Catherine Blaya

Catherine Blaya


Catherine Blaya is full Professor in Education Science at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France) and at Faculty for Teachers Education in Lausanne (Switzerland). Her research work is dedicated to developing a better understanding of violence in schools, school bullying, cyberviolence, cyberhate and the involvement of young people as witness, victims or perpetrators using a cross-national comparative approach. She is also involved in research on interventions to prevent and reduce these issues as well as in the professional training of teachers. Her research interest is also in school dropout and its prevention and she is head of the international research center on school dropout LASALE at the Faculty of Teachers Education in Lausanne. She is former President of the International Observatory of Violence in Schools together with Pr. Rosario Ortega Ruiz.