Ismael Ràfols is a research fellow at Ingenio (CSIC-UPV, València), visiting professor at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University and associate faculty at SPRU (Univ. Sussex, Brighton), where he worked from 2004 to 2012. He investigates how to develop more plural and inclusive uses of S&T indicators for informing evaluation, funding and research strategies. He is currently working on ‘responsive metrics’ (Leiden Manifesto), with a focus on inclusiveness, and priority setting in science using research portfolios analysis.
He has received an MSc in Science and Technology Policy from SPRU (Sussex), a BSc in Physics from the Univ. Barcelona, a PhD in biophysics from Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan). In between academic positions, he has worked on international cooperation in Oxfam (1994) and the City Council of Barcelona (2003-04).