Professor Carballo joined WMU in February 2018. She holds the Nippon Foundation Chair of Maritime Labour Law and Policy.

Prior to joining WMU she worked at the Universities of Vigo and Santiago de Compostela in Spain, where she developed her expertise in private international law, international litigation, international insolvency and maritime law. Professor Carballo received a PhD in civil procedure law from the University of Santiago de Compostela and a PhD in private international law from the University of Vigo, where she won the Extraordinary Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertation. She is admitted to practice as a lawyer and has worked as a deputy judge in Spain. 

As a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, she has specialized in international maritime labour law being her research published in 2015 by Springer at the Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs Collection edited by the International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs at the Hamburg University. On account of her expertise, she has been a leading member of a government-funded Research Network on Labour, Maritime and Law of the Sea issues based in Spain, but involving researchers across Europe and Latin America. 

Professor Carballo has published in a number of international journals in English, German, Italian and Spanish. She has been visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law, Columbia Law School, the Institute of European and Comparative Law at Oxford University and UNCITRAL, and she has taught in a number of institutions in Europe and Latin America such as the Hague Academy of International Law, the Universities of Antioquia and  Medellín in Colombia and the Central University of Venezuela.  

Her main area of research is international maritime labour law, in particular maritime employment, living and working conditions, seafarers´ identity documents, collective relations, and corporate social responsibility.