PhD Students

Víctor Sánchez Azanza.

MSc in Psychology and Master’s degree in Cognitive Neuropsychology by the Complutense University of Madrid. I am currently a Ph.D. student, especially interested in the interplay between cognitive control mechanisms, personality traits, and bilingualism.


Thesis title: The bilingual advantage and its relation with the subcomponents of executive control
Supervisors: Daniel Adrover Roig and Raúl López Penadés
Scheduled date of thesis lecture: 2020


Mario Valera Pozo.

Bachelor in Psychology and MSc in General Health Psychology by the University of The Balearic Islands. I am currently a Ph.D. student, especially interested in language difficulties, social skills, emotional education, and bullying.





Thesis title: Bullying and its association with language disorders: Indicators and predictors
Supervisors: Eva Aguilar Mediavilla and Daniel Adrover Roig
Scheduled date of thesis lecture: 2021






Cristian Aranda Farías

Graduated in Occupational Therapy by the University of Playa Ancha (Chile), master in Education by the University of Magallanes (Chile). Currently, I am working as an Associate Teacher in the Occupational Therapy bachelor’s program at the University of Magallanes. I am also a permanent member within the revision committee of ReChto, a Chilean scientific journal of Occupational Therapy. Also, I am a PhD student within the Human Evolution and Cognition program at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain). My academic interests are specially oriented towards the cognitive processes in elderly population, cognitive reserve, bilingualism and the infringement of disabled people’s rights.





Thesis title: Influence of simultaneous and sequential bilingualism on executive control and cognitive reserve
Supervisors: Josep Antoni Pérez Castelló and Daniel Adrover Roig
Scheduled date of thesis lecture: 2020




Alberto Sánchez Pedroche

Teacher in Special Education and graduated in Psychopedagogy by the University of Barcelona (UB). Graduated in Speech Therapy by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Official master degree in Inclusive Education by the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), and official master in Learning difficulties and Language Disorders by the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). I am as well trained in Johansen auditory stimulation.
Currently, I am a PhD student within the Education program at the UIB, conducting an international research project with the collaboration of the Faculty of Medicine of the Colombia’s National University (UNAL). The research areas I am interested in are Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and inclusive education.
I collaborate within the I+DEL research group, and I am an Associate Teacher at the UIB, the UOC and the VIU.
Besides working in academic teaching and research, I work as a Therapeutic Pedagogue and Headmaster at the school Mare de Déu de les Neus (Sant Jordi de ses Salines).

Thesis title: Difficulties and facilitators of bullying prevention in Asperger Syndrome
Supervisors: Eva Aguilar Mediavilla and Daniel Adrover Roig
Scheduled date of thesis lecture: 2021



Natália Costa de Felicio
I am a Pedagogue graduated in the University of São Paulo (USP –Brazil) and I have a master degree on Special Education by the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar – Brazil).
Currently, I am a PhD student at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). The topics I am interested in ar Education, Special Education, Teacher Training and Language.





Thesis title: Teachers intervention in relation to students with or without Specific Developmental Language Disorder: analysis of methodologies and classroom organization
Supervisors: Josep A. Pérez Castelló and Eva Aguilar Mediavilla
Scheduled date of thesis lecture: 2023