous international conferences and symposia in the UK, Poland, Sweden, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Mexico.