Current held position
Since September 2011 I am a Senior Lecturer at Linnæus University in Sweden. I am also a Research Fellow at the Algoritmi Center, University of Minho.
Previsouly held positions and work activities
From September 2005 to February 2008: Research Fellow at the Adaptive System Research Group, Science and Technology Research Institute, University of Hertfordshire. I was particularly involved in research related to the European funded Cogniron project (www.cogniron.org). The research concerned Human-Robot Interaction and two distinct research topics were pursued:
- The study of human gestures and speech to understand how these can be integrated in the interaction loop between humans and robots.
- Building a conceptual and methodological framework to evaluate the technological outcomes of the project from a user experience perspective. This involved understanding the different research goals embedded in the distinct prototypes developed by the project partners and set appropriate user evaluation studies.
From 2003 to September 2005: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Intelligent Agents and Synthetic Characters Research Group (Grupo de Agentes Inteligentes e Personagens Sintécticos – GAIPS), Instituto Nacional de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores (INESC-ID), Portugal.
From February 2004 to September 2005: Visiting Research Fellow at the Interact Lab, School of Informatics, University of Sussex.
From September 1997 to October 2002: Enrolled on a Research Degree Programme that led to the obtaining of the Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Sussex.
1997: Teaching Assistant for the Bachelors course in Organisational Psychology, Higher Institute of Economics and Management, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
1996: worked as an HCI consultant at a software firm, Desafio Total Lda, Portugal.