Rafael Alberto Miranda Ayala, PhD


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The researcher Rafael Miranda has a degree in Political Science and Government from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He has a master's degree in International Development Policy from the Seoul National University and a master's degree in Applied Statistics from the Rey Juan Carlos University of Spain. Currently, he is completing his doctorate in Psychology, Health and Quality of Life at the University of Girona in Spain. He has been an associate researcher at the Center for Experimental Social Science at the University of Oxford for Latin America and an associate researcher in the wellness line of the Center for Inclusive Education in Chile. He is a visiting researcher at the University of Chile and the Andrés Bello University of Chile. Currently, he is a professor-researcher at the Continental University since 2015 and has published more than 10 research articles in scientific journals related to the subject of mental health, well-being and violence in the adolescent population as well as older adults. Regarding the research projects, he is the representative for Peru of the Children's World study (http://www.isciweb.org/) and has been the principal investigator of the study of well-being in children and adolescents living in residential care centers. with support from the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations. Likewise, he is a co-researcher in the Chilean FONDECYT project "The institutional basis of subjective well-being: understanding the role of trust in the Criminal Justice System and ontological security in comparative perspective." Finally, he has collaborated with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Labor of Peru in the development and validation of psychometric instruments on well-being, violence and socio-emotional skills.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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