Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University (UCBL) is a multidisciplinary university providing teaching for 45,000 students a year in the fields of science and technology, health and sport. Providing a wide initial undergraduate studies programme, Lyon 1 accompanies independent or company backed students in continuing professional development training. Lyon 1 is also proud to count a large proportion of foreign students (10,5% of its students, 134 nationalities). Lyon 1 employs 2900 academic staff, of which 700 are also hospital practitioners and 1800 technical and administrative staff. UCBL is a member of Université de Lyon (UdL), the most important French University site outside the Paris region.

Having established a strong intellectual reputation both in France and throughout the world, Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University is continually pushing the boundaries of knowledge, promoting education through research and constantly encouraging dialogue between science and society. Lyon University received the IDEX label in February 2017. This distinction recognizes it as an academic site of excellence with an international vocation. Key points of excellence include the use of co-construction; integration of the research – education – innovation components as an inseparable whole, which is essential to the connections between the academic world, the environment, and society; and the pertinence of actions and organizational structures.

The team involved in SPISEY works in the Teacher Training College, which is specialized in teaching-oriented competency development. Specialized Masters’ degrees include Health Education and promotion, and Special Needs and Inclusion.

In the SPISEY project, the Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University will take the lead of the project’s evaluation work package. It is important for the team in terms of research, but also practice and teaching, as all of the team’s research is strongly rooted in field-practice, through intervention- and action-research projects. SPISEY is an opportunity for the team to build knowledge about inclusion, and evaluation of complex projects, and also collaborate with new partners and learn from them.

With the SPISEY project, Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University takes part, for the first time, to this kind of initiative within the Erasmus+ Key Action 3: An important opportunity for the administrative and financial services to strengthen the technical project management skills and participate to new Erasmus+ Key Actions.

Emily Darlington (PhD in Health Promotion) has a permanent position as associate-professor at Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University. Her research focuses on health promotion project implementation and project evaluation, particularly multi-layered evaluation of outcomes, impact, and assessment of efficiency.

She also focuses on the contextual factors and operating mechanisms involved in the outcomes observed. Other research interests include participatory approaches, and particularly co-creation and design thinking.

She is a member of the research Unit HESPER EA 7425. She has been WP leader in several European projects: the HEPCOM project (childhood obesity prevention and promotion of physical activity), Co-creating Welfare: “Co-Creation: a method to develop sustainable welfare solutions”. She is a core member of the SHE (Schools for Health in Europe) research group and a board member of the UNIRéS network (network of universities for health promotion).  She also works with the French Ministry of Education to develop Health promoting schools in France.

Julien Masson (PhD in Educational sciences) has a permanent position as an associate professor at Lyon1 University. His teaching interests include educational sciences, health promotion, and psychology. He is part of the health promotion team at the Teacher Training College at Lyon 1. His research interest is focused on motivational processes involved in human behavior, health promotion, health education, and academic achievement.

He is a member of Health Services and Performance Research group (HESPER), board member of the Unirès for education and health promotion and member of the SHE Network (Schools for Health in Europe Network) research group. He also works with the French Ministry of Education to develop Health promoting schools in France.

His research aims to elicit to what extent academic achievement in primary school pupils is linked with self-efficacy theory; interest; achievement goals which orient people’s choice of tasks. Julien Masson developed psychometrically validated tools to measure motivation, and he works on the concept of well-being and health promotion in schools.

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