Curriculum Vitae

Academic Qualifications





Doctor in Philosophy (Ph.D.). Winchester School of Art. Southampton University, UK.

MA in Sculpture, WSA. University of Southampton, U.K.

Post-Graduate studies in Sculpture, Byam Shaw. London, UK.

BA (Honours) Fine Art – Sculpture, FBAUL, Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon. Lisbon University, Portugal.

Professional Licences

2019 – Present





2008 – 2010

Level 6 Diploma in Working with Children in Art Therapy – British Association for Art Therapy (BAAT), Certified by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). London, UK.

Art Therapy, Foundation Course – British Association for Art Therapy (BAAT), London, UK.

CITI Program – Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative. My Learner Tools on Ethics.
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program). Stage 1 – Faculty Members involved in Specialised research.

PGCE – Professional Graduate Certificate in Education in Post Compulsory Education. University of Portsmouth, UK.

Academic Experience

08. 2017 – present





08. 2014 – 08. 2016























11. 2012 – 07. 2013





09. 2012 – 07. 2014






09. 2008 – 06. 2014







03. 2012 – 07. 2012




01. 2004 – 03 2004



09. 1994 – 07. 1996





09. 1994 – 07. 1996



Independent Researcher 
Delivered workshops to improve presentations skills for:
Applying Creative Visualisation to help with the communication and sharing of ideas in live conferences presentation.
From brainstorming to ideation into visual techniques – Provide insights, to clearly visualise new ideas.
Infographics – pathways into a graphical representation of information through simple graphics and colour patterns @
Lisbon/ London.

Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE).
Assistant Professor at ECAE and Course Leader
Responsible for creating a new Art Department.
Teaching B.Ed. year 3 and 4 concentration courses for the Arts in Education: “Elements and Principles of Visual Communication Arts” (course leader); “Creative Arts and Integrated Teaching-Leaning of Visual Arts” (course leader); Teaching Art History in Education” (course leader)
Undergraduate academic advisor
Practicum and Internship Supervisor
Action Research Mentor
Chair of Student Affairs Committee. Serving other committee as Ex-Officio Member for Academic Programs and Curriculum Committee.
Contributing with collaboration with Abu Dhabi Education Council, developing and designing Assessment Course for teacher licensing, for STEAM-based Projects: Integrated STEAM Curriculum Project; Artistic and Engineering Design in Math & Science
Preparing assignments, exams and evaluating concentration Courses for the Arts in Education. Supporting marking and moderating exams.
Practicum Mentor for prospective teachers on: Year 2 (two weeks of support) while candidates were training at local schools. Providing feedback, support during observation; sharing insides of experience and communicate expectations. Year 3 (four weeks of support) while candidates were training at local schools). Providing feedback, support during observation; sharing insides of experience and communicate expectations. Year 4 – Internship Supervisor (Mentor) for year 4 students. This is a twelve weeks’ intern experience, when preservice teachers can experience the intern experience of being a teacher. My function was to provide feedback, nurturing the novices and provide with appropriate decisions for the best interest of the programme. Observing lessons and provide with appropriate feedback to help progression.
Action Research Mentor (Year 4, Internship Students) – While preservice teachers were based in their local schools, they had to conduct a research of their choice. During this twelve weeks’ period, I was mentoring nine learners. I had also to provide feedback not only to their lessons but also to their individual research, enabling each learner a reflective praxis.
Abu Dhabi. U.A.E.

Supervising an MA in fine art/ Painting: The last 10 years of Fine Art in Angola.
FBAUP – Faculty of Fine Arts, Porto University.
Supervised and support with feedback in a regular basis the thesis of this MA providing advise with necessary theory and practice knowledge for a coherent and cohesive writing. Participated as a member of jury at the MA examination.
Porto. Portugal

Eastleigh College.
FDA Lecturer – Level 3-5 Contemporary Art Practice, awarded by Winchester University.
Responsible for the Fine Art and Cultural Studies to the Stitched Textiles Students.
– Tutor in History of Art and Drawing.
– Organising and delivering workshops.
Southampton, U.K.

Eastleigh College.
Foundation Degree and BTEC National Diploma, at Eastleigh College, UK. -Lecturer and personal tutor (adviser) for BTEC National Diploma Award in Art& Design: |
Level 2 – Level 3 (Fine Art)
Responsible for the Sculpture Department.
Organising and delivering workshops for students
Lecturer in Fine Arts and History of Art
Southampton, U.K.

Fareham College  
Covering, and Teaching BTEC – National Diploma Level 2-3
Helping students with their assignments, and to prepare them for the final evaluation and end of year exhibition.
Fareham. U.K.

Hastings College of Arts & Technology.
Visiting Lecturer, Fine Art (BA Students).
Deliver Seminar and give one-to-one feedback on students’ assignments. U.K.

Secondary School
Visual Art Teacher and personal Tutor.
Prepare lessons to introduce Fine Art to students (gr. 2-6) and (gr. 7-12). Grading and marking assignments. Working with the Portuguese Curriculum. Students did not have workbooks and I created teaching materials for them to follow the lessons.
Lisbon, Portugal

Secondary School.  
History of Art (equivalent to A- Levels).
Lisbon, Portugal


06. 2019

12. 2018



10. 2017

11. 2016

06. 2015

03. 2006


05. 2005

Using 3D Printing for Curriculum Enhancement EdMedia + Innovative Learning. Amsterdam. Netherlands.

The relationship between cognitive achievement and the perceived cultural-distance and acculturative orientations of immigrant adolescents. 3rd International Conference on Educational Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2018.225.00030
Abu Dhabi, UAE.

#16.ART – International Meeting of Art Technology, at Faulty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. Portugal

IALIC – Bridging Across Language and Cultures in Everyday Lives: New Roles for Changing Scenarios. Barcelona, Spain.

Faculty Research Forum – Presentation of BreadMatters IV Crossing Boundaries Intersecting the Grain. E.C.A.E., Abu Dhabi. U.A.E.

4th International Student Triennial – Triennial and Symposium. Faculty of Fine Arts. Marmara University. Turkey                   

The Uncertain Fragments of Memory. Inter Institutional PhD  Research Meeting, Winchester School of Art.  U.K

Exhibitions & Workshops





06. 2013















2005 – 2007































The Impact of Bread – BreadMatters IV, ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation.
Nicosia, Cyprus.
Mapping Shadows. In Situ Contemporary Art Foundation, Sokolovsko, Poland.
Dwelling Times – 10 Days Winchester – Creative Collisions.
Winchester. U.K.

New Territories. Pavilhão28. Lisboa. Portugal
interACTING – video work. Hospital Julio de Matos.
Lisboa, Portugal
Rummage – Sculpture Drawings, Winchester 2007 Year of Sculpture. Winchester Gallery.
Winchester, U.K
International Women’s Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery MGI.
Moka, Mauritius.

Big Draw Workshop. New Greenham Arts.
Newbury, U.K
4th International Student Triennial. Faculty of Fine Arts. Marmara University. Big Draw Workshop (Workshop Leader). New Greenham Arts. Newbury, UK. 170                                          
Istambul, Turkey
Real Beauty, Project Curated by Claudia DeMonte:
– Makan (2007). Amman, Jordan;
– University of Wisconsin (2007), Milwaukee.
– Wisconsin;Kasser Gallery (2207). Columbia University, New York;
– Okaloosa Walton Art Centre (2007), Florid;.
– Women’s Gallery (2006). YWCA, Cincinnati, Ohio;
– University of Maryland (2006). College Park, Md.;
– Contemporary Art Centre (2005). New Orleans, L.A.
Africa Diaspora. Woman Made Gallery.
Chicago. U.S.A.
Fragments of Memories, Winchester School of Art. Winchester, U.K. 
Visual Research, Winchester Gallery.
Winchester, U.K.
NONSTOP.MADRID.04, Contemporary. art, Madrid. Spain
ArtExpo Mexico04, Solaris/observatorio, México
In Motion, Departure Project m94, Lisbon. Portugal
interACTING – XII Bienal Vila Nova de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira. Portugal
Departure Project. New Greenham Arts.
Newbury. U.K.
artinheaven, Brighton. U.K.
For, Casa das Artes, Porto. Portugal
Residency/Workshop in Digital Media. pva LabCulture. Lighthouse Media Centre.
Brighton, U.K.
inMotion, Departure Project in Japan:
Gallery Hotaru, Osaka and Kameoka Katsura Hall Kyoto, Japan
Group show, Show theatre.
London. U.K.
Course CAD/CAM, Cencal
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.
Residency & Practice in marble, Classical statuary. Franco Cervietti Studio. 
Pietrasanta, Italy
Workshop in stone. Ar.Co. Quinta de S. Miguel. Almada, Portugal.

Grants & Awards












Research incentive fund grand., by E.C.A.E. Abu Dhabi, U.A.E BreadMatters IV Crossing Boundaries Intersecting the Grain.
Nicosia, Cyrus.

Participation awarded by: Instituto Camões. Performance, Mapping Shadows In Situ Contemporary Art Foundation.
Sokolovsko, Poland.

Prize in Digital Art, XII Bienal Vila Nova de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira. Portugal.

Research Grant – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).

Research Grant, GRI. Gabinete das Relações Internacionais – Ministério da Cultura. Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).

Honourable Mention, National Competition for a Monument to Life, in Almada, Portugal.

Comunità Economica Europea, Programma Mosaico Scultura in Marmo, White Marble, Pietrasanta. Italy.



Examining Acculturation Orientations and Perceived Cultural Distance among Immigrant Adolescents: Links to Performance in Reading, Mathematics, and Science.
Published by: Social Psychology of Education.

Art & Technology – The Practice and Influence of Art and Technology in Education.
Sense Publishers.

Concerns about the Classroom-based Internship Experience – “Vol.-2: Issue-10 (Nov., 2016)” Scholars Bulletin, ISSN: 2412-897X (Online) & ISSN 2412-9771 (Print).

BreadMatters IV; Crossing Boundaries Intersecting the Grain.
CITAR Journal, Volume 7, No.2 – December 2016

Global Local: Culture, Identity and Art in the Age of Globalisation.
Marmara University. Istanbul, Turkey.

Real Beauty. Contemporary ArtCentre. New Orleans, U.S.A.

XII Bienal Vila Nova de Cerveira. 
Vila Nova de Cerveira. Portugal

Artwork in Private Collections

Fine Arts Mahtma Gandhi Institute. Mauritius.

Fundação PLMJ. Portugal.

Biennale Vila Nova de Cerveira. Portugal