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Associate professor, Université Laval

Natalia Varela, is an associate professor at Université Laval. Dr. Varela research experience involve an interdisciplinary approach which enabled her to acquire tools working on an array of projects involving at-risk children and families around the world (Colombia, Canada, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Burundi). The last few years, Dr. Varela worked on various projects in Canada and Colombia, aiming to support through evidence and research the child protection systems and the prevention of child maltreatment. Having worked with United Nations agencies and international NGO’s, Dr. Varela has gained expertise in academic research, as well as international development and vulnerable children around the world.


  • 2016–present
    Professor, Universidad Externado de Colombia