Equipa de Investigadores
Mafalda Patuleia has a PhD in Tourism from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Algarve. She is the Head of the Tourism Department of the Lusófona University and Dean of the Higher Institute of New Professions (INP). She is also a researcher at the GOVCOPP – Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies (Aveiro University) and at the Transdisciplinary Research Center of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Ecosystems (TRIE), with research interests in tourism and hotel management. She has produced research in the field of creative and cultural Tourism, including book chapters, papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings, case studies, and working papers.
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 a researcher at the Transdisciplinary Research Center of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Ecosystems (TRIE)
Fabio Carbone is an expert, both as academic and practitioner, in the relations between cultural heritage management and tourism for the promotion of intercultural dialogue, global understanding and peace. He is currently lecturer in International Tourism Management (Coventry University) and Research fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (Coventry University), as well as Ambassador-at-Large of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT).
Fiona Eva Bakas, PhD, is a critical tourism researcher with international teaching experience. She holds a PhD in Tourism (Otago University, NZ), has 20 years of varied work experience (corporate and academic), and is currently a lecturer at Lusofona University, Lisbon, adjunct lecturer at Dalarna University, Sweden and collaborative researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, Coimbra University. For six years, Fiona was a contracted postdoctoral researcher at Coimbra University in a research-action project on creative tourism in rural areas and small cities (CREATOUR) and a postdoctoral researcher at Aveiro University in a project on gender in tourism (GENTOUR II). She is a member of research groups: CCArq (Coimbra), GOVCOPP (Aveiro), ETEM (University of the Aegean) and TRIE (Lusofona University). Her research interests are: creative and cultural tourism, events and festivals, gender in tourism labour, qualitative and action-research methodologies, cultural mapping, entrepreneurship, rural tourism, ecotourism, and language tourism.
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”. She is also researcher at the CEOS.PP – Porto Accounting and Business School of IPP.
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.
Arthur Araújo is a PhD in tourism studies by the University of Aveiro and currently teaches at Lusófona do Porto and Lusófona de Lisboa Universities. He has published works mainly in film tourism, slum tourists’ motivations and destination imagery. Recent publications have appeared in Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing and British Food Journal. In the industry, Arthur has experiences in Brazil and Spain, in areas such as tourism accessibility, inbound tourism statistics and educational tourism. He is a researcher at the Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies (GOVCOPP) of the University of Aveiro.
MARIA JOÃO SILVEIRA
Maria João Silveira is a PhD in Contemporary Philosophy and has a post-doctorate in Critical Thought. Born in Lisbon, she lived long periods in Spain and Italy, dominating both languages. She was a journalist in Lisbon, an activist in Navarra and teacher in Rome. She collaborated with the UN as a Women’s Rights rapporteur, participating in dozens of fields of work as a volunteer. He teaches at Universidade Lusófona since 1998 in the area of Critical Thinking and Contemporary Culture. She is a researcher at CICANT/ULHT and a trainer in the area of Ethics, Leadership and Human Rights.
Teresa Palrão has a PhD in Tourism Management from ISCTE-IUL and Universidade Europeia. She is also a researcher at CITUR, center for tourism research, development and innovation, at Estoril and at the Transdisciplinary Research Center of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Ecosystems (TRIE).She has academic experience, both as teacher and researcher, as well as a consultant and trainer experience for entreprises. She has produced research in the fields of tourism events, gastronomic experiences and tourism management.