Oscar Eduardo Aguila Rojas*

University of Deusto


Received fellowship: University of Deusto (PhD), 2008, 2009
University of Deusto (Spain)
Imperial Collage London (UK)
Applied Research on organisational development, strategic design and quality assurance within the Disability Advisory Service at Imperial College London.

Academic supervisor: José-Vicente Lafuente Sánchez, Ph.D, Vice-dean of Grades Coordination and Development, Neurosciences Deparment, Faculty of Medicine and Enfermery, University of Basque Country, Leioa-Bizkaia.

Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
Psychologist with two specialities, Clinical Gestaltic Psychotherapy and Educational psychology; Master in Social Inclusion and Disability, Ph.D. in Education. At present day he's enrolled in the Executive MBA at Faculty of Economics and Business at University of the Basque Country in Spain. Co-founder of Ideabat ONG of Bizkaia, Basque Country, Spain.

Current affiliation: Research Director of European Projects at BIDAIDEAK

At the age of 4 he began classical piano studies, obtaining the Higher Degree of interpreter at age 16. Completed the secondary stage, he studied engineering without leaving his career as pianist and jazz musician. At the age of 20, a car accident leaves him quadriplegic in a wheelchair for life. After his rehabilitation, he studied Psychology in Chile. In 2009, he traveled to Bilbao-Spain to joining the Doctorate in Education programme at University of Deusto, conducting a research internship at the Disability Advisory Service of Imperial College London funded by SRA Programme of Tokyo Foundation. In paralel, he studied a Master's Degree in Social Inclusion and Disability. He works 4 years in the "Intervention, Quality of Life and Social Inclusion" team at Deusto Research. In 2016 it joins two social enterprises, Bidaideak and Saiatu Foundation. Today he works as Research Director of European Projects in Bidaideak, focused on the H2020 Project MEMENTO with an European multinational team. In 2017 he return to the academic world, being invited to Chile and Argentina as international speaker within his main line of research, Disability and Higher Education.

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