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Team Direction Board

Integrated and Associated Members

  • 27 Integrated Members
  • 18 Associated Members



  • Américo Mateus ISMAT
  • Álvaro Dias ECEO/ULHT
  • Isabel Marques FCESE/ULP
  • Arthur Araújo FCESE/ULP

Maria João Machado has a PhD in management from the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) since 2008 and a Post-doctorate in accounting from the ISCTE-IUL since 2017. She was an Assistant Professor at the NOVA School of Business and Economics until August 2008. From September 2008 to September 2018, she was Assistant Professor at ISCTE Business School, where she was director of the Master’s in accounting, sub-director of the Accounting Department, member of the Scientific Council and member of the Pedagogical Council of ISCTE-IUL. She has oriented three doctoral theses and 29 master’s dissertations, having received two pedagogical awards: ISCTE-IUL 2015 pedagogical innovation award; best teacher of ISCTE-IUL 2010 Master’s in accounting. From 2009 to 2018 she was a researcher in the area of Management Accounting at UNIDE-IUL, having published several scientific articles in international journals and received several research awards, namely: best paper award of the TMS 2013 – Tourism and management studies, International Conference; scientific award ISCTE-IUL – Publication Q2 SCOPUS, 2017 and 2018. She is additionally active in refereeing articles for several management journals. She has served as member of scientific committees in several management and accounting conferences. She is currently an Associate Professor of ECEO – School of Economic Sciences and Organizations, at the Universidade Lusófona. (See:

MAFALDA PATULEIA has a PhD in Tourism from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Algarve. Graduated in Tourism at INP and obtained a Master’s degree from ISCTE in Communication, Culture and Information Technologies. She is the Head of Tourism Department of the Lusófona Group and Dean of the Higher Institute of New Professions (INP), where she also teaches, among other subjects, Tourism Studies and Sociology of Leisure and Tourism. She is President of the Technical and Scientific Council of INP. She teaches at various national and foreign universities. She has produced research in the field of Tourism, including book chapters, papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings, case studies, and working papers.

Catarina Gomes. Completed the PhD in Management and Development of Human Resources in 2014 by ISCTE Business School, Master in Psychology in 2009 by the University of Lisbon Faculty of Psychology and Licenciatura em Psicologia in 2008 by the University of Lisbon Lisbon Faculty of Psychology. She is an Associate Professor at Universidade Lusófona. She published 9 articles in specialized magazines. In her professional activities, she interacted with 30 collaborator (s) in co-authoring scientific works. In its Ciência Vitae curriculum, the most frequent terms in the context of scientific, technological and artistic-cultural production are: Soft skills; Expectations of career results; Career management; Extrinsic expectations; Intrinsic expectations; Career outcomes expectations; Career management; Extrinsic Expectations; Intrinsic Expectations; Organizational change; Resistance to change; Work requirements; Organizational Change; Resistance to Change; Work Demands; Self-Leadership; Focus adjustment; Creativity; Self-Leadership; Regulatory Focus; Creativity; Self leadership; Extreme response style; Response acquiescent effect; Self-leadership; Extreme response style; Acquiescence response style; Psychology of human resources; Emotional work; Coping; Professional well-being; Master’s theses; Work engagement; Individual innovation; Team; Self-leadership; Individual innovation; Time; International mobility; Expatriation; Identity; Acculturation; International mobility; Expatriation; Identity; Acculturation.

Gustavo Quiroga Souki, who holds a doctorate in Business Administration, a Master’s in Rural Administration, a specialization in computer science and a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Algarve (Portugal). He was a professor of the Master’s in Business Administration and MBA courses at Centro Universitário UNA. He was a professor in the Masters and Doctorate courses in Business at Fumec University. He was a visiting scholar at The University of Birmingham (England).

José Rouco is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management in the School of Economic Sciences and Organizations at Lusofóna University of Humanities and Technologies. He obtained his PhD from the Lusíada University in 2012. He holds a Master’s degree in Sports Training Management from Faculty of Human Motricity at Technical University of Lisbon. He has a graduation (5 years) in Military Sciences from the Portuguese Military Academy. Currently, he is the director of the Department of Air Transport and Airports Management, Subdirector of the Interdisciplinary Department of Aeronautics and Aerospace Sciences, Director of the Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Management. He was Vice President of the Research Center of the Portuguese Military Academy and member of the NATO Science Technology Organization and coordinator of the Leadership Academy of the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs. He teaches courses on crisis management, strategic and leadership, leadership and ethics, strategic marketing, international negotiations, human resource management, development and vocational training, organizational behavior and management introduction. He has taught and coordinated several intensive leadership courses (internal regime for 5 days) for young university students, entrepreneurs, bankers, and firefighters. He has taught and coordinated several vocational training courses for entrepreneurs in the area of strategic plan, crisis management, planning and organization, command and direction, motivation, conflict management, stress management, stress management in complex environments, construction of perfect teams and organizational behavior. He is a prolific researcher and has published a number of research papers in national and international journals. He has presented his work in National and International conferences of repute such British Academy of Management and Academic Conferences and Publishing International. He has completed six Army sponsored research project on “Combat training in urban areas using augmented and virtual reality”, “A Portuguese form of command and leadership in the Great War – Africa”, “Leadership Skills Management Model: Skills Management and Emotions in the Context of Operations in Urban Areas”, “Intergenerational Knowledge Management Model: Command and Leadership Portuguese Army (Lisbon)”, “Interactive Command Skills Simulation in security and defense and Leader – Command Ability and Leadership Style”. Currently, he is a researcher of a research project on Stressense funded by FCT, which was awarded the scientific prize. He is a regular reviewer for many International journals of repute like International journal of environmental research and public health, mathematics, religions, sustainability, symmetry.

Fiona Eva Bakas, PhD, is a critical tourism researcher and lecturer with international teaching experience. She holds a PhD in Tourism (Otago University, 2014), has 20 years of varied work experience (corporate and academic), and is currently a tourism lecturer at Lusófona University, Lisbon. In 2017-2020 she was a contracted postdoctoral researcher in a nation-wide project on creative tourism in rural areas and small cities (CREATOUR), at the University of Coimbra and in 2014-2017 she conducted research into gender in tourism labour; festivals; and events at the University of Aveiro. Fiona is a collaborating researcher of CCarq (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra) and a member of research groups GOVCOPP (University of Aveiro, PT), and ETEM (University of the Aegean, Greece). Her research interests are: creative and cultural tourism, educational technologies, active learning, gender in tourism labour, events and festivals, qualitative and action-research methodologies, cultural mapping, entrepreneurship, ecotourism and traveling as an intention to learn a foreign language.

"Auxiliar" Professor at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies, ECEO – Department of Civil Aviation and Airports, since 2009. PhD in Management (U.Évora) – Aeronautical Management Research Line, Master in Business Management U.Évora, 2010), Executive MBA in Air Transport / Civil Aviation Management (ULHT / INAC / Cranfield University, 2008). Graduated in Management (U. Nova de Lisboa, 2005). Consultant in Transport and Professional Experience in the Transport and Logistics Sector since 2005. Participation in several national and international Conferences and have articles in management and aeronautics fields with Scopus indexation. Researcher at TRIE, Lusófona University, Lisbon.

Associate professor at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies. Researcher at TRIE and Author of some books and articles in national and international publications.

Associate Professor at Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies and Researcher on Complexity Sciences, Quantum Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Strategic Studies, Studies in Intelligence and Security, FinTech and Financial Risk Modeling. Progammer with programming experience in:

  1. Quantum Computing using Qiskit Python module and IBM Quantum Experience Platform, with software developed on the simulation of Quantum Artificial Neural Networks and Quantum Cybersecurity;
  2. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning programming in Python, with applications to Economics and Finance and risk modeling, including cybersecurity risk and epidemiological risk, with published work developed on the COVID-19 pandemic’s risk profiling;
  3. Artificial Intelligence, Multiagent Systems Modeling and System Dynamics Modeling in Netlogo and Python, with models developed in the areas of Chaos Theory, Econophysics, Artificial Intelligence, Classical and Quantum Complex Systems Science, with the Econophysics models having been cited worldwide and incorporated in PhD programs by different Universities.

Received an Arctic Code Vault Contributor status by GitHub, due to having developed open source software considered relevant to be preserved in the “Arctic Code Vault” for future generations (, with two software modules preserved in the Arctic vault: (1) the Strategy Analyzer A.I. module for decision making support, based on his PhD thesis on the foundations of risk mathematics, used in his classes on Decision Making and in Strategic Intelligence Consulting Activities; (2) the QNeural Python Quantum Neural Network simulator preserved in the “Arctic Code Vault”. For access to these software modules see: Peer reviewer with outstanding review status from Elsevier journals, including Physica A, Neurocomputing and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence. Reviewer for zbMATH Open (formerly known as Zentralblatt MATH), the world’s most comprehensive and longest-running abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics, edited by the European Mathematical Society, the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and FIZ Karlsruhe.

PhD in Management, specialization in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior at ISCTE-IUL. She obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and in Work and Organizational Psychology from Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, where she also graduated in Psychology. She has a Postgraduate Degree in Data Analysis in Social Sciences held at ISCTE-IUL. She is a professor at the Instituto Superior de Gestão where he teaches the curricular units of Scientific Research Methodologies, Psychosociology of Organizations, Development and Management of Competencies (1st cycle), Management and Performance Evaluation and Research Seminar (2nd cycle) and Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior in training courses for positions of intermediate and higher management in Public Administration (FORGEP and CAGEP). She also teaches the Human Resources Management and Quantitative Methods curricular units in the degree in Tourism, at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies.

PhD in Design Policies (Cranfield University, UK, 2013). His thesis on public design policies achieved a 1st place in the MCB Design Awards 2014 (Museu da Casa Brasileira). Holds a degree in Design from ESDI/UERJ (Brazil, 1982). Associate Professor in the Communication Design course at ISMAT Portimão. Professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro since 1993, where he served as a member of the University Council, as Director (2004-2008) and Vice-Director (2000-2004) at the Superior School of Industrial Design, ESDI/UERJ, and as of 2014, Adjunct Professor at IFHT/UERJ. Organizer and author: Design & Desenvolvimento: 40 Anos Depois (Design & Development: 40 Years Later; book 2015; e-book 2018; 2nd prize at MCB Design Awards 2016); Design & Development: Leveraging Social and Economic Growth through Design Policies (e-book, 2019); Políticas de Design & Propriedade Intelectual: Demandas Para Uma Nova Era (Design & Intellectual Property Policies: Demands for a New Era, SEBRAE, e-book, 2018). Member of the Design Curatorship Council, Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (2014-2016), and of the Design Advisory Group, Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro (2007-2009), he also took part of Boards and Councils of professional design associations in Brazil (graphic designers, product designers, design companies). He acts as a designer, consultant, lecturer, and curator of international exhibitions, among other activities.

Susana Leonor, PhD in DESIGN at Aveiro University in 2016 and has developed her path around creativity and technologies. Since 2018, she has been Professor at Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes – ISMAT – Lusófona Group, and it’s also Director at Communication Design Degree and Creative Technologies Degree. Teaching since 2006 at Lusófona University in Lisboa and in the last years at IADE-EU, as been always connected to the different study cycles in the areas of creativity, design, technologies and innovation. Her research path has been linked to creative, participatory processes and the design of systems and processes, therefore also a great affinity for research in applied active pedagogical practices, and it’s something that applies on the courses that she manages. Currently integrates several research projects, namely Researcher member for two European H2020 Projects – URBiNAT grant nº 776783: where is leading the Participatory Design Task, and Co-Create grant nº 806616 / EU, where he led the Co-creation task for the Portuguese Partner (UNINOVA, Caparica, Portugal); and others in the national territory in the areas of education, innovation and sustainability. Her interest is mainly linked to the expanded field of design, due to the contamination of the different areas where design operates, having a greater interest in the development of research in the fields of Speculative Design and Critical Design.

Paulo has a PhD in Finance from the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) since 2008. Expert on corporate finance and financial markets with several years of experience on Portuguese Securities and Exchange Commission (CMVM). He has worked on Research Department and Operations Department (Secondary Markets and Financial Intermediaries Department). He has also assisted the Board of the Portuguese Financial Authority and served as Executive Coordinator of the Porto Delegation. He has taught corporate finance on several universities. He is currently an Invited Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Management at the Universidade Lusófona, as well as an Invited Adjunct Professor at ISCAL. His works are published on reputed finance journals as Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Research in International Business and Finance, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Journal of Economic Asymmetries and Applied Financial Economics.

Luiz holds a doctorate (2018) and a master’s degree (2015) in Management granted from Nove de Julho University (Sao Paulo – Brazil), in the área of business strategy. His research focuses on strategy and entrepreneurship, on performance, resource exploitation, decline and mortality of small companies related topics. He is the academic dean and professor in the Department of Business Sciences at the Portimão (Portugal) campus of Universidade Lusófona. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in quantitative methods applied to management at the University of the Algarve He developed a major capability in quantitative methods specially meta-analysis, structural equations modeling, multiple regressions and bibliometrics supported by multivariate statistics (factorial analysis and clusters analysis). His extensive professional expertise was acquired in executive positions of large companies. Luiz held positions mainly in the areas related to planning and controlling, such as Industrial and Commercial Planning and Control, Cost Management, Supply Chain, Project and Planning Systems (ERP). Further, Luiz took part in acquisition and restructuring processes, in Brazil and Argentina.

Ana Brasão. She completed her PhD in Economics in 2000 from Universidade Nova de Lisboa Nova School of Business and Economics and a Degree in Economics in 1993 from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He is an Associate Professor at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies School of Economic and Organizational Sciences, Unit Director at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies, President of the Scientific Council at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies, President of the Pedagogical Council at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies, Direction of the 1st cycle in Economics at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies and Direction of the 2nd cycle in Economics at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies. She published 4 articles in specialized magazines. It has 2 book chapters. She organized 22 events. She participated in 2 events. She co-supervised 1 work (s) for completing a degree course. She participated as a Doctoral Fellow at. She works in the areas of Social Sciences with an emphasis on Economics and in particular in Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources. In her professional activities, she interacted with 11 collaborator (s) in co-authoring scientific works. In its Ciência Vitae curriculum, the most frequent terms in the context of scientific, technological and artistic-cultural production are: coaching; Good habits; foreign direct investment; Groundwater Management; advanced indicators; Sustainability; Efficiency; Feed-in rates; Skills; vectorial autoregressive models; Citizenship; Granger’s causality; Education; Common Property Externalities; Equity; Efficiency; multinational companies; Asymmetric Players; Nash Strategies feedback; Renewable energy sources

Patricia Araujo holds a PhD in Organizational Psychology and Human Resources (PhD, University of Porto), with a postgraduate degree in Business Management. She is currently an Assistant Professor at ISMAT and Responsible for Training at ABS- Algarve Business School. Develops consultancy for multiple entities and is CEO of Método Positivo-Consultoria Organizacional, Coaching, Mindfulness, specializing in Organizational Happiness, Mindfulness, Human Resources Marketing, Employer Branding and Occupational Health, alternating and articulating between the corporate world and the university world and implementing bridges between them. University Professor, Writer and Researcher (author in more than 80 publications – book chapters, technical articles and articles in national and international scientific journals). At the same time, she develops a career linked to human well-being and potential related to meditative practices. In 2006 she started her path in Mindfulness, obtaining certification as an instructor by the Portuguese Yoga Federation (the first mindful practice of humanity). Over the past 15 years she has been a facilitator of various types of meditation, maintaining an open and eclectic stance and incorporating the scientific and investigative component (and her westernization). She obtained the Certification in Mindfulness from the Miguel Hernandez University and the Specialization in Coaching and NLP (European Business School of Barcelona). She has been a trainer for more than 1800 hours since 1999 – Certificate of Pedagogical Skills of Trainer (CCP) No. EDF 15160/99 DN. She is an international instructor at InsightTimer, where she is one of the few instructors in Portuguese (from Portugal) and bilingual, and at UDEMY, among other platforms.

Professor at ULHT where he exercises the functions inherent to the directions of the 1st cycle courses in Accounting, Taxation and Auditing and 2nd cycle of Accounting, Taxation and Finance, as well as teaching curricular units of various courses associated with his academic training and professional activity.
Holder of academic training in Accounting and Finance, PhD in Financial Economics and Accounting, Masters in Accounting and Auditing and Degree in Organization and Business Management. He has professional experience in business and public administration in the field of auditing, financial accounting and management. He conducts research in Accounting, Corporate Governance and Auditing, with several participations in international congresses and publications in specialty journals with indexing.

Doctor in Management (ISCTE), Master in Business Sciences (ISCTE) and Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (IST). Currently professor at the European University and at the Lusófona University (ULHT), and Managing Director at Galp Energia. He started his activity as a researcher in the field of Nuclear Power Plant Engineering (LNETI). Subsequently, he exercised various functions in the areas of research and university teaching, namely at IST and ISG. At the same time, he developed a career in business management as well as training and management consultancy activities. He is a specialist in Modeling and Strategic Learning, with research and several national and international publications carried out in this field.

Carlos Miguel Oliveira is Coordinating Professor at ISLA – Polytechnic Institute of Management and Technology since 1998. He has a PhD in Management since 2014 and has held various positions at ISLA. Currently, in addition to teaching, he assumes the functions of Director of the Superior School of Management and Director of the Masters in Management and Human Resources Management. He is responsible for projects such as CESPE – Center for Services and Projects Abroad and OESE – Observatory of Social and Economic Studies. He has published more than a dozen scientific articles in international journals and conferences in the field of Management.

She has a PhD from Universidade do Porto in 2014. My background is programming and maths, my “work of field” is the management and operational research, and developed my Ph.D. thesis on fishery fleets performance and management. I am a university professor and consultant in two different HR companies. I see myself as an optimizer. I help people by showing them how to work goal-oriented with the least possible resources. In class, I try to make the bridge linking what young people should know and what they really need to know in the labor market despite the industry. What industry most passionate me? - all of them! - It’s the challenge, not the industry that really moves me!

Ana Lorga da Silva completed her PhD in Applied Mathematics to Economics and Management in 2005 by the University of Lisbon and her PhD in Computer Sciences in 2005 by the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, in Co-tutelage regime. Currently, she is Associate Professor at Lusófona University, Lisbon, Portugal. Her research focuses on Applied Mathematics, with specialisation in missing data treatment. Since 2014 collaborates with Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. Recently she organized national and international conferences JOCLAD2020 and 62nd International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development, respectively.

Lara Marisa Santos, PhD in Marketing and Strategy (2019) awarded by a consortium formed by University of Minho, University of Aveiro and University of Beira Interior, Master’s in Social Economy (2009) by University of Minho and a Degree in Social Service (2006) awarded by the Portuguese Catholic University. At the moment she is an Assistant professor at School of Communication, Architecture, Ars and Technologies of the Lusófona University of Porto. She is also, invited Assistant professor at the School of Communication, Administration and Tourism of the Polytechnical Institute of Bragança. She is a researcher at TRIE and is reviewer for Cross Cultural & Strategic Management Journal

She completed his PhD in Business Sciences (Management – Human Resources), in 2009, from the University of Minho (School of Economics and Management), in partnership with the Getúlio Vargas Foundation of Rio de Janeiro. Has a Master’s in Public Administration (with specialization in Human Resources and Marketing), since 2003, by the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration – Fundação Getulio Vargas (Rio de Janeiro) and Degree in International Relations, since 1997, by Fernando Pessoa University . She is an Associate Professor at the Universidade Lusófona do Porto (Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of the Company), where she directs the 1st cycle of studies in Management and Human Resources Development, Invited Professor Equated to Assistant Professor at the University of Minho (School of Economics and Management ) and Researcher at TRIE and the Center for Population Studies, Economy and Society (CEPESE).

Alexandra Maria de Almeida Matos Pereira. She completed her PhD in Tourism, Leisure and Culture, in 2017, at the University of Coimbra, Faculty of Arts; the Master’s Degree in Translation Studies, in 1998, from the University of Porto, Faculty of Arts and the Degree in Modern Languages ​​and Literatures, in 1985, from the University of Porto, Faculty of Letters. She was a Researcher at the Center for the Study of Population Economics and Society; Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra, Faculty of Arts; Assistant Professor at Grupo Lusófona and Co-Coordinator of the 1st Cycle of Studies in Tourism at the Polytechnic Institute of Management and Technology Escola Superior de Gestão. She has published 6 articles in specialized magazines. It has 3 book chapters and 1 book. She organized 18 events. She participated in 10 events. She supervised 10 undergraduate/baccalaureate course completion works. She received 1 award and/or honor. She works in the areas of Social Sciences with an emphasis on Economic and Social Geography and Humanities with an emphasis on Tourism. In her professional activities, she interacted with 32 collaborators in co-authorship of scientific papers. In its Ciência Vitae curriculum, the most frequent terms in the context of scientific, technological and artistic-cultural production are: Touring Tourism; Roots Tourism; Tour Guiding; Tourism Destination Image; Consumer behavior (motivations, perceptions, satisfaction, loyalty); Multivariate Data Analysis (SEM).

Claudia Maria Huber has been a lecturer at the Lusophone University of Porto since 2020. Between 2013-2019 she worked as a teacher at Católica de Santa Catarina, in Joinville / Santa Catarina, Brazil. Between 2008-2011, she managed the people management area at Unimed Noroeste. From 2006-2008, she took over the coordination of the Department of Personnel at the University of Cruz Alta (UNICRUZ). At the same time, she constituted a management consultancy, called “VR Consultoria Organizacional”, working in the public and private areas. With post-doctorate and doctorate in Management at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto (Portugal). Master in Development from the Regional University of the Northwest of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, UNIJUÍ (Brazil). Specialization in People Management from the Integrated Regional University of Alto Uruguai e das Missões, URI (Brazil). And, degree in Economic Sciences from the University of Cruz Alta, UNICRUZ (Brazil). Research interests are related to management, particularly in people management.

António Augusto Teixeira da Costa holds a PhD in Economics at Lumière University, Lyon 2. He is currently a Full Professor at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technology, where he is director of the 1st and 2nd cycles in Business Management. His research interests are new technologies, entrepreneurship and innovation.