Bio (in English) cont.

Was an executive elected member of the  RC30 Research Committee on Sociology of Work (1998-2002) and is now of the RC23 Research Committee on Sociology of Science and Technology (2014-2018) of ISA-International Sociological Association, and Portuguese representative in the Steering Committee of "European Social Survey" organized by European Science Foundation (Strasbourg, França), from 1997 to 2001. From 2006 is the Portuguese representant at TC9 of IFIP-International Federation of Information Processing.

Was National deputy for the TSER-Targeted Social Economical Research program comittee (DG XII, european commission), from 1994 to 1999, and member of the Information Society Mission (Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia) representing the qualifications and employment Minister (1996-97), and of the Labour and Solidarity Minister (1997-2000).

Coordinated several scientific research projects, like MARHE-Emprego and "Recursos Humanos no Sistema Socio-Económico das Pescas" (ADEPE, MQE) from 1996 to 1999, the Portuguese team in the project SOWING-Information Society, Employment and Social Exclusion (FCT-UNL, 4th FP/EC Program TSER) from 1998 to 2001, and the project WorTIS-Work Systems, Time and Space in the Automobile Industry (FCT-MCT), from 2000 to 2004, and now is co-ordinator of the Portuguese team in the project WORKS-Work Organisation Re-Structuring in the Knowledge Society (IET/FFCT-UNL, 6th FP/EC Program Citizens) from 2005 until 2009. Participated also in several other projects as research team membe

Was a member of the Scientific observatory of the Program CompeteMinho, Associação Industrial do Minho (1999-01), and of the Steering Committe of the project LISTART / RITTS - Inovação Tecnológica na Região de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo (CCRLV, Agência da Inovação, Ministério da Economia) from 1998 to 2000.

Had an evaluation role of the european programs TSER, "Improving Human Potential" and  "Transport" (DG Research, CE),  European Science Foundation and at the Community Initiative ADAPT/EQUAL.

Director of the journal "Organizações e Trabalho" (APSIOT) since 1997, member of the editorial board of the journal "Sociedade e Trabalho" (MTS) since 1997, of the journal "Sociologia - Problemas e Práticas" (ISCTE) since 2002 and of the "Revista Portuguesa de Saúde Pública" (ENSP-UNL) since 2000. Is evaluator at the "Research Policy",  International Sociology and Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (JASSS), Societies,  and Sustainability journals. From 2005 is also the Editor of IET/CICS.NOVA journal "Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies".

Is a member of APSIOT - Associação Portuguesa de Sociologia Industrial, das Organizações e do Trabalho (having been President of the executive board, the GA and the inspector board), of APS - Associação Portuguesa de Sociologia, do SOCIUS-Centro de Investigação em Sociologia Económica e das Organizações (ISEG-UTL), and of the CIES - Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (ISCTE).

Participated in evaluation activities regarding the Programs EUREKA, BRITE, COMETT, SPRINT, ESPRIT, FAST, VALUE, TSER, ADAPT Initiative (European Commission), “EUROCORES Programme for European Collaborative Research Projects” and "“Research Networking Programmes” both at the European Science Foundation .

Coordinates the ResearchGate group in the field of "Technology Assessment" since 2008.

Is responsible for the reading lists at RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) in the following fields:

  1. Socio-Economics of Innovation
  2. Socio-economics of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  3. Technology Assessment
  4. Industrial Sociology (FCT-UNL)
  5. Studies on the automobile industry


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