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THE TEAM

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PhD in Philosophy from the University of Salamanca and Associate Professor at the University of León in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy. His research work focuses on the study of higher education in different fields such as research assessment, institutional evaluation and quality assurance and the relationship between training and employment. He has also held management positions at different institutional and government levels.

Main researcher

Dr. Javier Vidal

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Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy at University of León. PhD in Psychology and Educational Sciences (2013). She has been awarded three extraordinary achievement awards in Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees. Her main topics of research focus on Higher Education and attention to diversity. She is currently the coordinator of the Bachelor in Primary Education. She has participated in several projects financed by the European Commission and collaborated as a consultant with the World Bank.

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Dra. camino ferreira

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Assistant-lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy at the University of León. PhD candidate in the doctoral program of Educational Psychology and Educational Sciences. His research focuses on school dropout and academic performance during the transition from Primary to Secondary Education. He was granted a predoctoral contract from the Ministry of Education to carry out his thesis within the University Teacher Training Programme (FPU). He collaborates with the Agency for the Quality of the University System of Castilla y León (ACSUCYL), in the evaluation of master's and doctoral programs. He has received an extraordinary achievement degree award (2009).

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Dr. diego gonzález

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Researcher in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy and doctoral student in the program of Educational Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of León. She currently has a predoctoral fellowship contract awarded by the regional government in Castilla y León, co-financed by the European Social Fund, to carry out her doctoral thesis. Her thesis focuses on the transition from Pre-primary Education to Primary Education, and its influence on the initial and in-service training of teachers.

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alba gonzález

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Permanent University Lecturer in the area of Nursing at the University of León. She is a nurse and Social and Cultural Anthropologist. She is doctoral student in the Educational Psychology and Educational Sciences program at the University of León. Her main lines of research focus on the field of nursing teaching, including both teaching innovation and clinical simulation in Health Sciences. She is coordinator of the teaching innovation group (CUIDAs) at the University of León and member of the National Clinical Simulation working group of the Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine.

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Ana Vázquez

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PhD student in the doctoral program on Educational Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of León. The main topic of her thesis is the study of mediation in educational contexts, through her professional practice as a mediator in conflicts and counselor for educational communities.

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MARÍA FUERTES

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Estudiante del Programa de doctorado en Psicología Educativa y Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de León. Magister en Psicología Clínica y diplomado en Innovación en la Docencia para la Educación Superior. Su línea de investigación se centra en el estudio del bienestar y satisfacción vital como mediadores del rendimiento académico en estudiantes universitarios. En la actualidad se desempeña como Docente en diferentes Universidades de Chile.

Colaborador del grupo

Gerardo Riffo

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Associate Professor at the University of León in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy. She is currently coordinator of the Master's Degree in Research in Psychology and Educational Sciences. She has collaborated as an advisor of the Directorate General of Universities and of the European Commission in the Strategy of Modernisation of Higher Education. Her research focuses on higher education, specifically on the guidance and support of university students, on the relationship between training and employment, and on the third mission of universities.

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Dra. María José Vieira

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Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy at University of León. He has a degree in Educational Psychology and in Social Work. In 2013 he obtained his doctorate in Psychology and Educational Sciences. During the last few years, he has worked as lecturer in the School of Social Work and at the Faculty of Education at University of León. His main lines of research focus on higher education employability and quality assurance. He has participated in several projects financed by the European Commission.

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DR. agustín rodríguez

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PhD in Psychology and Education Sciences. Associate Professor in the Department of General Didactics, Specific and Theory of Education at University of León. She is currently the Director of this Department. 
Her research focuses on inclusive education, teacher training, quality of education and teaching innovation methodologies. She has participated in several projects financed by the European Commission related to virtual teaching and learning by competences.

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Dra. ana rosa arias

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Researcher in the area of Research Methods and Diagnosis in Education and doctoral student in the program of Educational Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of León. She currently has a predoctoral fellowship contract awarded by the University of León Research Programme. She has received an extraordinary achievement award in Master's degree (2016). Her main lines of research focus on educational guidance and training in innovation and entrepreneurship in Primary Education.

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Sara González

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PhD student in the doctoral program on Educational Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of León. The main topic of his thesis is the impact of the Programme for International Student Assessment on society. He has received an extraordinary achievement award in Master’s degree (2013). He is currently working as a teacher with students with special needs at a school of the city of León.

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héctor gonzález

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PhD Cum Laude in Pedagogy, Degree in Pedagogy with extraordinary prize and Diploma in Social Education by the Pontifical University of Salamanca. She is a career civil servant as a Secondary Education Teacher and she has held positions as director of the Educational and Psychopedagogical Guidance Team, head of the Guidance Department and Advisor for Attention to Diversity in the Provincial Directorate of Education of León. She is currently an educational counsellor at the Educational Guidance Team in León. Guest lecturer in the Master of Educational Orientation at the Pontifical University of Salamanca in and associate lecturer at the University of Leon. 

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Dra. BEATRIZ MAYO

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Doctor en Ciencias Humanas y Sociales por la UPSA. Profesor Asociado de la ULE en el área de MIDE y funcionario de Carrera del Cuerpo de Profesores de Enseñanza Secundaria, especialidad Orientación Educativa, y funcionario de Carrera del Cuerpo de Maestros. Jefe del Departamento de Orientación Educativa en el IES Ornia (La Bañeza). Codirector en el Proyecto de Investigación EDUCYL2016-INV2 “Evaluación, formación, e innovación en competencias digitales en Castilla y León”. Premio especial NOVA 2011 al mejor Proyecto de Innovación Educativa “Aplicación de la Resolución de Problemas Aritméticos a través de las TIC en Primaria”.

Colaborador del grupo

dr. manuel lucas

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