THE TEAM

Group members

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Dr. Javier Vidal

COORDINATOR

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.

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Dra. camino ferreira

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 Academic Secretary of the Faculty of 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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Dr. diego gonzález

Doctor in Educational Psychology and Educational Sciences and Lecturer in the area of Research Methods and Diagnosis in Education at the University of León. His research focuses on school dropout and academic performance during the transition from Primary Education to Secondary Education. He has been a Predoctoral Fellow from the Ministry of Education to carry out his thesis within the University Teacher Training Program (FPU). He has collaborated with the Agency for the Quality of the University System of Castilla y León (ACSUCYL), in the evaluation of degree, master and doctorate programs and has participated in different national and international projects. It has an extraordinary end of degree award (2009).

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dr. manuel lucas

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”.

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Dra. aNA VÁZQUEZ

Profesora colaboradora en el área ENFERMERÍA de la Universidad de León. Es enfermera y Antropóloga Social y Cultural y Doctora por la Universidad de León. Sus principales líneas de trabajo se centran en el ámbito de la docencia en enfermería, incluyendo tanto innovación docente como simulación clínica en Ciencias de la salud y en la relación entre la formación y empleo y el diseño y la evaluación por competencias. Es coordinadora del grupo de innovación docente CUIDAs de la Universidad de León y miembro del grupo de trabajo Nacional de Simulación Clínica de la Sociedad Española de medicina de Urgencias y Emergencias. 

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Dra. María José Vieira

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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DR. agustín rodríguez

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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Dra. ana rosa arias

Doctora en Psicología y Ciencias de la Educación y Profesora Contratada Doctora de la Universidad de León en el Área de Didáctica y Organización Escolar.  Actualmente es la Directora del Departamento de Didáctica General, Específicas y Teoría de la Educación. Sus trabajos de investigación se centran en educación inclusiva, formación del profesorado, calidad de la educación y metodologías de innovación docente. Ha participado en varios proyectos financiados por la Comisión Europea relacionados con la enseñanza virtual y el aprendizaje por competencias.

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Dra. BEATRIZ MAYO

Doctora Cum Laude en Pedagogía, Licenciada en Pedagogía con premio extraordinario y Diplomada en Educación Social por la UPSA de Salamanca. Funcionaria de carrera como Profesora de Educación Secundaria, habiendo tenido cargos como Directora de Equipo de Orientación Educativa y Psicopedagógica, Jefa de Departamento de Orientación y Asesora de atención a la diversidad de la Dirección Provincial de Educación de León. En la actualidad es orientadora educativa en el EOE de León. Profesora invitada en Máster de Orientación Educativa en la UPSA de Salamanca y profesora asociada de la ULE. 

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DR. héctor gonzález-MAYORGA

PhD in Educational Psychology and Educational Sciences from the University of León. Adjunct professor in the area of Research Methods and Diagnostic in Education at the University of León and primary school teacher. His lines of research focus on the impact of international assessments and on initial and in-service teacher training. He has received an extraordinary achievement award in Master's degree (2013).

PhD candidates

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alba gonzález

Assistant Professor in the MIDE area at the University of León and PhD student in the Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy program at the same university. Her research focuses on the transition from Early Childhood Education to Primary Education, and its influence on initial and lifelong learning for teachers. She is a member of the Education Committee of the Agency for the Quality of the University System of Castilla y León (ACSUCYL), in the evaluation of master and doctoral programs.

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MARÍA FUERTES

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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Mario cortés

Estudiante de doctorado del programa de Psicología Educativa y Ciencias de la
Educación de la Universidad de León. Cuenta con un Máster en Investigación e Innovación Educativa. Su principal línea de investigación se centra en la flexibilidad del currículo, y en especial, en el diseño universal para el aprendizaje. En la actualidad es Orientador Educativo en las etapas de Educación Infantil y Primaria y profesor de ciclos formativos de Grado Superior de Educación Infantil.

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MARÍA ÁLVAREZ

PhD student of the Educational Psychology and Educational Sciences program at the University of León. Her main lines of research focus on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the university guidance. She is enjoying a predoctoral contract from the Junta de Castilla y León.

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PABLO PRIETO

Teaching Psichology and Education Sciences PhD Student. Research profile focused on Counselling and Student Diversity. Currently working as nursery and primary education teacher. Secondary education teacher in the field of educational Counselling.

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Sara González

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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Gerardo Riffo

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.

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alejandro rodríguez

Funcionario de carrera del Cuerpo de Maestros, en la especialidad de Educación Primaria. En la actualidad, se encuentra cursando estudios de Doctorado del programa de Psicología Educativa y Ciencias de la Educación, cuya temática se centra en la utilización de métodos didáctico-pedagógicos por parte del profesorado de diferentes etapas educativas. Cuenta con un premio extraordinario fin de máster (2017).

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YAIZA VIÑUELA

PhD student of the Educational Psychology and Educational Sciences program at the University of León. Her research focuses on the use of support and guidance systems for students to access and improve success in universities. She is enjoying a predoctoral contract from the Junta de Castilla y León. She has an extraordinary end-of-master award (2020).