Dr Ingrid Mulà holds a Beatriz Galindo post-doctoral contract at the Universitat de Girona. She has held academic research positions at Universities in Spain, UK and Gibraltar, and has been a post-doctoral visiting researcher in Malaysia and pre-doctoral fellow in Belgium. In 2019, she was elected Executive Director of the COPERNICUS Alliance - the European network of higher education institutions committed to sustainability.
Her areas of expertise include higher education for sustainable development, science teacher education and earlychildhood education for sustainability. She has published in these areas and given keynotes in renowned international conferences. She currently participates in an Erasmus+ project on online transformative learning for sustainable development.
From 2013-16, Ingrid managed a large European-funded project titled 'University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD)' aiming at reorienting the higher education curriculum towards sustainable development through professional development. The project involved 53 universities in 33 countries. Previously, she coordinated the United Nations University Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (UNU RCE Severn), a multi-stakeholder network seeking to accelerate change for sustainability at the local level.
Ingrid has been a consultant for international organisations and agencies such as UNESCO (Paris), UNESCO Humid Tropic Centre (Malaysia), German Commission for UNESCO, and the Environment and School Initiatives (ENSI). She is a member of the national group on sustainability in the curriculum from the Spanish Conference of Rectors (CRUE) and member of the cluster on sustainable development research from the International Association of Universities (IAU).
She graduated with a BSc in Environmental Sciences at the Universitat de Girona. She holds an Advanced Studies Diploma (MRes) from the Interuniversity Programme on Environmental Education, and a PhD in Sustainability from the University of Gloucestershire (UK). Her PhD thesis explored social learning and institutional change processes for sustainability in several UK universities. It used creative, collaborative and transformative research methods to facilitate transformations for sustainable development in higher education.