Jon Andoni Duñabeitia Ph.D. is a researcher in cognitive neuroscience who currently works as a scientist at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), where he leads the research group Multilingual Literacy, whose aim is to understand the cognitive processes associated with the acquisition of oral and written languages in monolingual and multilingual populations of different ages. He is also a member of the Masters panel at the University of the Basque Country. His main research interest focuses on the study of the neurobiological substrates of multilingualism and reading throughout the life cycle.
Since Dr. Duñabeitia began his research career, he has published more than 70 articles in the main international scientific journals, demonstrating his maturity, solvency and scientific independence. In recent years, Dr. Duñabeitia has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Cognitive Psychology and Psicológica, and guest associate editor in the journals Frontiers in Psychology and Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, leading the initiative of special monograph volumes. In addition, he has written several book chapters, and he has published several articles in non-specialized magazines of wide scope. All the publications can be freely accessed for non-commercial purposes in the tab PUBLICATIONS.
Dr. Duñabeitia has demonstrated his research maturity by acting as Principal Investigator in several research projects financed externally in public calls of the Basque Government (2012 and 2015 calls), the Provincial Government (2016 call), and of the Government of Spain (2012 and 2015 calls). Besides, he takes active part in the research team of different international projects funded by different agencies.
Dr. Duñabeitia has also spent much of his time actively contributing to local, national and international scientific meetings by presenting a large number of posters and talks in the most recognized specialized forums in the field. He has also been the invited speaker at various European, Asian and American universities and at several international conferences. He collaborates as a reviewer in more than 35 different international journals in the field too, and he is a member of the board of the Spanish Society of Experimental Psychology (SEPEX).
He is committed to helping with scientific diffusion in non-professional forums and to making scientific discoveries and project results accessible to the general audience. He has appeared repeatedly in different local, national and international media presenting his scientific activity, and he has been the guest speaker in numerous conferences for the non-expert public in different Spanish provinces. As a consequence of all this, in 2016 the BBVA Foundation recognized his work awarding him a prize as Researcher and Cultural Creator. Some of his collaborations with the media can be found in the tab PRESS AND MEDIA.