Prof. María Josefina Escobar holds a Ph.D. in Psychotherapy from the collaborative program of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), the University of Chile, and the University of Heidelberg, Germany. She has furthered her academic achievements with a Master’s degree in Psychotherapy from PUC and a Master’s degree in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology from the University of Chile. She takes on a leadership role by spearheading the research team dedicated to the areas of parenting, caregiving, and childhood within the School of Psychology. Dr. Escobar’s dedication to research extends globally as she actively participates in the international research network “International Investigation of Parental Burnout (IIPB),” which is led by the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Her contributions to the field are evidenced by her authorship of more than fifteen scientific articles. Her research lines revolve around parenthood, parental burnout, neurodevelopment, and childhood care quality.
Dr. Agnese Venskus (BSc, MSc, Ph.D., FHEA) research lies within the area of cognitive neuropsychology and forensic psychology. Currently, she is focusing on exploring cognitive and neural processes underlying hallucinations and delusions in schizophrenia spectrum disorders, and interventions alleviating these symptoms.