Research Group on Disability and Quality of Life: Educational Aspects (DISQUAVI)

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The Research Group on “Disability and Quality of Life: Educational Aspects” started in 1998 at the Facultat de Psicologia, Ciències de l’Educació i de l’Esport Blanquerna (URL). At present, it is a consolidated group, recognised three consecutive times by the Department of Business and Knowledge, Generalitat de Catalunya (SGR 1423/2017).

The group consists of researchers and collaborators, with a long personal career in research and intervention in the field of disability and quality of life, coming from the areas of clinical psychology, social psychology, and pedagogy.

The group is organized into subgroups about four lines of research focusing on quality of life in people with a disability, family quality of life, inclusion at university, and communication disorders.

Group’s webpage: http://recerca.blanquerna.edu/discapacitat-qualitat-vida/en/

Main researcher

Dr. Elisabeth Alomar Kurz

e-mail: elisabethak@blanquerna.url.edu

Brief CV

Doctor in Pedagogy. Main researcher of the Research Group on Disability and Quality of Life: Educational Aspects. Full professor at Facultat de Psicologia, Ciències de l’Educació i de l’Esport Blanquerna-URL. Coordinator of the Official Master’s course in Special Education: Attention to Diversity and Inclusive School, at FPCEE Blanquerna URL, from January 2007 to September 2015; and Vice Dean of Continuous Education at Facultat de Psicologia, Ciències de l'Educació i de l'Esport Blanquerna-URL, from November 1996 to 30 September 2002. Ramon Llull University representative at PAAU coordination meetings; head of studies and practice coordinator for the Education degrees at FPCEE-Blanquerna-URL.

Assessor for Grundtvig pre-projects within the European Commission Socrates, Leonardo & Youth Programmes.

Participant at the Advisory Committee of Aloma, Revista de Psicologia, Ciències de l'Educació i l'Esport, Facultat de Psicologia, Ciències de l’Educació i de l’Esport Blanquerna-URL, and Reptes: Revista d'Educació Especial by the Research group on Special Education (GIEE).