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Katariina Salmela-Aro, Professor

University of Helsinki

Katariina Salmela-Aro Professor of Educational sciences and Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland. Visiting Professor in the Institute of Education in University College London and School of Education in Michigan State University and School of Education, University of California Irvine. She was a post-doc in the Max-Planck Institute in Berlin. She is the President of the European Association for Developmental Psychology, and previous Secretary General (first female) International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD) and expert in OECD Education2030. She is director of several ongoing longitudinal studies among young people: FinEdu, PIRE, LEAD, Gaps. Her key themes are school engagement, burnout, optimal learning moments, life-span model of motivation and related interventions. She is the Founding member Pathways International Interdisciplinary Post-doctoral fellowship program, Member of Academy of Finland Strategic Funding Council. She is Consulting Editor Developmental Psychology (APA), and Associate Editor in the European Psychologist journal. She has published over 250 papers and chapters (google scholar h-index 57) and received several national/international, 10 large-scale grants from Academy of Finland and grant from the National Science Foundation research grant, and EU Coordinator Marie Curie post-doc grant. She is a member of the large-scale EU granted EuroCohort aiming to development of a Europe wide longitudinal survey of child and youth well-being.
Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin, Ph.D, is a Senior Analyst, Project Leader and Deputy Head of Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (Directorate for Education and Skills). He works for the OECD Centre for Education Research and Innovation (CERI) and leads its work on innovation in education and education for innovation. Stéphan’s work covers all levels of education, but he has worked and published extensively on higher education, notably on cross-border higher education, on the future of higher education and, most recently, on “open higher education”. In addition to many articles and book chapters, he has co-authored and edited many OECD reports such as Ensuring Quality in Cross-Border Higher Education (2015), Measuring Innovation in Education: A New Perspective (2014), Art for Art’s Sake. The impact of arts education (2014), Review of the Italian Strategy for Digital Schools (2013), Sparking Innovation in STEM education trough Technology and Collaboration (2013). Stéphan holds a PhD in economics, a master’s in philosophy and a grande école diploma in business administration. Before joining the OECD, he has worked as lecturer and researcher in economics at the University of Paris-Nanterre and the London School of Economics. He is a Marie Curie Fellow and a 2007 Fulbright New Century Scholar.

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