Women in Cognitive Science (WICS) was founded in 2001. WiCS seeks to improve the visibility of women, create an environment that encourages young women to join the field of cognitive psychology/science, or assist with professional development in the field among others. Teresa is part of the advisory board since 2020 and was chair of WiCS-Europe between 2016 and 2020.
Bilingualism Matters at UGR was funded in 2018 as an interdisciplinary group of dissemination at the University of Granada talking about the effects of bilingualism in the brain. In 2020 the project was supported by public fundings (FECYT) to generate different events and materials for the general public. Teresa is the branch leader since 2018.
The TEAM (acronym) project aims at educating teachers about multi/bilingualism as an interdisciplinary and international group funded by the Erasmus+ Programe of the EU. In this project several groups of different universities and expertise prepare teachers and educators to respond to the needs of students with migration backgrounds.
The Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) grant awarded to the Center for Language Science at the Pennsylvania State University trains a diverse workforce of language scientists, many of whom are from underrepresented groups in the STEM workforce, to conduct basic and applied behavioral and neuroscience research.
Teresa and the Memory & Language group are part of the internacional partners network.
It is a particularly difficult time to start and maintain a scientific and academic career. There is increasing pressure to perform excellent research leading to high quality publications (many and in a short time) and to obtain national and international projects to fund research. This is coupled with the need to provide teaching that maintains the interest of students and fosters their skills, and to contribute to the smooth running of the centers and institutions in which we work. Can all these challenges be met and enjoyed? Is it possible to combine scientific work with a satisfying social and family life? Although these questions are shared by scientists from different fields, and despite the advances in equality in recent years, there are still invisible barriers that make the progress of women in science more difficult. In this talk, Teresa Bajo discusses data that identify these subtle barriers and shares some useful experiences and strategies to address them.
She was not sure that psychology was for her when she started studying, but this field attracted her more and more. Teresa Bajo, a native of Úbeda (Jaén), is a professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Granada interested in the behavior of the brain in fields such as bilingualism and aging have been the focus of her research.
Report broadcasted on March 25, 2011 by the program Tesis, from Canal Sur 2 Andalucía, dedicated to the advantages provided by bilingualism and language learning, which can be very important for the ability to pay attention, concentrate and attend to several things at the same time. The program shows us the results of the work of Professor Teresa Bajo and her research team, who have been studying the phenomenon for years at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Granada, together with the story of two translators and interpreters: Loli Ruiz, who is fluent in Spanish and German thanks to having been an emigrant in Germany, and Wendy Byrnes, who is trilingual, with an Australian father, French mother and resident in Spain.