He holds a Law Degree with Honours (1997) and a Doctorate of Law, also with a Special Prize (1999) from the University of Oviedo. Between 2001 and 2008 he was a Senior Lecturer in Ecclesiastical Law at the UAH, and since 2008 he has been a Full Professor in the same field at the University. He is the author of more than ninety publications in his specialist field and has led or participated in nine projects with public funding. He is currently involved in two projects on management of religious diversity in urban areas. He has been Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law, Assistant University Ombudsman and President of the Quality Assurance and Teaching Committee of the Faculty of Law, as well as Visiting Lecturer at the Universities of Florence, Milan, Cardiff and Paris XI, Academic Associate Member of the Centre for Law and Religion at the University of Cardiff, and a Researcher at the centre "Droit et sociétés religieuses. Faculté Jean Monnet, Université Paris Sud”, Researcher at the “Centre PRISME, Société, Droit et Religion en Europe, Université de Strasbourg” and the “Centre Nacional de la Recherche Scientifique”, and Secretary of the European Consortium for Church and State Research, founded in Milan in 1989. He was awarded the Arturo Carlo Jemolo Prize in 2006 (University of Turin), he was first runner-up in the Victoria Kent Award 2007 (Ministry of Interior) and the won the University of Alcalá Prize for Young Researchers in 2007. He was previously Secretary General of the University and the President's Deputy for Sponsorship.