Éric Dugas: Disabilities mission officer

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Éric Dugas, professor of educational sciences, was appointed mission officer for Disabilities in February 2022 by Dean Lewis, President of the University of Bordeaux

Photo : Eric Dugas © Arthur Pequin
Eric Dugas © Arthur Pequin

After graduating with an Advanced Studies diploma (DEA) in sociology from the Sorbonne and a thesis on learning transfer at school from Paris-Descartes University, Éric Dugas focused his work on the theme of physical involvement, health/relational well-being, empathy, particularly among people with special education needs. In the context of human otherness, he also leads projects concerning serious illnesses (cancer and rare diseases), particularly in relation to school and university inclusiveness. Appointed professor in 2012, Éric Dugas began teaching educational science in Bordeaux at the Institute of Education (INSPE) - Aquitaine (in French). At the same time, he quickly became active in university life. He took over the co-leadership of a research team and is currently co-leader of LACES, the Laboratory of Cultures – Education – Societies (in French).

At the time of the university merger in 2014, he became deputy director and then director (December 2015) of the research department in Human and Social Sciences and health officer at INSPE Aquitaine until 2016.

In 2014, he was also appointed by University of Bordeaux President Manuel Tunon de Lara as mission officer in charge of Disabilities. During that term, he implemented the first Disability Master Plan (2015-2021) and continued his mission during the second term in 2018. In 2021, he co-designed the second and current Disability Master Plan (2021-2026).

He was reappointed in that role in February 2022 by Dean Lewis, President of the University of Bordeaux.

Facilitating the life goals of students and staff with disabilities at the University of Bordeaux, better than just social cohesion together, acting together would be an ambitious humanist objective...

Éric Dugas, mission officer for Disabilities

Key dates

1994 - Advanced Studies Diploma (DEA) in sociology, Paris Sorbonne

1999 - Doctorate, Paris-Descartes University

2009 - Accreditation to supervise research, Paris-Descartes University

2012 - University professor

2012 - Lecturer-researcher in educational science at Bordeaux ESPE

2012 - Co-leader of research team "Intervention and Prevention" at LACES

2014-2019 - Director of research department in Human and Social Sciences and mission officer for health at the Institute of Education (INSPE)

UNIRèS health contact/liaison officer for INSPE-Bordeaux Education Authority

2019-2021 - Head of the research department at INSPE

Since 2020 - Director of the "S@nté en contextes" collection

2014-2018-2022 - Mission officer for Disabilities, University of Bordeaux

Mission Statement - Éric Dugas (in French)

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