Teresa Maria Sgaramella Ph.D., Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology. University of Padova, Italy.
My research career has developed along several lines and in different research contexts giving me the opportunity to study and develop expertise in neuropsychology, cognitive and psychosocial functioning, as well as career issues across life span. My main interests deal with executive functioning and psychological resources (namely resilience and future time perspective) and contextual determinants on Positive Development, with a particular attention to Adult Development.
Research and study interests are then tailored to develop preventive programs fostering school, social and work participation, as well as Personal and social future life designing and goals. These themes are addressed with both quantitative and qualitative methods such as qualitative interview and storytelling.
I’ve been actively involved in several European projects aimed at university teaching and professionals continuing education. Currently I coordinate the International GRES (Group for Research in Executive Skills).
José Ferreira-Alves, Ph.D., is a psychologist and assistant professor in the school of psychology, University of Minho, Portugal. He coordinates a research line on adult development and aging, where several students choose to do their final master thesis. His interests encompass older adults' mistreatment, loneliness, successful aging processes, and dialectical thinking. In specific, he explores how development theory can raise our understanding of those phenomena. Other research interests are within the history of psychology: He explores ways to foster psychologists' development throughout this discipline. He teaches courses in adult development and aging and in the history of psychology directed to bachelor graduation in psychology.
Colleen B. Doyle Ph.D. (she/her/hers) is the Student Support Officer at Maynooth University, Ireland.
Originally from Indiana, Colleen is a graduate of Butler University, University College Dublin, and Trinity College Dublin. Colleen’s research interests include students’ first year experiences, the transition to higher education, parents of university students and emerging adulthood. Colleen has served on the editorial review board of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (JSARP) and is currently on the review board for the Journal of the First Year Experience & Students in Transition.
Jonathan Reams pactices the cultivation of leadership through awareness-based consulting, coaching and action research on leadership development program design and delivery in a variety of settings. He has a position at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), serves as Editor-in Chief of Integral Review, and is a co-founder of the Center for Transformative Leadership and of the European Center for Leadership Practice. He brings awareness-based leadership development practices to his work, focusing on how the inner workings of human nature can develop leadership capacities for today’s complex challenges.
Daryl Dugas is an assistant professor of educational psychology at Northern Illinois University. His research concerns the transition to adulthood, identity, self-authorship, and their impact on the work of new teachers. His current focus is developing experiences for undergraduate students to promote their growth toward self-authorship.
Dr. Marc Lucas (PhD in Psychology, MBA), HMKW University
Marc Lucas is professor of economic and business psychology at University for Media, Communication and Economics (HMKW) in Cologne, Germany as well as founder of Lucoco Lucas Consulting & Counseling.
His main interests are in the integration of such diverse fields as adult development in leadership, education and organization, neuro-leadership, organizational trauma prevention, crisis-management, and arts-inspired qualitative research as well as integrative and integral meta-theorizing.
Dr Liisa Myyry is a senior lecturer in university pedagogy at the University of Helsinki in the Centre for University Teaching and Learning. She has a title of docent in social psychology. Her research interests are moral sensitivity, personal values, moral and adult development, assessment practices and digitalization of teaching and learning in higher education.
Deeya is a doctoral candidate in the Developmental Psychology program at Clark University, Massachusetts, working with Dr. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett. She is a cultural-developmentalist by training with a background in counselling psychology. Her research is grounded in the theory of emerging adulthood within the lifespan perspective. Specifically, she focuses on life choices and developmental regulation during emerging adulthood (ages 18 – 29) and the long-term repercussions on well-being in understudied populations. She is currently working on different populations within South Asia. Overall, she hopes to disseminate the implications of development during this period for mental health and successful adult functioning in South Asian populations that are currently underrepresented in research.
I am an assistant professor in developmental psychology at University of Thessaly, Greece. In my research, I use quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate themes related to creativity, parenting, and the transition to adulthood.
I am a leading researcher at Moscow City University and lecturer at Moscow Lomonosov State University, with research interests in the psychology of creative thinking, dialectical thinking, the psychology of education, and the development of cognitive processes. I teach such disciplines as: areas of expertise in the educational environment; managing the development of educational organizations: working with teams at kindergarten and school; psychology of creative thinking; and managing educational projects. I regularly conduct evaluations of the preschool environment with reference to the Early Child Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) and conduct trainings for teachers at kindergartens and schools on the following topics:
Bjørn Uldall, Ph.D.
I am Co-founder, Executive coach and ‘Knowledge Gardener’ at re:lead (www.relead.dk), and personal member of AR+ (www.actionresearchplus.com ).
I am dedicated to developing leadership and organizational practices congruent with human flourishing and sustainable living. In this endevour I believe action research and the field of adult development has a lot to offer. My current research interests and initiatives bring together exploration of personal meaning making through subject-object interviews, with organizational change initiatives and leadership development using action research approaches.