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The Team

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Jordi Díaz-Gibson

Position: Director
PhD in Education and pofessor in Blanquerna, Ramon Llull University. Research member of the research group PSITIC.
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Mireia Civís

Position: Co-Director
PhD in Education and pofessor in Blanquerna, Ramon Llull University. Lead researcher in the line of Educational Collaborative Networks in research group PSITIC.
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Lara Toro

Position: Communications
Graduate in Journalism and master in International Studies and in Models and Strategies of Social and Educational Action in Childhood and Adolescence, Lara Toro is a responsible for communication of NetEduProject and of the program CaixaProinfància for the group PSITIC of Blanquerna- Ramon Llull University. She is also publisher and author of educational materials, and, prior to this, has been manager of some magazines and in the publishing company of La Galera. Lara Toro has also taken part in European research projects of Restorative Justice.
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Santi Rodríguez

Position: Web Developer
Computer programmer in the NetEduProject. Cofunder, researcher and director of www.solobasket.com
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Alan Daly

Position: Research Strategy
Chair and Professor in the Department of Education Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Prior to coming to the university Alan had over 16 years of public education experience in a variety of positions ranging from classroom teacher to district psychologist to site administrator. Alan has presented at the local, state, national, and international level regarding his practical and research work in organizational learning, policy implementation, social networks, and educational reform.
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Jordi Longás

Position: NetEdu Spain
PhD in Education and pofessor in Blanquerna, Ramon Llull University. Coordinator of Intervention and Counselling Service. Executive Director of the Scientific Commitee of CaixaProinfancia program.
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Jordi Riera

Position: PI PSITIC Group-URL
Director of the Research Group PSITIC. Vice Chancellor for Academic Policy and Assistant Rector at Ramon Llull University.
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Ross Hall

Position: Founder of The Global Change Leaders
Ross is directing Ashoka’s education strategy – aiming to transform education silos into learning ecosystems in which every young person is empowered to live for the greater good. Before Ashoka, Ross designed a ground-breaking programme that empowers young people to be well and do well. The first implementation of the Better World Programme is with 500,000 children in communities across Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Ghana. The Better World Programme extends the Effective Education for Employment project that he conceived and researched with Pearson, and which he used with ministries and organisations around the world to evaluate the effectiveness of education systems and institutions. Ross also led Pearson’s international qualifications business, where he spearheaded the development of a new consultancy service and an extensive suite of 21st Century Skills qualifications. Before joining Pearson, Ross spent 15 years in corporate venturing, designing and launching more than 20 businesses on 5 continents.
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Gitte Miller Balslev

Position: NetEdu Denmark
PhD in collaborative innovation in the public sector focusing on education. PostDoc at Department for the Study of Culture, Educational Studies at the University of Southern Denmark.
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Martin Scanlan

Position: NetEdu USA
Martin Scanlan is an associate professor in Educational Leadership at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Before becoming a faculty member in higher education, Scanlan spent a decade working in teaching and administration in urban elementary and middle schools in Washington, D.C., Berkeley, CA, and Madison, WI. He continues to work closely with building and district level administrators to bridge research and practice. Scanlan’s research explores how to strengthen the communities of practice in schools to promote inclusion of students across multiple dimensions of diversity. His scholarship has focused primarily on reform in special education service delivery, bilingual education, and school-community collaboration. His work can help leaders conceptualize how to structure service delivery, promote professional learning, and attain resources. He is committed to design-based research in which practitioners play a lead role in articulating the problems of practice that they seek to address, and creating collaborative research projects tackling these problems.
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Yi-Hwa Liou

Position: NetEdu Taiwan
Assistant Professor of the Department of Educational Management at the National Taipei University of Education. Prior to coming to the university, she has worked collaboratively with Prof. Dr. Alan Daly from University of California, San Diego, on multiple research projects on systemic change in public and private settings. Yi-Hwa has continued her research interests on bringing the social network research method to the world of organizational dynamics and learning, leadership and development, and data-informed decisions, to understand several complex areas of intra- and inter-organizational research.
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Chris Downey

Position: NetEdu UK
Dr Chris Downey is Senior Lecturer within Southampton Education School at the University of Southampton and member of the Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness Research Centre (LSIE). His research interests are currently focused in the allied fields of educational improvement and effectiveness, especially in how effectiveness data can be utilised to both inform and evaluate educational improvement from Early Years through to Higher Education. Chris is member of the International Congress for School Improvement and Effectiveness (ICSEI) and currently serves as on the ICSEI Board.
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Mario Uribe Briceño

Position: NetEdu Chile
National Advisor of the Agency of Quality of Education and member of 'Líderes educativos'. Mario integrates teams of research and development of School leadership with a particular focus in strengthening the capacities of the public education in Chile. He has taken part in national commissions and as consultant specialistic in Chile, in international organisms and in different countries of Latin America. For more than 10 years he has run the School Management and Leadership program of the Innovation Center in Education of the Chile Foundation. He is a charter member of the Center of Policies and Educational Practices (CEPPE) and of the Leadership Center for the School Improvement (Líderes educativos). / mario.uribe@pucv.cl
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Özge Karakaya

Position: International Communications
Özge is the Communications Coordinator of Education Reform Initiative in Turkey. She completed her undergraduate degree in Business Administration at Middle East Technical University and master’s degree in European Economic Integration and Business at College of Europe in Belgium. She specializes in marketing and communication strategies for for-profit and not-for-profit organizations by applying behavior changing methodologies.
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Francesc Edo

Position: Video Production
Cofunder of Atrox Creative, www.atrox.es, video production in NetEduProject.
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Maria Vilas

Position: Communications Assistant
Primary education teacher and Màsters' Degree Student in Educational Leadership. Collaborator of the research group PSITIC.
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Roser de Querol

Position: Research Assistant
Graduated in Sociology by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Postgraduate course in Agents of International Development for the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and SETEM. Master in “Interventions et politiques sociales” of the Université Paris-Est Créteil, France. At present, she is the Technical Secretary of the Scientific Direction Team of CaixaProinfància program of the “Obra Social la Caixa”.
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