Full Professor at Universidad Nebrija

Director of the Centro de Ciencia Cognitiva (C3)

The main research interests of Jon Andoni Duñabeitia focus on the study of the neurobiological and cognitive substrates of multilingualism and reading throughout the life cycle. He aims to understand the cognitive processes associated with the acquisition of oral and written languages in monolingual and multilingual populations of different ages.

Catedrático en la Universidad Nebrija

Director del Centro de Ciencia Cognitiva (C3)

Los principales intereses de investigación de Jon Andoni Duñabeitia se centran en el estudio de los sustratos neurobiológicos y cognitivos del multilingüismo y la lectura a lo largo del ciclo de vida. Su objetivo es comprender los procesos cognitivos asociados con la adquisición de lenguas orales y códigos escritos en poblaciones monolingües y multilingües de diferentes edades.

Jon Andoni Duñabeitia Ph.D. is a researcher in Cognitive Science of Language who currently works as a Full Professor at the Facultad de Lenguas y Educación of the Universidad Nebrija. Prof. Duñabeitia is the Director of the Centro de Ciencia Cognitiva (C3) and he is the Principal Investigator of the research group CEDI (Cognición, Educación y Diferencias Individuales). He is also Professor II at the Department of Languages and Culture of the Arctic University of Norway, and member of the LAVA (Language Acquisition, Variation and Attrition) and AcqVA (Acquisition, Variation, Attrition) research groups.
Since Prof. Duñabeitia began his research career, he has published more than 100 articles in the main international scientific journals, demonstrating his maturity, solvency and scientific independence. In recent years, Dr. Duñabeitia has been appointed as an Associate Editor of Journal of NeurolinguisticsFrontiers in Psychology and Psych, Section Editor of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Editorial Board Member of Behavioral Sciences, Journal of Cognitive Psychology and Psicológica, and Guest Associate Editor of Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. In addition, he has written several book chapters, and he has published several articles in non-specialized magazines of wide scope. All the scientific publications can be freely accessed for non-commercial purposes in the tab Publications.
Prof. Duñabeitia has been the Principal Investigator in several research projects financed externally in public calls of the Government of the Community of Madrid (2019 call), the Basque Government (2012 and 2015 calls), the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa (2016 call), and of the Government of Spain (2012, 2015 and 2018 calls). Besides, he takes active part in the research team of different international projects funded by different agencies.
Prof. 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 with around 40 different international journals in the field too. He has been included in the ranking of Spanish experimental psychologists with greater international scientific impact, and he is listed among the top 5% of Spanish scientists of all disciplines.
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 Outreach.

The (more or less) updated academic curriculum vitae of Jon Andoni Duñabeitia can be found here: