International Advisory Board
Dr. Saavedra is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Experimental Psychology in the University of Seville and a member of the Laboratory of Human Activity Research Group. He is also research fellow in the Andalusian Foundation for the Social Integration of Persons with Schizophrenia. Dr. Saavedra is interested in caring processes in socio-cultural settings, especially discursive and communicational aspects. With regard to the interest in caring processes, he is consultant of the Association for Helping Families of the Chronically Ill in Spain. Amongst other activities as consultant in this association, he leads workshops and groups for professional and lay carers in order to improve caring skills and controlling the stress related to the caring.
In addition, to these well-being initiatives, he has provided professional care to mental health patients in supported houses for over 8 years. Alongside, Javier's strong interest in discourse, narratives and society he investigates the use of the arts and literature as therapy and as a method to teach practice in mental health.