Álvaro is assistant professor at the Department of Project Engineering. He has an interdisciplinary profile, having studied technical industrial engineering (Univ. de Cantabria), automation engineering (Univ. del País Vasco), master's degree in rural development (Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) and a doctorate in agri-food economics and environment (UPV).

His teaching focuses on the Master's Degree in Development Cooperation, where he coordinates the EICE-MACODE educational innovation group. It also participates in the Innovation for Social and Environmental Transformation postgraduate courses organized by Ingenio, coordinating the digital socio-technical system module.

At the research level, he is interested in development processes, participatory methodologies, grassroots social innovation and, in general, the social impact that technology can generate. In fact, his doctoral thesis focused on analyzing the social impact of rural electrification projects with renewable energy in the Andes through the human development paradigm and the capabilities approach. Link to thesis here (http://riunet.upv.es/handle/10251/34459).

Selection of publications:

(2024) Maicas-Pérez, M., Boni, A., & Fernández-Baldor, Álvaro. Investigación Acción Feminista para la (re)construcción de organizaciones habitables. Revista Prisma Social, (44), 307–330. Recuperado a partir de https://revistaprismasocial.es/article/view/5174

 (2023) Guijarro, Ester; Castro; Fernández-Baldor, Álvaro. Integral viability analysis of entrepreneurial projects in critical contexts: Application to the case of the management of a shea mill in Kumbungu, Ghana. Intangible Capital, 3 (19), 434 - 458. 10.3926/ic.2223

 (2023) Fernández-Baldor, Álvaro. Una llamada desde el Sur Global a revisar la investigación participativa en clave de justicia en “Democratising Participatory Research. Journal de Ciencias Sociales, 2 (1), 108 - 112. 10.18682/jcs.v1i20.8188

 (2023) Leivas, M, FERNÁNDEZ-BALDOR, Á. Epistemic Resilience: Articulating Struggles and Dreams from the Co-production of Knowledge from Below Between Universities and Community Researchers. In: Walker, Boni & Velasco (eds). Reparative Futures and Transformative Learning Spaces. Pp. 69-88. Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 978-3-031-45805-7

 (2023) Bueno Castellano, FERNÁNDEZ-BALDOR, Á., Smith, A. Evolución y análisis del sistema digital desde la perspectiva multinivel. In: Innovación para la transformación social y ambiental. Una propuesta desde las transiciones sociotécnicas (207 - 233). Tirant Humanidades. ISBN: 978-84-1183-025-6

 (2022) Leivas, Monique; Maicas-Pérez, Marta; Monge-Hernández, Carmen Lidia; Fernández-Baldor, Álvaro. They Take Away What We Are”: Contributions of a Participatory Process with Photovoice to the Capabilities for Epistemic Liberation of Young People. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 1 (23), 50 - 72. 10.1080/19452829.2021.2005555

 (2022) Guijarro, Ester; María Clavel; Fernández-Baldor, Álvaro. Participatory Methodologies for Self-Management of Waste: Case Study for the Reduction of Plastics in the Sahrawi Refugee Camps. Sustainability, 237 (14), 1 - 17. 10.3390/su14042037

 (2021) Maicas-Pérez, M., Leivas, M., A., FERNÁNDEZ-BALDOR, Álvaro. Alzando voces tejiendo futuros. Aprendizaje en Acción en la ciudad de València. Introducción. Cuadernos de investigación en procesos de desarrollo, 8, 9-21.

 (2020) Leivas, M.; FERNÁNDEZ-BALDOR, Álvaro; Maicas-Pérez, M.; Calabuig-Tormo, C. A Freirian Approach to Epistemic Justice: Contributions of Action Learning to Capabilities for Epistemic Liberation. In: Walker, M., Boni, A. (eds.). Participatory Research, Capabilities and Epistemic Justice. A transformative agenda for higher education. Palgrave Macmillan.  pp. 89-114. ISBN 978-3-030-56197-0 http://hdl.handle.net/10251/202131

Otras publicaciones destacadas:

Fernández-Baldor, Álvaro; Lillo Rodrigo, Pau; Laia. (2015) A new integral management model and evaluation method to enhance sustainability of renewable energy projects for energy and sanitation services. Energy for Sustainable Development (29)1 - 12. 10.1016/j.esd.2015.08.003

Fernández-Baldor, Álvaro; Boni Aristizábal, Alejandra; Lillo Rodrigo, Pau; Hueso, Andrés. (2014) Are technological projects reducing social inequalities and improving people's well-being? A capability approach analysis of renewable energy-based electrification projects in Cajamarca, Peru. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities1 - 15. 10.1080/19452829.2013.837035



  1. Marta Maicas Pérz, Alejandra Boni Aristizabal, Álvaro Fernández-Baldor Martínez
    Revista Prisma Social,
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  2. I. Aparisi-Cerdá, D. Ribó-Pérez, J. Gomar-Pascual, J. Pineda-Soler, R. Poveda-Bautista, M. García-Melón
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews,
    Vol: 189 - pags 1 - 13


  1. E. Güell, C. Benito-Amat, J. Molas-Gallart
    Mental Health & Prevention,
    Vol: 0 - pags 1 - 19
  2. Irene Ramos-Vielba, Pablo D’Este
    Studies in Higher Education,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 12
  3. Rachel Bezner Kerr, Julio C Postigo, Pete Smith, Annette Cowie, Pramod K Singh, Marta Rivera-Ferre, Maria Cristina Tirado-von der Pahlen, Donovan Campbell, Henry Neufeldt
    Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability,
    Vol: 62 - pags 101 275 -
  4. Ferrán Catalá-López, Adolfo Alonso-Arroyo, Matthew J. Page, Lourdes Castelló-Cogollos, Brian Hutton, Manuel Ridao, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos, Rafael Aleixandre-Benavent, David Moher
    Journal of Clinical Epidemiology,
    Vol: 157 - pags 22 -
  5. Adela García-Aracil, Rosa Isusi-Fagoaga, Sílvia Monteiro, Leandro Almeida
    Education Sciences,
    Vol: 13 - pags 1 - 14
  6. Ana Escario-Chust, Fenna Vogelzang, Jordi Peris-Blanes, Guillermo Palau-Salvador, Sergio Segura-Calero
    Energy Research & Social Science,
    Vol: 100 - pags 1 - 13
  7. Hamed Vagheei, Alex Laini, Paolo Vezza, Guillermo Palau-Salvador, Fulvio Boano
    Science of The Total Environment,
    Vol: 893 - pags 164 645 -
  8. Adela García-Aracil, Rosa Isusi-Fagoaga, Isidora Navarro-Milla
    Research in Comparative and International Education,
    Vol: 18 - pags 104 - 122
  9. Adrián A Díaz-Faes, Oscar Llopis, Pablo D’Este, Jordi Molas-Gallart
    Research Evaluation,
    Vol: 00 - pags 1 - 15
  10. Nicolò Barbieri, Davide Consoli, Giovanni Marin, François Perruchas
    Regional Studies,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 15
  11. Francisco González-Sala, Julia Osca Lluch, Maria Peñaranda Ortega
    Revista Española de Documentación Científica,
    Vol: 46 - pags 1 - 14
  12. Richard Woolley, Jordi Molas-Gallart
    Research Evaluation,
    Vol: 32 - pags 591 - 602
  13. Davide Consoli, Giovanni Marin, Francesco Rentocchini, Francesco Vona
    Research Policy,
    Vol: 52 - pags 1 - 13
  14. Judit Manuel, Marta G. Rivera, Feliu López-i-Gelats
    Journal of Peasant Studies,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 27
  15. Marques, P., Morgan, K.
    Handbook of Industrial Development ,
    Vol: - pags 200 - 219
  16. Anderson, C., Pimbert, M., Binimelis, R., Rivera-Ferre, M.G.
    Springer Book
  17. Yinglong Qiu; Adela García-Aracil; Rosa Isusi-Fagoaga
    Education Sciences,
    Vol: 13 - pags 1 - 15
  18. Alejandra Boni, Diana Velasco, Jordi Molas-Gallart, Johan Schot
    Research Evaluation,
    Vol: - pags 1 - 14
  19. Davide Consoli, Valeria Costantini, Elena Paglialunga
    Research Policy,
    Vol: 52 - pags 1 - 21
  20. Adrián A. Díaz-Faes, Óscar Llopis, Pablo D'Este, Jordi Molas-Gallart
    Research Evaluation,
    Vol: rvad003 - pags 1 - 15
  21. Marques, P., Morgan, K.
    Territorial Innovation in Less Developed Regions: Governance, Technologies, and Sustainability,
    Vol: - pags 199 - 214


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