Francisco de Borja Jordán de Urríes, Ph. Doctor

Universidad de Salamanca
Institute on Community Integration
Avda de la Merced, 109-131
37005 Salamanca
Spain, 37005
Phone: 34 923 294500 extension 3376
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Last Updated: July 02, 2009

Francisco de Borja Jordán de Urríes

Primary Activity Coordinators: Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment
Discipline(s): Disability Studies



Borja Jordán de Urríes is a Doctor of Psychology with a special award by the University of Salamanca in 2002 and has a Masters in the Integration of People with Disabilities by the same University in 1995. He completed his studies as a Graduate in Teaching and a Degree in Psychology in 1992. He received various post-graduate scholarships until 2001 at which time he took up the post of Senior Technician in Disability at INICO developing among other activities the sub-division of Disability Information Services on Disability, and Scientific Seminar program on Research on Disabilities.

In the scientific field he has written more than 50 publications including books and articles, several of them of international significance, mainly dealing with support for people with disabilities, receiving a prize for his Doctorate in "Supported Employment in Spain: Analysis of variables that improve results in the development of services" and recently, the 2nd price in the cathegory "research" in the National Awards for Research and Innovation of AMPANS for the research "Comparative Study of Supported Employment in Europe". He has also participated in a range of projects, investigations and studies on Supported Employment, policies and information systems on diverse disability and other subjects. He has participated as speaker in a range of national and international conferences, among them the last European Conferences of EUSE and the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IASSID), and contributes to teaching in two Masters programmes and the Doctorate programme within INICO.

He has been the Vice-president of the Spanish Association of Supported Employment (AESE) of which he has been a member since 1998 and he has participated as the Spanish representative to the European Union of Supported Employment (EUSE) being member of its Executive Committee. He is also coordinating of the program ECA Madrid Supported Employment programme promoted by the Social Work Department of Caja Madrid Savings Bank and managed by INICO.