Cris Castro Alonso

Dr., Assistant Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Cognitive load theory
Multimedia learning
Science education
Working memory and visuospatial processing
Embodied cognition
Gender differences


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Dr Juan Cristobal Castro-Alonso (Cris Castro) is a Biochemist, Master’s in Communication and Education, and PhD in Education. He is principal investigator and collaborator in research projects about educational psychology, cognitive science, STEM education, and multimedia learning. He has a proven record in quantitative experimental design, data processing, and statistical analyses. Dr Cris Castro is editor in the prestigious international journals Educational Psychology Review, PLOS ONE, Frontiers in Psychology, and Educational and Developmental Psychologist. He has edited and coauthored the book “Visuospatial processing for education in health and natural sciences” (2019, Springer), and has published more than 30 journal articles and book chapters.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Education, University of New South Wales

Award Date: 2 Dec 2013

Master of Education, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Award Date: 2 Oct 2006

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Biochemistry, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Award Date: 1 Oct 2002


  • L Education (General)
  • BF Psychology
  • HA Statistics


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