Background and activities

Anabel Corral- Granados is a postdoctoral research fellow engaged in the "Childhood, School and Inequality in the Nordic Countries (Unequal Childhood)" project at the Department of Teacher Education (NTNU). In her PhD thesis from Anglia Ruskin University (UK), she explored conceptualizations of inclusion and understanding and implementation of inclusive ways of working with children with disabilities. She has in-depth competence in organisational theories, policy analysis and inclusion teaching. She has experience from The European Agency for special needs and inclusive education, in Brussels (Belgium) and Odense (Denmark). Corral has worked as Associate Professor at the State University of Alicante, where she coordinated three different units on educational psychology and taught on children rights, educational psychology and international policy in education.


2009-09-01 to 2016-06-01
(dissertation defended)

Ph.D. in Early Childhood education Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford, England, UK

The professional development of early years educators when promoting inclusive teaching practices for children with SEN: two European exploratory case studies in primary schools

2018-01-01 to 2018-12-01

Master’s in education spe. leadership, policy and change (Education), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

2009-01-01 to 2009-12-01

Master's degree in teacher training for compulsory secondary education, high school, vocational training and language teaching. CAP (education) University of Almeria, Spain.

2005-09-01 to 2007-07-01

Master’s in special Needs Education, University of Oslo, Norway.



To 2005-08-15

Summer school. Specialisation training on Special Needs Education, University of Oslo, Norway.

1999-09-01 to 2004-12-01

Master’s in psychology (Psychology), (Licenciatura en psicologia) University of Almeria, Spain



Postdoc position Department of teacher education, NTNU University, Trondheim, Norway



  • MGLU4514 (Pedagogikk og elevkunnskap 3 (5-10))
  • MGLU5224 (Spesialpedagogikk med vekt på sosiale og emosjonelle utfordringer)


  • MGLU5224 (Spesialpedagogikk med vekt på sosiale og emosjonelle utfordringer)
  • MGLU3201 (Innøfring i spesialpedagogikk)



Associated professor University of Alicante, Spain


(2018/19) and (2019/20)

  • Learning difficulties and developmental disorders (6 credits) (English) Main subject coordinator.
  • learning and developmental difficulties developmental characteristics (6 credits)


  • Development and motor skills learning (9 credits)
  • Developmental psychology in social work (6 credits)


School director and SENCo Alicante, Spain



Researcher European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education, Brussels, Belgium

Under the projects “Early childhood education and inclusive education” and “VET and SEN”



Anglia Ruskin University lecturer (part-time), Chelmsford, UK


  • (2011/12) Understanding the child and learning (6 credits)
  • Comparative perspectives in international education (6 credits)
  • (2010/11) International and comparative perspectives in education (6 credits)
  • (2009/10) Children rights: national and international contexts. (6 Credits)


Researcher/ Trainee in CEDEFOP (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training)/Thessaloniki / Greece

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Journal publications


  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2018) A case study on literacy practices from an international nursery: bed time stories experiences between a group of preschoolers and their parents. 2018. ISBN 978-84-09-02854-2.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2014) Aplicación de las Ciencias psicosociales al ámbito de cuidar (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) 1st Edition. Elsevier. 2014. ISBN 978-8490224502.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2012) VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING Policy and Practice in the field of Special Needs Education Literature Review. 2012. ISBN 978-87-7110-409-7.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2011) Congreso Internacional: Educación Especial y Mundo Digital. XXVIII Jornadas Nacionales de Universidades y Educación Especial. "Educación Especial en los Nuevos Títulos de Grado" (Almería, 12, 13 y 14 abril de 2011). Actas [Special education and the digital world]. 2011. ISBN 978-84-694-2294-6.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2011) Enfermeria en salud mental [Mental health nursing]. 2011. ISBN 978-84-9961-027-6.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2009) Vocational education and training in Sweden Short description. 2009. ISBN 978-92-896-0619-6.


  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2016) AC Granados 1 2007 The professional development of early years educators when promoting inclusive teaching practices for children with SEN: Two european exploratory case studies in primary schools. 2016.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2007) Hippotherapy as early intervention for children with special needs: a study based on case studies of Spanish children with rare congenital disorders. Universitetet i Oslo. 2007.


  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2021) Barriers to equality and culturally responsiveness in three Urban Norwegian primary schools. A critical lent to school staff perceptions. ECE IAFOR . IAFOR The International Academic Forum (IAFOR); 2021-07-15 - 2021-07-17.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel; Rapp, Anna Cecilia. (2021) Inclusion in Nordic Schools: Challenges and perspectives. DEC conference . Divison for Early Childhood Conference; 2021-01-26 - 2021-01-26.
  • Rapp, Anna Cecilia; Corral Granados, Anabel; Smeplass, Eli. (2021) Institutionalized Inequality - Hope of Emancipation Through Education. NERA . Nordic Educational Research Association; Odense. 2021-11-03 - 2021-11-05.
  • Smeplass, Eli; Rapp, Anna Cecilia; Corral Granados, Anabel. (2021) Exploring the Institutional Gap Between Equity in Policy and Practice in Nordic Education. AERA . American Educational Research Association; Digital conference. 2021-04-09 - 2021-04-12.
  • Smeplass, Eli; Rapp, Anna Cecilia; Corral Granados, Anabel. (2021) Nordic Workshop of Welfare in Education and Early Childhood. Webinar Conference for Nordic Unequal Childhood . Institutt for lærerutdanning; Zoom. 2021-09-22 - 2021-09-22.
  • Smeplass, Eli; Rapp, Anna Cecilia; Corral Granados, Anabel. (2021) Organization of Social Inclusion and Welfare in Three Nordic Cities. Webinar Conference for Nordic Unequal Childhood . Nordic Unequal Childhood; Zoom. 2021-09-22 - 2021-09-22.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2018) 20th September until the 29th of November 2018.3 hours Training for primary school teachers teachers in 2 years old group in state schools. Curso 18AL11EI019 - El aula de 2 años: Primeros momentos, primeras emociones, primeras satisfacciones. Benidorm Alicante. Valencian Community state teachers seminar . Valencian community governmental council; Benidorm. 2018-11-20 - 2018-11-29.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2018) July, 2018. XXXI ENCUENTRO DE ESCUELAS ASOCIADAS DE LA UNESCO. participation in the National Congress. Benidorm, Spain. UNESCO ASSOCIATED SCHOOLS CONFERENCE . UNESCO ASSOCIATED SCHOOLS; Benidorm , Lope de Vega School. 2018-07-02 - 2018-07-03.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2014) 3rd of April, 2014.Corral Granados Anabel in representation of the European Agency "Indicadores y Evidencias en el ambito europeo". “La escuela inclusiva en Catalunya. El reto de aprender”. Barcelona. ASPASIM. ASPASIM organisation conference ; Barcelona. 2014-04-03 - 2014-04-03.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2013) Enfoques teóricos innovadores hacia la inclusión. La implementación de prácticas inclusivas en dos centros educativos en primaria Melbourne, Australia. Universidad de Almeria. I International Congress on Social and Educational Intervention in Vulnerable Groups . University of Almeria; Almeria. 2013-12-13 - 2013-12-13.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2013) Inclusive Education in Europe: Coordination at Putting theory into practice International Conference - 18 November 2013 Reflections from researchers. International conference Inclusive Education in Europe . European Agency for Special Needs and inclusive education; Brussels. 2013-11-18 - 2013-11-18.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2011) February, 2011, Brown Bag Session: Update on Phd Student research. Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford. Brown bag session . Early childhood research group Anglia Ruskin University; 2011-02-15 - 2011-02-15.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2011) November 2011, Coordination at the European Hearing, European Agency Brussels, Belgium. European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium. European Hearing, . European Commission and European Parliament; Brussels. 2011-11-07 - 2011-11-07.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2011) September, 2011. Institute of Education, London. BERA Conference. Reference Number: 777. Title: Inclusion in early years settings – Framing the field from a historical and cultural perspective. BERA CONFERENCE ; British Educational research Association. 2011-11-07 - 2011-11-07.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2010) Seminario Educación Inclusiva: más y mejores empleos para las personas con discapacidad, Summer school. Universidad Menendez Pelayo, Santander, Spain. In representation of the European Agency for the Development in Special Needs Education. Summer school . Menendez Pelayo University; Santander. 2010-07-23 - 2010-07-25.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2009) June 2009, Athens (Greece). "Implementation of Professional Practices in Melbourne (Australia) Based on Innovative Theoretical Approaches Toward Inclusion "Oral Presentation. (3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PSYCHOLOGY) Published: Conference records papers. 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PSYCHOLOGY ; Greece. 2009-06-08 - 2009-06-08.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2008) March 2008, Salamanca (Spain) in collaboration with Genoveva Granados Gámez and Francisca Rosa Jiménez López. Poster: “Facilitating to learn versus promoting the autonomy during the daily activities in patients with mental disability” XXV National Congress of Mental Health in Nursing; Publisher: conference paper. XXV National Congress of Mental Health in Nursing . University of Salamanca; 2008-03-27 - 2008-03-27.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2008) November 2008, Madrid (Spain) in collaboration with Genoveva Granados Gámez and Fredrik Kruse. Poster: “Commendability of Headteacher designer leadership in an international perspective”. International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI, 2008) Published: Conference records paper. ICERI ; Madrid. 2008-11-18 - 2008-11-18.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2006) November 2006, Jaén (Spain). Paper: “Intellectual Challenge evaluation related to the learning barriers in the educative context”; Published: Conference records papers. I Andalusian Conference in Intellectual Challenges . University of Jaen; Jaen. 2006-11-10 - 2006-11-10.
  • Corral Granados, Anabel. (2006) October 2006, Almería (Spain) in collaboration with Fredrik Kruse. Paper: Main Aspects, possibilities and constraints in the implementation of the curriculum relation model of inclusion in primary schools. Published: Conference records papers. IV International Conference of Special and Specific Needs . University of Almeria; 2006-10-06 - 2006-10-06.