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Facultat d'Educació
Departament d'Educació
Fotografia del professor


I have been a lecturer in Educational Psychology at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC Barcelona) since September 2016, where I am also the coordinator of the Postgraduate Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Previously, I worked as a postdoc at Oxford Brookes University (2015-2016) and the University of Helsinki (2014-2015) after defending my PhD at the Ramon Llull University in 2014. Prior to this, I was a guest lecturer at the Aalto University School of Business in Finland (2013) and a pre-doctoral fellow at the University of Helsinki (2012). I have also worked as an adjunct lecturer at the Ramon Llull University (2010-2011), the University of Girona (2011-2012), the University of Barcelona (2012) and the International University of La Rioja (2016). Outside university, I have been a teacher trainer in Navarra, Galicia and Catalonia (2008-2010) and worked as a primary and adult education teacher for the Government of Catalonia's Ministry of Education (2006-2014), as well as a specialist in informal education (1998-2016).

Formació Acadèmica de la Dra. CERRATO LARA, Maria

  • PhD in Educational Psychology
    Universitat Ramon Llull (2014)
  • Teaching Degree
    Universitat de Girona (2004)
  • Psychopedagogy
    Universitat Ramon Llull (2006)
  • Master's Degree in Educational Psychology
    Universitat de Barcelona (2008)

Publicacions de la Dra. CERRATO LARA, Maria


  • Lonka, K.; Ketonen, E.; Vekkaila, J.; Cerrato Lara, M.; Pyhältö, K., 2019, "Doctoral students' writing profiles and their relations to well-being and perceptions of the academic environment", Higher education quarterly, 77, 587-602.
  • Cerrato Lara, M.; Castelló, M.; García-Velázquez, R.; Lonka, K., 2017, "Validation of The Writing Process Questionnaire in two Hispanic populations: Spain and Mexico", Journal of Writing Research, 9, 151-171.
  • Martínez-Fernández, J.R.; Corcelles, M.; Cerrato Lara, M., 2011, "The Conceptions about Teamwork Questionnaire: design, reliability and validity with secondary students", Educational psychology. An international journal of experimental educational psychology, 31, 857-871.
  • Álvarez, I.; Cerrato Lara, M.; Fuentes, M., 2009, "Proposal of Indicators to Evaluate Regulated Learning Strategies in a Cooperative Task: An Exploratory Study", The international journal of learning, 16, 341-354.
  • Monereo, C.; Badia, A.; Bilbao, G.; Cerrato Lara, M.; Weise, C., 2009, "Ser un docente estratégico: cuando cambiar la estrategia no basta", C&E. Cultura y Educación, 21, 237-256.


  • Cerrato Lara, M., 10/06/2014, "Writing conceptions and psychological well-being in Ph.D. studies: students’ perspectives.", Barcelona.

Capítols de llibre

  • Cerrato Lara, M., 24/06/2018, "Key elements in the writing process for publication", Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and New Developments 2018, 669-671.
  • Cerrato Lara, M.; Deane, M.; Fresneda-Portillo, C., 22/06/2017, "Crucial variables in developing a proactive attitude to improve society", Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and New Developments 2017, 42-46.
  • Cerrato Lara, M.; Castelló, M.; Lonka, K., 01/06/2017, "Measuring the PhD students’ experiences: systematic review of questionnaires & scales", Traversing the Doctorate: Reflections and Strategies from Students, Supervisors and Administrators.
  • Cerrato Lara, M.; Deane, M.; Pavlakou, M., 13/06/2016, "Measuring learning gain in active citizenship in higher education", Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and New Developments 2016.
  • Cerrato Lara, M.; Castelló, M.; Lonka, K., 08/04/2016, "The Doctoral Experience from the Students’ Perspectives: A Systematic Review", Proceedings of the 2016 annual meeting of the American Education Research Association.
  • Castelló, M.; Quer, M.; Carretero, R.; Mayoral, P.; Cerrato Lara, M.; Pardo, M.; Cano, M., 15/06/2011, "El caso de Cataluña", Los procesos de cambio de las políticas públicas sobre orientación y apoyo a la escuela: análisis comparado de sistemas vigentes y emergentes, 179-200.

Projectes de recerca de la Dra. CERRATO LARA, Maria

  • Student perceptions of implementing CLIL in a tertiary setting.
  • Progressive Teacher Education – engaging learning environments.
  • Learning gain in Active Citizenship.