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Solid research and data analytical skills on the field of nutrition epidemiology acquired throughout 7 years of experience implementing and managing clinical and cross sectional studies. Interested in public health nutrition, clinical research, knowledge transfer and international development.


Current Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher / Coordination
    Since June 2015
    Implementation of a cross-sectional survey to monitor iodine status in Portuguese school age children which included more than 2000 participants (6-12 years) in the North of Portugal with a participation rate of more than 90%. Coordination and supervision of the research team activities: preparation of study protocols, documentation, ethics, project communication strategy, implementation, management and execution of field work, data management and data analysis, reports preparation and scientific dissemination. Organized the seminar "Iodine and Health" in Porto who included representatives of national relevant entities in the area of public health and the industry, researchers and international speakers which aimed to promote discussion on salt fortification with iodine in the country and advocacy.

Past Experience

  • CEO
    January 2014 --- December 2015
    Blueberry farmer in the north of Portugal, Viseu. As a part-time and on-going family business this his has challenged project management, research and communication skills towards an updated knowledge and understanding about farming in general, blueberry fields management and the market in Portugal.

  • Postgraduate Researcher (Phd) - Clinical Research
    December 2008 --- February 2013
    Phd Project: Investigation of physical activity strategies to improve metabolic health in older adults Design, coordenation and execution of a 4 year clinical research project on a 60+ old age individuals and analysis of 300+ physical and biochemical parameters. Project stages: Subjects recruitment, exercise training classes plannification and supervision, blood samples collection, samples preparation and biochemical analysis, physical and fitness assessment, database management, data compilation and data analysis (SPSS), paper writing.

  • Assistant Researcher
    April 2008 --- December 2008
    Implemented a new method to analyse the dietary intakes of PUFA and fatty acids using nationally representative data from one of the most comprehensive electronic food consumption databases in Europe. Preparation of a report for a governmental public health agency.


LinkedIn Assessment :
FlexibilityCommunicationMulti TaskingMultilingualMulticulturalPublic HealthNutritionSports NutritionWeight ManagementMetabolismExercise PhysiologyMetabolomicsAnalytical biochemistryCompositionClinical researchmolecular biologyELISALife SciencesResearchProject ManagementData AnalysisProject PlanningAdaptability


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Research - Nutrition from University College Dublin in 2013
  • BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition from University of Porto in 2007


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Area / Region

Porto, Portugal


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