I am Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at ISCTE-IUL and principal investigator at CIES-IUL. I am visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) since 2014. I was Marie Curie Fellow at LSE in 2016-18 and Fulbright Scholar at Cornell University in 2015/16. In 2016, I was awarded the 'European Young Researcher Award' by Euroscience.
I am currently the lead researcher for the international projects ‘MORE-PE: Mobilising Resources for Public Engagement’ (2016-2020), and OPEN 'Organisational Public Engagement with Science and Technology' (2019-2022), funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). These studies are being implemented by teams in Portugal, Italy, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, the USA, Turkey, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan and China (mainland).
I completed my PhD in Science and Technology Studies (STS) at University College London (UCL) in 2011, where I was also teaching assistant for courses in science communication and science policy. I was a trainer at Esconet (European Network for Science Communication), training scientists how to communicate with publics (2009-11). In 2013, I was research coordinator at the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Research Council, UK) of a national public dialogue in the United Kingdom, aimed at involving the public in bioenergy policy.
My research interests lie in science communication, public understanding of science, science policy and research methods for social sciences. Current research focusses on institutional communication of science with society.