I graduated in Biology at the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, and received my PhD in Prehistory from the University of Perpignan in 2002. In 2004, I completed a postdoc at the American Museum of Natural History and in 2005, I was awarded a fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation at the Universität Hamburg (Germany). I was appointed ICREA Junior Researcher (2007 to 2012) at the Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social and since 2013, I am ICREA Research Professor at the same institution. I am principal investigador of a coordinated research project on Neanderthal behaviour and paleoecology funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. I also participate in various national and international projects (Palarq, ERC). I have supervised five PhD theses and five Master thesis. To date, I have published 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals (first author in 48 of them) of which 64% in Q1 journals.