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    Carlos Abad
    Other
    Other
    Chief Vision Officer
    Be Great Project
    carlos@begreatproject.com
    The Be Great Project
    Research Summary

    My goal is to test if Small Group Life Coaching can be an effective way for young people to develop life skills. If this format proves to be effective it would provide that a valuable service (Life Coaching) could be delivered at a significantly reduced cost. The group meets virtually on a weekly basis and I meet with them individually in between meetings. Group meetings are highly interactive and meant to focus on having deep discussions on topics such as Growth Mindest, Effective Communication, Helping Others, and Current Affairs. One on one meetings are focused on goal setting, goal attainment, accountability, and addressing any life issues that might arise.


    Biographical Info

    I am a 53-year-old father of 3 daughters in their 30's and have been actively mentoring young adults for the past 6 years. My background is eclectic but a significant part of my time has been focused on for-profit entrepreneurship. At the end of 2019, I sold my financial planning practice so that I could dedicate myself to doing my part to make the world a better place. In May of 2019, I started to test pilot a program that involves small group (5-6 young people) life coaching for young adults.


    Lola Adeyemi
    Other
    Other
    Dr
    Mentoring Her
    lola@mentoringher.com
    Mentoring Her
    Olumuyiwa Akande
    Faculty Member
    Education/Special Education, Other
    Lecturer
    University of Ibadan
    Centre for Sustainable Development,Tourism and Development Programme
    bimakand@yahoo.com
    Research Summary

    I am working on Tourism Development and Administration with keen interests in Cultural Tourism and Indigenous Innovation.


    Biographical Info

    I am a Lecturer and researcher in Tourism Development. I have degrees in Theatre Arts with PhD in Tourism Development and Administration as my research focus.


    Xavier Alarcon
    Graduate Student
    Social Work
    Graduate student
    University of Girona
    xavier.alarcon@udg.edu
    Research Summary

    Since 2015 I have been involved in mentoring programs which are focused on migrating and young population. For this reason, I am interested in life courses and young foreign people. Also, the research that I am developing revolves around this topic and covers the same population group.
    Because of my studies and work experience I have been interested in the mentoring impact since I started to be close of this social intervention methodology. Nowadays, I am working with unaccompanied minors or foreign young people that are turning 18 in Spain. When they turn 18, they start an inconsistent route with a lot of challenges to obtain a viable future because of the lack of institutional and social support. We have been following them up for seven months to see the challenges they face, especially regarding with their psychological distress and wellbeing in this stage of their life. Our initial hypothesis was that the more support they have, the better for them in defining, readjusting and retaking their educational and occupational trajectories in the new country. Moreover, we also see how the absence or presence of formal and informal mentoring relationships could have an impact in this critical moment of their life course.
    For me, being close of these processes is interesting, but also, I think that the results could have implications for the Administration, practitioners and immigrant organizations in identifying their needs and how to provide effective networks of support, which I think is the most powerful thing. Cooperate on the development of a mentoring apprenticeship community.


    Biographical Info

    I finished my bachelor’s degree studies on Social Work in Universitat Rovira i Virigli at 2016. After that I was studying a master’s degree on Youth and Society which was coordinated by the University of Girona but involved several Catalonian Universities with expertise on youth policies, youth communication or research on becoming adult and life courses.
    My first experience on mentoring was as a mentor in a Nightingale program conducted by “Quilòmetre Zero” (a social association which develops this program in Tarragona). After that, I began to work on monitoring mentoring relationships in the same entity during 2016. The next year I was working in the same professional role in a mentoring program with refugee mentees, a program coordinated by the Catalan Government. This program was the first experience in Spain on groups of mentoring.
    Nowadays, I am working as a researcher at the University of Girona. My work is focused on developing a common evaluation frame for the Spanish mentoring programs. This research is named Applying Mentoring. Also, I am a PhD candidate in the same university, and I am starting a research that pretends to shed some light about the situation of former unaccompanied minors who are turning 18 and becoming legally adults in Spain. At the same time, I continue giving support like trainer to different social entities that are using mentoring as a social intervention methodology.


    Giovanni Aresi
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Psychology
    Dr.
    Università Cattolica del Sacro cuore
    giovanni.aresi@unicatt.it
    Research Summary

    I've been conducting research to examine the effects of mentoring programmes on mentee, mentors and the broader community.
    I have a specific expertise in mixed-methods and cross-cultural research.


    Biographical Info

    I am postdoctoral research fellow and adjunct professor of Community Health Psychology at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy. My research focuses on the determinants of health behaviours and positive youth development.


    Lisa Bagnoli
    Graduate Student
    Public/Social Policy, Other
    Ph. D. Candidate
    Université libre de Bruxelles
    ECARES
    lbagnoli@ulb.ac.be
    Research Summary

    In the context of my Ph.D. dissertation, I am interesting in mentoring to work for people with a migration background or origin.


    Biographical Info

    I am a Ph. D. Candidate in Economics at ECARES at the Université libre de Bruxelles.


    Peter Barnard
    Researcher
    Education/Special Education, Ethnography

    peter barnard consulting Ltd
    Middlesex University
    peter.a.barnard@gmail.com
    Website
    Research Summary

    Twenty years working with same-age secondary schools wishing to abandon their same-age structure; I.E. from poor mental health and wellbeing to good!


    Biographical Info

    Specialist in transitioning schools from same-age organisations to multi-age organisations.
    Former Head, author of five books on school systems especially vertical tutoring


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    Marisa Bergamin
    Other
    Psychology
    dr.
    University of Padua, dept. of developmental and social psychology
    marisa.bergamin@unipd.it
    Biographical Info

    Program Manager of the Mentor UP Mentoring Program, inplemented from D.P.S.S. - University of Padova


    david bernal
    Graduate Student
    Psychology
    director of program outcomes
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley
    Brandman University
    bernaldavid@live.com
    Richard Berry
    Other
    Education/Special Education
    VP Programs
    Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence
    richb21@gmail.com
    Edmond Bowers
    Faculty Member
    Psychology
    Associate Professor
    Clemson University
    Youth Development Leadership
    edmondb@clemson.edu
    Website
    Bernadine Brady
    Faculty Member
    Sociology
    Lecturer
    UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre
    UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre
    bernadine.brady@nuigalway.ie
    Website
    Twitter
    Research Summary

    I have been researching mentoring in Ireland for 15 years and have undertaken a broad range of studies with colleagues. I am co-author of A Guide to Youth Mentoring: Providing effective social support (with Pat Dolan, Jessica Kingsley, 2012) and of Mentoring Young People in Care and Leaving Care: Theory, Research and Practice (with Pat Dolan, Caroline McGregor, Routledge, forthcoming, 2019). I have also published a range of journal articles and book chapters on youth mentoring.


    Biographical Info

    I am a Lecturer at the School of Political Science & Sociology, NUI, Galway in Ireland and a Senior Researcher with the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre.


    Tina Braun
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Psychology

    Bundeswehr University Munich
    Psychology
    tina.braun@unibw.de
    Research Summary

    I am interested in the evaluation of youth mentoring programs. Currently, I am working with the nationwide German program Balu und Du and biffy Berlin, which is located in the German capitol. Both programs constitute so called general youth mentoring programs, as they do not have a certain focus, as for example the improvement of reading skills. Instead mentor and mentee explore together, where the strengths and weaknesses of the child lay and then individually focus on those. This makes it very challenging to evaluate such programs, as any child potentially profits in different areas from the mentoring. A naïve assessment of the same areas of competence is unsuited here to find improvements. Most mentoring dyads will not have improved in many aspects, as there was never a need for improvement in these aspects. At this time, there is no measure available to uniformly evaluate such mentoring programs, while also accommodating for the individual differences between the mentoring dyads. I am currently working on a research proposal to develop and evaluate such a measure. My goal is to provide mentoring programs with an easily used tool, with which they will be able to assess the change they sparked and then being able to improve on it.
    In addition to mentoring research I am also active in the quantitative research, currently focusing on Bayesian multilevel models using flat priors. More precisely, I am using a simulation study to investigate the accuracy of model implied error rates in comparison to the actual error rates.


    Biographical Info

    I completed my undergraduate studies in psychology at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. Thanks to a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service I was able to go to the University of Dundee, Scotland, for my postgraduate studies in developmental psychology. I returned to Germany for my PhD in developmental psychology at the University Leipzig under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ute Kunzmann. My PhD is based on the Interdisciplinary Study of Adult Development (ILSE), which has been accompanying adults born 1930-1932 and 1950-1952 since 1994. For my thesis I investigated different predictors of subjective well-being in older adults. In 2018 I started to work the Methods and Evaluation lab of Prof. Dr. Timo von Oertzen at the Bundeswehr University Munich. Here I have started researching youth mentoring programs, as well as statistical methods like Bayesian multilevel analysis.


    Tereza Brumovská
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Education/Special Education, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology
    PhD.
    National University of Ireland, Galway
    Cell Explorers Science Outrearch Programme
    tereza.br@email.cz
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    sburton157@gmail.com
    Heide Busse
    Researcher
    Psychology, Other
    Dr
    University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    Heide.Busse@bristol.ac.uk
    Twitter
    Research Summary

    Dr Heide Busse worked for the Centre for Public Health at Bristol Medical School (Population Health Sciences), United Kingdom, from 2012 to 2018. Heide joined the Centre for Public Health initially as a research associate in public health from 2012-2014 where she worked on a range of public health projects focussed on children and young people funded by the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer) and the National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR). As part of this role, Heide worked on over 20 different research projects mostly concerned with children and young people. One study included a feasibility randomised controlled trial of a local mentoring programme which aimed to imrpove health and wellbeing amongst vulnerable secondary school students.

    From 2015-2018, Heide undertook a PhD studentship that investigated the role of mentoring and mentoring programmes in relation to young people’s health, educational and employability outcomes.

    Heide is experienced with the following research methodologies: randomised controlled trials (incl. process and cost evaluations), qualitative methods (interviews, focus groups, observations) and systematic review methodology (incl. reviews of reviews and qualitative synthesis).

    Heide’s broader research interests include young people’s emotional health and wellbeing, the role of natural and formal mentors in the life of young people, health inequities and developing and evaluation public health interventions.


    Biographical Info

    Heide has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Groningen, Netherlands (2011), an MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) (2012), and has recently been awarded a PhD in Public Health from the University of Bristol (UK) (2019).

    Heide's PhD thesis was entitled "Investigating the role of mentoring and mentoring programmes in improving young people’s health, educational and employability outcomes." Her PhD was funded by the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer), one of five Public Health Research Centres of Excellence in the United Kingdom.

    With her background in psychology and public health and experiences in working with young people in various settings (sport, clinical, research), Heide is particularly interested in finding out what works to improve and maintain the health and well-being of children and young people.


    Xavier Casademont Falguera
    Faculty Member
    Public/Social Policy, Social Work
    Assistant Professor
    University of Girona
    xavier.casademont@udg.edu
    Twitter
    Biographical Info

    I am assistant professor and political scientist at the University of Girona.


    Tim Cavell
    Faculty Member
    Psychology
    Professor
    University of Arkansas
    Dept. of Psychological Science
    tcavell@uark.edu
    Twitter
    Kirsten Christensen
    Graduate Student
    Psychology
    Ms.
    University of Massachusetts Boston
    UMB Center for Evidence Based Mentoring
    Kirsten.Christens001@umb.edu
    Biographical Info

    Kirsten Christensen is a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Boston


    Kimberly Chu
    Other
    Education/Special Education
    Associate Director
    CUNY - Baruch College
    CUNY - Hunter College
    kimberly.chu@baruch.cuny.edu
    Kimberly Chu
    Faculty Member
    Education/Special Education
    Associate Director
    CUNY - Baruch College
    CUNY - Hunter College
    kchu@hunter.cuny.edu
    Research Summary

    My research and area of focus is on mentoring and the impact it has on international students through their college career.


    Biographical Info

    Kimberly Chu currently serves as the Associate Director for Executives on Campus at the City University of New York - Baruch College. Kimberly began her career with the City University of New York in 2004, working at both Hunter College and Borough of Manhattan Community College. Kimberly has extensive experience in career development working with students one-on-one and in groups in areas such as resume writing, interview building, networking, branding, career exploration and interpretation of career assessments. Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stony Brook University in Sociology & Business Management, a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling from the City University of New York, Hunter College and an Ed.D from Northeastern University in Educational Leadership specializing in Higher Education Administration.


    Veronique Church-Duplessis
    Other
    Other
    Director of Research and Evaluation
    Canadian Mentoring Partnership
    Canadian Centre for Mentoring Research
    veronique.church-duplessis@mentoringcanada.ca
    Canadian Mentoring Partnership
    Research Summary

    Véronique is leading the Canadian Mentoring Partnership's first-ever national study of mentoring in Canada. The State of Mentoring Research Initiative focuse on:

    Mapping the mentoring experiences of youth — Survey of 3,000 young adults across Canada to determine whether youth mentoring needs are being met and assess where mentoring gaps and opportunities exist

    Capturing the landscape of mentoring programs and services — Survey and discussions with representatives from community organizations and the research, youth development, government, philanthropic and corporate sectors to understand the prevalence, practices, and scope of mentoring programs in Canada

    The State of Mentoring Research Initiative will support the development of tools and resources to improve the quality of mentoring services in Canada.


    Biographical Info

    Véronique leads the Canadian Mentoring Partnership's research agenda, with a focus on mapping the mentoring landscape in Canada and identifying service gaps. She is also a co-lead of the Canadian Centre for Mentoring Research along with the University of Alberta and the Alberta Mentoring Partnership. Véronique is committed to knowledge mobilization and uses the new research to bridge the gap between academic researchers and community organizations. Prior to joining CMP, Véronique led programs focused on promoting healthy relationships for youth and violence prevention. Véronique holds two degrees in history, a PhD from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts from the Université de Montréal.