Post-doc Researcher (University of Algarve).
Founding member of the Regional Science Academy; co-chair of the cluster on "Leisure, Tourism and Recreation" (NECTAR).
PhD inTourism at University of Algarve (2012); MsC in Economics and Management of Science and Technology (1995) and BA in Economics (1991) at Technical University of Lisbon.
Visiting Researcher at Yale University (USA, 2010), VU-Amsterdam (Netherlands, 2010-2013) and Hokkaido University (Japan, 2012). Guest Lecturer at Hokkaido University (2015-2017).
Working experiences in local (city council and consultant) and regional development (consultant).
Experience in journalism, media production and web contents.