Equipa de Investigadores
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 Lusophone University in Lisbon 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 also researcher at the Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies (GOVCOPP). She teaches at various national and foreign universities. She writes in several newspapers related to tourism.
ÁLVARO LOPES DIAS
Álvaro Lopes Dias is Professor of Strategy at Universidade Lusófona and ISCTE-IUL, both in Lisbon, Portugal. He got his Ph.D. in Management from Universidad de Extremadura, Spain, after an MBA in International Business. Professor Dias has over 24 years of teaching experience. He has had several visiting positions in different countries and institutions including Brazil, Angola, Spain, Poland, and Finland. He regularly teaches in English, Portuguese, and Spanish at undergraduate, master and doctorate levels, as well as in executive programs. Professor Dias has produced extensive research in the field of Tourism and Management, including books, book chapters, papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings, case studies, and working papers. He is also researcher at the Center for Research in Politics, Economics and Society (CIPES).
EDUARDO MORAES SARMENTO
Eduardo Sarmento has a PhD in Economics with specialisation in tourism. He is a researcher in: tourism, marketing and insular economies. He has an international consultant experience in several countries (Brasil, Cape Verde, Portugal, etc.). He has publushed several books and papers in Portugal and abroad. He worked in the major portuguese companies (Petrogal, TLP). He has collaborated with international companies (World Bank, UE) in terms of consultancy. He also made several studies for the portuguese government. He also is a lecturer in tourism (tourism marketing, sustainable tourism, tourism marketing), economics, statistics. He is also researcher at the Center for Research in Politics, Economics and Society (CIPES).
MARIA JOÃO MACHADO
Maria João Cardoso Vieira Machado (PhD in accounting) is an Associate Professor of ECEO – School of Economic Sciences and Organizations, at the Lusophone University in Lisbon. She is also researcher at the Center for Research in Politics, Economics and Society (CIPES), with research interests in management accounting and tourism.
Helena Martins is an academic from the city of Porto, currently lecturing at the Lusophone University in Lisbon, after over a decade lecturing in the Polytechnic of Porto and the University of Porto, among other institutions. Her main research interests are the Worker-Organization relationship, Reciprocity in the Work Context, Development of Soft Skills, as well as Psychometry. She has been teaching in Higher Education since 2008 and working with consultancy firms in training and human resources management since 2004; she has been involved in international research projects and cooperations, including an Action 3 Erasmus Mundus Research program – “EMIC: Erasmus Mundus Intercultural Competences”.
MARCO ANTÓNIO NOIVO
Marco António Noivo has been a portuguese Official Tourist Guide (Guia-intérprete) since 1996. Master in Arts, Heritage and Restoration Theory by the Faculty of Arts (Letters) of the University of Lisboa, is specialized in Cultural Tourism and the Historical-Military Patrimony of the Torres Vedras Defensive Lines. Since October 2019 he’s a PHD Student in the University of Sevilla in the Doctorate in Tourism where he´s developing investigation in Battlefield Tourism applied to the Napoleonic Battlefields in Portugal and Spain. Graduated in Tourism from the Instituto Superior de Novas Profissões (INP), in Lisboa, where he has been teaching since 2004. He was one of the creators of the INP Tour Guiding Graduate Course in which he teaches and is a co-coordinator. Has coordinated and taught in specific training courses for tourist guides also internationally, namely in São Tomé and Cape Verde where he collaborated with governmental entities. As a Personal Travel Designer, develops products for Cultural Touring. Has integrated Lusófona’s investigation group in Tourism in order to develop research in the areas of Heritage and Cultural Tourism, Military Tourism and Co-creation Experiences in Tourism.
João Estêvão is a lecturer and researcher in the area of tourism studies. He completed his BA in Tour Operating Management at the Estoril Higher Institute for Hotel and Tourism Studies, in Portugal. In 2004, João Estêvão completed his MSc in Local Tourism Destination’s Management at the University of Barcelona, Spain. He is currently finalizing a PhD in Tourism at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, under the subject of the adoption of Information Technologies by tourism destinations. He is a researcher at the Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies (GOVCOPP) of the University of Aveiro and his main research interests are e-Tourism, Smart Tourism Destinations, and Tourism Destination Marketing. João Estêvão is an Assistant Professor at the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies in Lisbon, Portugal.
Arthur Araújo has a PhD in Tourism. Has a MSc in business management from the University of Aveiro and a degree in Tourism from the Federal University of Pernambuco, in Brazil. He has worked in the areas of tourism management (in Destination Management Organizations), educational tourism and statistic research in tourism. His publications and research interests include: film-induced tourism, slum-tourism, tourism marketing, tourism management and sustainable tourism. Additionally, he is a member of the Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies (GOVCOPP); as well as of the Dream destination project research team, and an Assistant Professor at the Lusophone University of Porto and Lisbon.
MARIA JOÃO SILVEIRA
Maria João Silveira was born in Lisbon and lived long periods of her life in Spain and Italy. She was a journalist in Lisbon, an activist in Navarre and a teacher in Rome. Collaborated with the UN as rapporteur on Women’s Rights, participating in labor camps as a volunteer. She teaches at Lusófona University in the area of Critical Thought and Contemporary Culture. Lives in Lisbon, has two daughters and has the walk as passion. She is also researcher at the CICANT/ULHT.