International Expert Lab

The TUI works with a global set of experts, who aim at advising the organisation in its multiple projects. World-wide, it counts with an interdisciplinary expert group that advises it on implementing time policies at the regional level. More specifically, their role is to foster cross-sectoral work in areas such as health, sustainability, (gender) equality, and productivity.

Javier Albares Tendero

Sleep Medicine Doctor. Clinical Neurophisiology

Javier Albares Tendero

“One of the main consequences of our society’s current schedules is chronic sleep deprivation, which has significant repercussions for our health, a real public health problem. Better use of time, with rational schedules that allow the opportunity to get the necessary hours of sleep, is essential to change this situation and achieve a freer and healthier society.”

Jean-Yves Boulin

Sociologist, specialised on work and employment, time use and regulations issues and on time policies. Associate researcher IRISSO -University Paris Dauphine

Jean-Yves Boulin

He started working on time issues especially through international comparisons of collective bargaining and regulations. Noting the importance of articulations with other social times, he has looked at the interactions between (evolutive) working time structures on one side and time use issues on the other side. He has also researched on the social organisation of time and local time policies.

Jonathan Israel Gershuny

Economic sociologist; time diary applications from National Accounts to public health

Jonathan Israel Gershuny

He put the basis for the Multinational Time Use Study, (MTUS) and the Harmonised European Time Use Study (HETUS). In 2003, he set up the Centre for Time Use Research (CTUR) at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), Essex University (where he was the Director of ISER and the Principle Investigator of the British Household Panel Study). CTUR followed him, first to Oxford in 2006, and then to UCL in 2019.

Erik Herzog

Neuroscientist, specializing in circadian rhythms in mammals

Erik Herzog

He is the Viktor Hamburger Professor of Arts and Sciences at Washington University, past President of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, founder and Co-Director of the WU ENDURE Program, and Faculty Coordinator of St. Louis Neuroscience Outreach. His lab has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles on topics including daily rhythms in pregnancy and its relevance to preterm birth and circadian rhythms in astrocytes and astrocytoma cells and how this impacts their sensitivity to intercellular signalling and chemotherapeutics.

Elizabeth B. Klerman

Research physician interested in sleep and circadian rhythms

Elizabeth B. Klerman

She is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a Research Investigator at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has also received research support from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, other Federal agencies and industry, and authored more than 90 peer reviewed articles and reviews.

Ticia Luengo Hendriks

Better time use advocate

Ticia Luengo Hendriks

Multi-passionate entrepreneur and advocate in a variety of fields including time use, giftedness, children’s rights, and educational reform. With a background in biology, a Masters in Social & Organisational psychology and 20 years experience in ICT and business consultancy, she co-funded Betere Tijden and the International Alliance for Natural Time, among other movements on natural time.

Giulio Quaggiotto

Strategic innovation specialist

Giulio Quaggiotto

Former Head of UNDP's Strategic Innovation Unit. He is an MIT Research Associate with a focus on lead user innovation and an Honorary Fellow with UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. He worked at Nesta, Climate KIC and the World Bank, among others. Through his work with governments globally and in the development sector, Giulio has developed a keen interest in time use policies and how they can help foster innovation in the public sector.

Pedro M. Rey-Araújo

Political economist, specialsed on time use and temporal rhythms

Pedro M. Rey-Araújo

He is a political economist currently based at the University of Santiago de Compostela, specially interested in temporal dynamics in capitalist labour markets; the distribution of paid and unpaid activities over the population; and the analysis of social rhythms of activity. Previously, I have been a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre of Time-Use Research, at University College London (UCL).

Will Stronge

Director of research and working time consultant

Will Stronge

Co-director of Autonomy, an independent think tank focusing on issues relating to the future of work and four-day weeks. He has run various pilots of shorter working hours in different kinds of organisations.

Mariluz Vega Ruiz

Labour law Specialist. Former ILO official

Mariluz Vega Ruiz

Labour Lawyer and Spanish Labour Inspector. I have worked in working time policies and law since I joined the ILO in 1989. Being involved in several relates studies, she have produce scientific articles on working time regulations. As coordinator of the ILO Future of work initiative, she was closely involved in a new ILO focus on working time. In 2022, she was involved in the preparation of the draft for a new law on time use for Spain.

Conny Bergé

Independent expert in public affairs and activist

Conny Bergé

Since 1968 she has been working in the non-profit sector, always based on scientific data and supplemented. She founded or co-founded different movements on gender equality (MVM), school time for children (Time for School), and natural time movements (Betere Tijden). Among other activities, she published governmental advice reports as special gender and time expert for the National Emancipation Council .

Ignacio Buqueras y Bach

President and founder of ARHOE, Comisión Nacional Horarios (National Comission for Timetables)

Ignacio Buqueras y Bach

Entrepreneur. Academic. PhD in Information Sciences. Economist. President-Founder and Honorary President of ARHOE, the Spanish National Commission for the Rationalization of Time. Author of “Tiempo al Tiempo”, Planeta, 2006; “Let’s stop wasting time”, LID 2018, co-author; and “Dame tempo”, SM, 2019, co-author.

Diego Golombek

Chronobiologist

Diego Golombek

Diego Golombek studied biology at the University of Buenos Aires and got and obtained a PhD at the School of Medicine studying the neurochemistry of circadian rhythms in mammals. He is currently Plenary Professor at the University of San Andrés, Full Professor at the National University of Quilmes (UNQ) and Superior Investigator at the National Research Council. He recently created the Interdisciplinary Lab for the Study of Time at the University of Andrés.

Carl Honoré

Author and voice of the Slow Movement

Carl Honoré

He has spent the last 20 years promoting the Slow Movement. Its core idea is the need to use time more wisely.

Camilla Kring

M.Sc. in Engineering, PhD in Work-Life Balance, author and expert in applied chronobiology

Camilla Kring

She is specialised in creating flexible work cultures that support our differences in family constellations, work forms and biological rhythms. In 2006, she founded B-Society, with the mission to increase the quality of life and productivity of B-persons (late chronotypes) by creating later starting times in schools and workplaces. The B-Society has members in 50 countries.

Ulrich Mückenberger

Professor of law, specialised on labour law and political science

Ulrich Mückenberger

Director of Time Policy Lab at Hamburg University since 1996, German Directors of “Eurexcter” (first German Time Bureau 1997), Co-Founder and President of the German Association of Time Policies, from 2002. Author of five time policy-monographs and ca 20 articles.

Gonzalo Pin Arboledas

Pediatrician, specialised on pediatric sleep medicine

Gonzalo Pin Arboledas

Pediatrician expert in sleep medicine. Principal investigator in more than 10 multidisciplinary research projects on sleep and its influence on health and quality of life in child/adolescents. Coordinator for more than 15 years of the Sleep Unit and the Sleep and Chronobiology Working Group of the Spanish Pediatric Association.

Till Roenneberg

Chronobiologist and sleep researcher

Till Roenneberg

He is professor emeritus at the Medical School of the LMU Munich and currently President of the World Federation of Societies for Chronobiology (WFSC), and former President of the European Society for Rhythms Research (EBRS). He has initiated and directed several large national and international research networks and projects on chronobiology and received several international research prizes.

Oriel Sullivan

Sociologist & Demographer studying inequality & the social experience of time · Social science, Labour relations

Oriel Sullivan

Professor of Sociology of Gender in the Institute of Social Research, UCL, and Co-Director of the ESRC-funded Centre for Time Use Research, home of the Multinational Time Use Study. She was jointly responsible for the UK 2014-15 Harmonised European Time Use Survey and the UK Millenium Cohort age 14 diary. Her research focuses on the analysis of changing gender relations and inequalities, informed by cross-national trends in housework and childcare time.

Boróka Bó

Sociologist & Demographer studying inequality & the social experience of time

Boróka Bó

She examines when, how and why time scarcity emerges — along with the ways in which it is shaped by social network, neighbourhood and sociodemographic characteristics — in order to delineate the mechanisms linking sociotemporal disparities and inequalities in well-being.

Analía Verónica Calero

Economist specialized on labour market and time use

Analía Verónica Calero

She is currently working at the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses of Argentina (INDEC), at the National Bureau of Living Conditions, where the first National Survey of Time Use (ENUT 2021) was designed. Having worked at the Argentinian Ministry for Economy, she has been an active researcher in time use and IATUR. She has presented several conferences on the relation between time and poverty.

John de Graaf

Filmmaker and author, founder of Take back your time

John de Graaf

He has been interested in the issue of shorter work-time since the 1970s. Co-founder of the organisation “Take Back your Time”, he was also consultant on Time Use to the government of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness project in 2013. He drafted both national and state paid holiday legislation in the US and Washington State. He has published several articles on shorted working time and produced some documentaries on time use.

Gonzalo Iparraguirre

Anthropologist, specialised on temporalities, development imaginaries and political interventions.

Gonzalo Iparraguirre

Interested in studying “time” from a cross-disciplinary approach for twenty years. Author of different studies on time, he approaches to it through Western and indigenous temporalities — a concept based on ethnographic research comparing native temporality with hegemonic-western temporality. He also constructed an ethnographic methodology for studying temporality, spatiality, and social rhythms in different cultural contexts, called “cultural rhythms”.

Joana Levy

Practitioner of time policies, in charge of public innovation (questioning the uses of agents, services, and public spaces)

Joana Levy

She was responsible for a time office in a city for 4 years, leading “innovative” projects taking into account temporalities (articulation of life times, developments, mobility, nightlife policy), but not only. She specialised in the methodology of public service design and improvement of services to users.

Jordi Quoidbach

Professor of Behavioural Science, research on time use and happiness.

Jordi Quoidbach

His research explores the bidirectional relationship between choice and happiness. In particular, he is interested in understanding how people’s current happiness—and other emotional states—shape their time use decisions, and how people’s everyday decisions about how to spend their time profoundly shape their happiness.

Natalia Ramírez Bustamante

Sociolegal scholar specialized on work, gender and employment discrimination

Natalia Ramírez Bustamante

She has participated in research on time use in Colombia and carried out qualitative use on time use of care taking and non care taking women in Bogotá.

María de los Ángeles Rol de Lama

Chronobiologist

María de los Ángeles Rol de Lama

PhD (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and Lecturer on Physiology at the University of Murcia (Department of Physiology). Her current research as CronoLab co-director is mainly focussed on circadian rhythm impairment (or chronodisruption), with the aim of identifying its causes (including synchronization between internal-social and environmental times) and minimizing its potential impact on health (as it is a risk factor for several life-threatening conditions).

Ana Tribín

Public Policy Specialist at UNDP

Ana Tribín

Research in time use, care, and domestic work.
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