Keynote Speakers and Roundtable

Professor Ricardo García Mira
Former President of IAPS
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Educational Sciences University of A Coruña

Ph.D. in Psychology (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain). He is currently a Professor of Social and Environmental Psychology at the University of A Coruña from 1995, Spain. He is the Director of the People-Environment Research Group of the University of A Coruña ( He was a Visiting Reader of the University of Surrey (Guildford, UK), during the period 2003-2012. He was also an International Visiting Scholar at the Texas State University (USA, 2001), as well as a Visiting Professor at the University of Tallinn (Estonia, 2002), University of Timisoara (2004, 2005), University Al. I. Cuza (Iasi, 2005, 2006), Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM (Mexico, 2006), and Federal University of Ceará (Brazil, 2012).

Dr Mark del Aguila
University of South Australia, Australia   

Mark is one of the Coordinators of the IAPS Environment and Gerontology Network. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Queensland (1982) and Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Sydney (1991) and is currently completing studies for registration as an Architect at the University of South Australia. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Gerontology at Simon Fraser University, The British Columbia Real Estate Foundation Research Fellow in Environmental Gerontology at the Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University, Visiting Professor (research methods) Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM, Visiting Professor (architecture) Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea. 

Professor Hartmut Günther
University of Brasilia

Institute of Psychology

He studied psychology at the universities of Hamburg, Germany (1966-67) and Marburg, Germany (1967-68) and holds a degree in Psychology from Albion College, Michigan, USA (1969). He holds a master’s degree in experimental psychology (AEC) from Western Michigan University (1970) and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of California at Davis (1975). Professor emeritus of the University of Brasilia, he currently works as a senior collaborator and coordinator of the Laboratory of Environmental Psychology. He continues to teach Environmental Psychology and Research Planning. Conducts research in the field of environmental psychology, especially on urban quality of life and traffic psychology.

Dr Isolda de Araújo Günther
University of Brasilia, Brazil
Institute of Psychology

She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology (1970), licentiate degree in psychology (1969) and a bachelor’s degree (1968) from the Catholic University of Pernambuco, a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology (Social Psychology) from the Federal University of Paraíba (1979), a doctorate degree in Developmental Psychology from Michigan State University, USA (1983), a postdoctoral degree from the City University of New York, USA (1997-1998) and Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany (2003-2003). Since 1993, she is a Senior Collaborating Researcher at the University of Brasília. She works in the areas of developmental psychology and environmental psychology.