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Dr Daniel Adrover Roig

Dr Daniel Adrover Roig
Senior lecturer
Educational and Developmental Psychology


Brief CV

PhD in Psychology at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), in the area of ​​Psychobiology. I have been a lecturer and researcher at several universities (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), in which I have taught subjects such as Language Psychology and Genetic Basis of Behavior. I have done several pre-doctoral research stays (Universität Würzburg -Germany-; Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford Univesity -United Kingdom-) and a 2-year post doctoral research stay period at the Université de Montréal -Canada-. Since 2011 I have been a Senior Lecturer (Full Professor) at the UIB, in the Department of Applied Pedagogy and Educational Psychology belonging to the Faculty of Education. I have taught Developmental Psychology in School Age and Language Disorders in Primary Education. I have also been Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Education and since 2019 I act as the Coordinator of the Admission Tests for the Degrees in Infant and Primary Education. I am privileged to lead the Research Group in Development, Education and Language (I+DEL). I have oriented my research to study how bilingualism influences human cognition, with a particular interest in children with language difficulties, healthy adults and older adults without cognitive impairment. In recent years, I have also been exploring the phenomenon of bullying and its relationship to educational needs and language difficulties. I have supervised several doctoral theses on these topics and have been the principal investigator of two consecutive projects funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation. Thanks to ongoing teamwork, I have been able to publish about 25 articles indexed in the Journal of Citation Reports (JCR) database and more than 30 books and book chapters. I have also participated in more than 100 national and international conferences. Our research group was awarded with the 'Jordi Perelló' prize in research in Speech Therapy from the College of Speech Therapists of Catalonia, and in January 2022 the 'La Caixa' Foundation awarded us a Flash Call in Social Sciences, with which we are expanding existing research on cyberbullying.

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Academic positions


Coordinator of admission tests to the UIB (appointed by the Board of Directors)


Associate dean. Faculty of Education of the UIB

Secretary of the Credit Recognition and Transfer System of the GEP


Member of the board of the Institute for Research and Innovation in Educational Research (IRIE). Representative of the Psychology of Education area


Member of the R & D Commission of the PAPE department


Member of the Research Ethics Committee of the University of the Balearic Islands


Principal Investigator of the UIB Research, Education and Language Research Group (I+DEL)


Deputy representative of postdoctoral students at the Research Center of the Université Institut de Gériatrie de Montréal (Canada)


Representative member of the associate professors and predoctoral fellows from the Department of Psychology of the UIB

Academic training

Any 2004

Bsc in Psychology from the University of the Balearic Islands

Any 2005

Postgraduate inPedagogical Aptitude (CAP) issued by the Institute of Education Sciences (ICE)

Any 2007

Postgraduate in Educational Techniques of the European Higher Education Area (EEES)


Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) issued by the University of the Balearic Islands

Any 2009

PhD in Psychology issued by the University of the Balearic Islands.

Any 2009-2011

Postdoctoral fellow at the University Institute of Geriatrics of Montreal (Canada)


Office Hours

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Thesis advising

Thesis advisor during the academic year 2023-24 for the following PHD programmes:

Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Information
10691 - Secondary School Students: Learning and Personality Development
11885 - Neurodevelopment and Education
  • Master's Degree in Psychoeducational Research and Intervention2022-23
11904 - External Placements
  • Master's Degree in Psychoeducational Research and Intervention2022-23
11905 - Master's Thesis
  • Master's Degree in Psychoeducational Research and Intervention2022-23
22107 - Developmental Psychology in School Age Children
22132 - Final Degree Project in Primary Education
22164 - Benchmark practicals: Hearing and Language


Research groups

Group Membership type
Research on Development, Education and Language (I+DEL) Main researcher


Publications in books

  • Aguilar-Mediavilla, E., Buil-Legaz, L. López-Penadés, R, Sánchez-Azanza & Adrover-Roig, D. (2019). Atypical language development in Romance Languages, 1-23. Johns Benjamins Publishing Company: Amsterdam/Philadelpia
  • Aguilar-Mediavilla, E., Buil-Legaz, L., Pérez Castelló, J.A. & López-Penadés, R. & Adrover-Roig, D. (in press). Code-switching in bilingual Spanish-Catalan children with Specific Language Impairment. Series: Studies in bilingualism. John Benjamins Publishing company.
  • Aguilar-Mediavilla, E., Buil-Legaz, L. & Adrover-Roig, D. (2018). La adquisición de la fonología (Capítulo 3). pp 57-93. Pearson. ISBN : 978-1-78726-537-0.
  • Sánchez-Azanza, López-Penadés & Adrover-Roig, D. (2018). Trastornos del neurodesarrollo asociados a un déficit en las funciones ejecutivas En: Dificultades del lenguaje en los trastornos del desarrollo (Eds : Eva Aguilar Mediavilla & Ignasi Aparici). Editorial UOC.
  • Dash, T., Ghazi-Saidi, L., Berroir, P., Adrover-Roig, D. & Ansaldo, A.I. (2017). Bilingualism pays off at aging: More economic Functional Networks in the Bilingual Brain. Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI). OLBI Working Papers: Proceedings of the 2016 CCERBAL Conference, 8, 117-130 (Ed. Nikolay Slavkov).
  • Aguilar-Mediavilla, E., Buil-Legaz, L., Pérez Castelló, J.A. & Adrover-Roig, D. (2016). ¿Pueden las habilidades de comunicación referencial en la infancia predecir las relaciones interpersonales en la preadolescencia? Evidencia en niños con y sin trastorno específico del lenguaje Temas de lingüística clínica, 112-119. (Ed. Faustino Diéguez-Vide). ISBN : 978-84-15212-81-2. Actas del IV Congreso Internacional de Lingüística Clínica.
  • Aguilar-Mediavilla, E., Buil-Legaz, L. López-Penadés, R. & Adrover-Roig, D. En : Schwartz, R. G. & Auza Benavides, A. (2016). Language development and disorders in Spanish speaking children. Language development in bilingual Spanish-Catalan children with and without Specific Language Impairment: a longitudinal perspective (pp. 37-62). Series: Literacy Studies : Perspectives from Cognitive Neurosciences, Linguistics, Psychology and Education. Springer : USA.
  • Informe tècnic: La qualitat de vida de les persones majors a Mallorca. Institut Mallorquí d’Afers Socials (Observatori de les Persones Majors de Mallorca). (2015). Document realitat per: Josep Antoni Pérez-Castelló, Eva Aguilar-Mediavilla, Daniel Adrover-Roig, Lucía Buil-Legaz i Raül López-Penadés.
  • La formació inicial del professorat d’Educació infantil i Primària a les Illes Balears. (2015). Estat de la qüestió i propostes de millora. Número 3. Març de 2015. Realitzat per Daniel Adrover, Pere Alzina, Eva Aguilar, Ramon Bassa, Jaume Binimelis, Rubén Comas, Begoña de la Iglesia, Maria Ferrer, Dolors Forteza, Mercè Morey, Joan Jordi Muntaner, Carme Piña, Maribel Pomar, Maria Antonia Riera, Rosa Rosselló, Jesús Salinas, Francisca Salvà, Inmaculada Sureda, Gemma Tur, Santos Urbina, Jordi Vallespir, Sebastià Verger (coordinador: Jaume Sureda).
  • Aguilar, E., Buil, L. & Adrover-Roig, D. (2015). Dificultats de parla i realització del perfil fonològic (pp. 39-66). En: El llenguatge oral i escrit a l’escola: bones pràctiques. (Ed: Ramon Bassa i Martí). Barcelona: Ed. UOC. ISBN 978-84-9064-740-5
  • Aguilar, E., Buil, L. i Adrover-Roig, D. (2015). El llenguatge oral: desenvolupament. (pp. 81-105). En: Els llenguatges de l’infant: del cos i la parla a l’escriptura. (Ed: Ramon Bassa i Martí). Barcelona: Ed. UOC. ISBN 978-84-9064-738-7
  • Adrover-Roig, D., Buil, L. i Aguilar, E. (2015). El que les neurociències aporten a la didàctica de la llengua (pp. 49-80). En: Els llenguatges de l’infant: del cos i la parla a l’escriptura. (Ed: Ramon Bassa i Martí). Barcelona: Ed.UOC. ISBN 978-84-9064-738-7
  • Ríos-Lago, M., Adrover-Roig, D., de Noreña Martínez, D., Rodríguez-Sánchez, JM. (2014).  La atención. En: Neurociencia cognitiva (ed. Paloma Enríquez de Valenzuela): 1-25. Editorial Sanz y Torres. 2013. ISBN: 0000000006992.
  • Miranda, R., Adrover-Roig, D., Sánchez Cubillo y Muñoz, E. (2013). Capítulo 17. Mecanismos sinápticos y moleculares del aprendizaje y la memoria. Pp 439-460. En: Neurociencia Cognitiva (ed : Diego Redolar Ripoll). 2013. Editorial Médica Panamericana. ISBN: 978-84-9835-408-9.
  • Adrover-Roig, D., Muñoz, E, Sánchez Cubillo, y Miranda R. (2013). Capítulo 16. Neurobiología de los sistemas de aprendizaje y memoria. pp 411-438. En : Neurociencia Cognitiva (ed : Diego Redolar Ripoll). 2013. Editorial Médica Panamericana. ISBN: 978-84-9835-408-9.
  • Sobre el model lingüístic escolar de les Illes Balears. (2013). Publicació del Departament de Pedagogia Aplicada i Psicologia de l’Educació. Número 2.  Abril de 2013. Realitzat per Daniel Adrover, Eva Aguilar, Antoni Bauzà, Miquel Oliver Trobat, Josep Pérez, Jaume Sureda i Jordi Vallespir (coord : Ramon Bassa). Dept. Legal: PM 600-2012.
  • Sobre la ràtio alumnes per aula. (2013). Publicació del Departament de Pedagogia Aplicada i Psicologia de l’Educació. Número 1. (coord: Dolors Forteza i Jaume Sureda).  Setembre de 2012. Realitzat per Maria Teresa Adame, Daniel Adrover-Roig, Antoni Bauzà, Antonio Casero, Rubén Comas, Jaume Femenias, Dolors Forteza, Concepció Gotzens, Jaume March, Jaume Mascaró, Miquel Perelló, Mercè Morey, Bartomeu Quetgles, Maria Antònia Riera, Eduardo Rigo, Rosa Isabel Rodríguez, Maria Rosa Rosselló, Jesús Salinas, Francesca Salvà, Miquela Sastre, Jaume Sureda, Agustí Vergés i Santos Urbina. Dept. Legal : PM 600-2012.
  • Muñoz Marrón, E., Adrover-Roig, D., Sánchez Cubillo, I. y Miranda R. (2012). Capítulo II : Bases neuroanatómicas del aprendizaje y la memoria. En: Fundamentos del aprendizaje y del lenguaje (ed. Elena Muñoz Marrón y José Antonio Periáñez Morales): pp: 63-94 Dipòsit legal: B-22.739-2012. Editorial UOC.
  • Sánchez-Cubillo, I., Tirapu Ustárroz, J. y Adrover-Roig, D. (2012). Neuropsicología de la cognición social y la autoconciencia. (ref.1052014). En Neuropsicología del cortex prefrontal y funciones ejecutivas: (eds. J. Tirapu Ustárroz, M. Ríos-Lago, A. García Molina y A. Ardila): 353-390. 2012. Viguera Editores. ISBN : 978-84-92931-13-2.
  • Adrover-Roig, D., Marcotte, K., Scherer, LC., & Ansaldo, AI. (2012). Bilingual  aphasia: neural plasticity and considerations for recovery. En : Aspects in Multilingual Aphasia. (Ed : Martin Gittermann, Mira Goral and Lorraine K. Obler). Section I : Broad considerations; pp: 16-35. 2012. ISBN: 978-1-84769-754-7. Ed : Multilingual Matters.
  • Ríos-Lago, M., Adrover-Roig, D., & Rodríguez Sánchez, JM. (2011). La atención. En: Neurociencia Cognitiva: una introducción (ed : Paloma Enríquez) Editorial UNED. 2011. Código UNED 0147531MT01B01.Dep legal : M7872-2011
  • Adrover-Roig, D. i Barceló, F. (2009). Envelliment i flexibilitat cognitiva : un abordatge neuropsicològic. II Anuari d’Envelliment de les Illes Balears 2009. Palma de Mallorca: Càtedra d´Atenció a la Dependència i Promoció de l´Autonomia Personal pp 175-213. ISBN. 84-8384-117-7
  • Adrover-Roig, D. (2009). Análisis neurocognitivo de la dinámica de las redes de memoria en el envejecimiento. HTTP://WWW.TDX.CAT/TDX-0715109-091855. ISBN. 978-84-692-5123-2
  • Adrover-Roig, D (2009). Electrofisiología del cambio de tarea en el envejecimiento normal. ISBN 978-3-639-18914-8. Editorial VBM Verlag.

Research papers

  • Aguilar-Mediavilla, E., Kearney, R. O., Adrover-Roig, D., Simon-Cereijido, G., & Buil-Legaz, L. (2022). Editorial: Socio-Emotional and Educational Variables in Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). Frontiers in Psychology, 13(March), 1-3. 
  • Aguilar-Mediavilla, E., Pérez-Pereira, M., Serrat-Sellabona, E., & Adrover-Roig, D. (2022) Introduction to Language Development in Children: Description to Detect and Prevent Language Difficulties. Children 2022, 9, 412.
  • Esteller-Cano, À., Buil-Legaz, L., López-Penadés, R., Aguilar-Mediavilla, E., & Adrover-Roig, D. (2022). Retrospective bullying trajectories in adults with self-reported oral language difficulties. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 57, 578-592.
  • Sureda-García, I, Sánchez-Azanza, V, Valera-Pozo, M, Adrover-Roig, D* & Aguilar-Mediavilla E. (2021). Associations between self, peer and teacher reports of social skills and victimization in school in children with language disorders. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Mas-Herrero, E., Adrover-Roig, D., Ruz, M., & de Diego-Balaguer R. (2021). Do bilinguals outperform monolinguals in switching tasks? Contrary evidence for linguistic and non-linguistic switching tasks. Neurobiology of Language, 2(3), 1-37.
  • Valera-Pozo, M., Flexas, A., Servera, M., Aguilar-Mediavilla, E., & Adrover-Roig, D. (2021). Long-Term Profiles of Bullying Victims and Aggressors: A Retrospective Study. Frontiers in  Psychology.
  • Esteller-Cano, À., Buil-Legaz, L., Pérez-Castelló, J. A., López-Penadés, R., Sánchez-Azanza, V., Sureda-García, I., Valera-Pozo, M., Flexas, A., Aguilar-Mediavilla, E., & Adrover-Roig, D. (2021). California Bullying Victimization Scale-Retrospective ( CBVS-R ): Validation of the Spanish Adaptation. Psicothema, 33(2), 279–286. 
  • Acebedo, L., Buil-legaz, L., Adrover-Roig, D., & Aguilar-Mediavilla, E. (2020). Impact of the use of media devices within the family context on the language of preteens. Children, 7(12), 1-15. 
  • Valera-Pozo, M., Adrover-Roig, D., Pérez Castelló, JA, Sánchez-Azanza, V, & Aguilar-Mediavilla, E. (2020) Socioemotional adjustment of adolescents with and without developmental language disorder (DLD) is related to family involvement Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 1949; doi:10.3390/ijerph17061949
  • López Penadés, R, Sánzhez-Azanza, V, Buil-Legaz L, & Aguilar-Mediavilla. Adrover-Roig, D. (2020). Associations between natural language switching and executive control in early bilinguals. Bilingualism: Language & Cognition, 1–12.
  • Sánchez-Azanza-V, Adrover-Roig, D., Aguilar-Mediavilla, E. & López-Penadés, R (2020). Latent variable analysis on the interplay between language switching and executive control. International Journal of Bilingualism, 1-19; DOI:10.1177/1367006920902525.
  • Sánchez-Azanza, V, López-Penadés, V. & Adrover-Roig, D (2019). More similitudes than diffrences between bilinguals and monolinguals on speeded and demand-varying tasks (Language, Cognition & Neuroscience FI = 2.44; Q1, en prensa). DOI: 10.1080/23273798.2019.1706752.
  • Aguilar-Mediavilla; E., Buil-Legaz; L., López-Penadés; R., Sánchez-Azanza; V., Adrover-Roig, D. (2019). Academic outcomes in bilingual children with developmental language disorder: a longitudinal study. 917672 - Frontiers In Psychology. (Suiza): 2019. ISSN 1664-1078.
  • Pinel, V., Aguiló Rendón, L;., Adrover-Roig, D. (2018). Los robots sociales como promotores de la comunicación en los Trastornos del Espectro Autista (TEA). Letras de Hoje, 53 - 1, pp. 37 - 49.
  • Sánchez-Azanza, V. A., López-Penadés, R., Buil-Legaz, L., Aguilar-Mediavilla, E., & Adrover-Roig, D. (2017). Is bilingualism losing its advantage? A bibliometric approach. PLoS ONE, 12(4), 1?13. pone.0176151
  • Galparsoro-Izagirre, N., Sánchez-Cubillo, i., Migueles; Adrover-Roig, D. (2017). Evaluación neuropsicológica de la pragmática de la comunicación en un paciente con daño cerebral adquirido.  Revista Mexicana de Neurociencia. 18 - 5, pp. 88 - 95. Academia Mexicana de Neurología, 2017.
  • Buil-Legaz, L., Aguilar-Mediavilla, E., & Adrover-Roig, D. (2016). Longitudinal trajectories of the representation and access to phonological information in bilingual children with specific language impairment. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 18(5), 473-482.
  • Buil-Legaz, L., Pérez-Castelló, J. A., Adrover-Roig, D., & Aguilar-Mediavilla, E. (2016). Referential communication effectiveness in Spanish-Catalan children with and without Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Anuario de Psicología. The UB Journal of Psychology, 46(1), 31-40.
  • Ansaldo, AI., Ghazi Saidi, L., Adrover-Roig, D. (2015). Interference Control in Elderly Bilinguals:appearances can be misleading. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 37 - 5, pp. 455 - 470.
  • Aguilar Mediavilla, E., Buil-Legaz, L., Pérez-Castelló, J.A., Rigo-Carratalá, E., Adrover-Roig, D. (2014). Early preschool processing abilities predict subsequent reading outcomes in Spanish-Catalan children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). 911795 - Journal of Communication Disorders, 50, pp. 19 - 35.
  • Lubrini G., Periañez JA., Rios-Lago M., Viejo-Sobera R., Ayesa-Arriola R., Sanchez-Cubillo I., Crespo-Facorro, B., Álvarez-Linera J., Adrover-Roig D; Rodriguez-Sanchez JM. (2014). Clinical Spanish norms of the Stroop test for traumatic brain injury and schizophrenia. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 17 - E96, pp. 1- 10.
  • Adrover-Roig, D., Sesé, A., Barceló, F., Palmer, A. (2012). A latent variable approach to executive control in healthyageing. Brain and Cognition, 78 - 3, pp. 284 - 299.
  • Grases, G., Sánchez-Curto, C., Rigo, E., Adrover-Roig, D. (2012). Relación entre el humor positivo y la ansiedad rasgo y estado. Ansiedad y Estrés, 18 - 1, pp. 79 - 90.
  • Marcotte, K., Adrover-Roig, D., Damien, B., de Préaumont, M., Généreux, S., Hubert, M.,  Ansaldo, A.I. (2012). Therapy-induced neuroplasticity in chronic aphasia. Neuropsychologia, 50 - 8, pp. 1776 - 1786.
  • Adrover-Roig, D., Galparsoro-Izagirre, N., Marcotte, K., Ferré, P., Wilson, M.A., Ansaldo, AI. (2011). Impaired L1 and executive control after left basal ganglia damage in a bilingual Basque-Spanish person with aphasia. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 25 - 7, pp. 480 - 498.
  • Calafat, A., Mantecón, A., Juan, M., Adrover-Roig, D., Blay, N., Rosal, F. (2011). Violent behaviour, drunkenness, drug use, and social capital in nightlife contexts. Psychosocial Intervention, 1 - 20, pp. 45 - 51.
  • Adrover-Roig, D., Ansaldo, AI. (2009). El bilingüismo como factor de protección en el envejecimiento cognitivo. Revista de la Sociedad Latinoamericana de Neuropsicología. 1 - 1, pp. 1 - 15.
  • Massicotte, PL., Adrover-Roig, D., Ansaldo, AI., Caza, N. (2011). Source memory in older monolinguals and bilinguals. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 23, pp. 33 - 34.
  • Raboyeau, G., Marcotte, K., Adrover-Roig, D., Ansaldo, AI. (2010). Brain activation and lexical learning: the impact of learning phase and word type. Neuroimage, 49 - 3, pp. 2850 - 2861.
  • Adrover-Roig, D., Barceló, F. (2010). Individual differences in aging and cognitive control modulate the neural indexes of context updating and maintenance during task switching. Cortex, 46 - 4, pp. 434 - 450.
  • Sánchez-Cubillo,I., Periáñez, JA., Adrover-Roig, D., Rodríguez-Sanchez,JM., Ríos-Lago, M., Tirapu, J., Barceló, F. (2009). Construct validity of the Trail Making Test: role of task switching, working memory, inhibition/interference control, and visuomotor abilities. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 15, pp. 438 - 450.
  • Calafat, A., Adrover-Roig, D., Blay, N., Juan Jerez, M; Bellis, MA., Hughes, K., Mendes, F., Kokkevi, A. (2009). Which young people do accept a lift from a drunk or drugged driver?. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 41, pp. 703 - 709.
  • Calafat A., Juan M., Adrover-Roig, D., Blay N., Bellis M., Hughes K. (2009). Traffic risk behaviors at nightlife: drinking, taking drugs, driving and use of public transport in young people. Traffic Injury Prevention, 10 - 2, pp. 162 - 169.
  • Calafat, A., Adrover-Roig, D., Juan Jerez, M., Blay, N. (2008). Relación del consumo de alcohol y drogas de los jóvenes españoles con la siniestralidad vial durante la vida recreativa nocturna en tres comunicades autónomas en 2007. Revista Española de Salud Pública, 82, pp. 323 - 331.
  • Perianez, J.A., Rios-Lago, M., Rodríguez-Sánchez, J.M., Adrover-Roig, D., Sanchez-Cubillo, I., Crespo-Facorro, B., Quemada, J.I., Barcelo, F. (2007). Trail Making Test in traumatic brain injury, schizophrenia, and normal ageing: Sample comparisons and normative data. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 22, pp. 433 - 447.
  • Adrover-Roig, D., Moreno Gradaille, B. (2007). El aprendizaje visuoespacial y la memoria semántica: dos indicadores tempranos del deterioro cognitivo asociado al envejecimiento. MAPFRE Medicina,18, pp. 9 - 16.


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