Pierre-Yves Barbier holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (2001) from University of Montreal, Canada. In 2003, he completed his post-doctoral studies with Kieran Egan on Imaginative Education at Simon Fraser University.
His current research interests and publications are connected with the application of a Mindfulness Educational Psychology model to assist authentic learning of qualitative research practices and with University Teaching and Learning. He is currently Director of the Teaching and Learning Center (SASE) of Université de Moncton, Canada.
He has been involved in Teacher Training Programs from 1991 either as a professor, a Director or as a Dean. He has been a long-standing student of Spirituality and Epistemology and of Anthroposophy (since 1982) and Integral Theory (since 2008).
Since 2004, he is responsible for training Master and Doctorate levels graduate students in qualitative research methods projects at the Faculty of Education, University of Moncton, NB, Canada. Over the years, he supervised more than 165 research projects for 340 graduate students.