With over 20 years of experience in the social and health care sector,
there is not enough time in one timelife for all I wished to do.
I have written over 200 proposals for funded projects and managed/ implemented many of them in the field, with all its challenges, but also with many rewards, such as smiles, when they improved the quality of life of people with specific needs.
Besides being SHINE's CEO and Project Manager for an international umbrella organisation, I am also developing the standard EU Ethics framework for the ICT Profession, as external expert for CEN.
I am Chair of NET4Age-Friendly, Vice-President of the European Covenant on Demographic Change and Coordinator of the Stakeholder Network SHAFE - Smart Healthy Age-friendly Environments.
As a cancer survivor, this is one specific are where I hope to bring some added value.
I am an IT Engineer and software developer and have also been working as IT trainer for over 18 years.
As SHINE COO, I am project manager, fully engaged in proposal writing and preparation, networking and stakeholder engagement.
I have a special focus and expertise in the areas of health, especially mental health and reintegration of excluded citizens in the job market developing personal and digital skills.
I like games, gadgets and platforms and try to keep updated in the digital world.
RESEARCHER | COMMUNICATION
in Communication and Public Relations, I also have a background related to the
arts and architecture.
I have experience in a non-profit organization in which I work since 2014 in communication and support the implementation of national and international projects developed with and for people. The areas that I like the most are those that allow me to have direct and personal contact with different audiences of all ages and to understand how these projects improve their lives.
Realizing how design, architecture and communication can create inclusive and healthier environments for everyone is a theme that I greatly appreciate, and I am always curious to learn more from people.
I love doing interviews and talking to different people with different stories and experiences. I was part of the support platform for refugees and worked on projects of social inclusion for migrants and people of different ethnicities.
The projects I most enjoyed working on boosted the digital literacy of older persons and are effective in cognitive stimulation, also combating isolation and loneliness.
RESEARCHER | DESIGNER
I’m a project manager and a graphic/web designer based in Coimbra, Portugal with experience in multimedia and print design.
In SHINE 2Europe I work as a project manager, with focus on research and design within the various projects and activities of the organisation.
Always curious to explore different fields I've also been a LGBTQ+ Youth Group Coordinator, where I planned and hosted meetings with different themes twice a month. I've also participated in a hackathon as a mentor of teams participating in a challenge to develop technology through themes such as active ageing, integration of refugees and migrants, and the well-being of migrant children and young people. In SHINE I can further develop these skills and competences and combine them with my initial training.
I love hearing from people's experiences and learning how design can improve their lives.
RESEARCHER | TRAINER
have studied Management and work as a consultant and a trainer for over 24
In SHINE I am a project manager, namely focusing on research and education within the scope of the various projects and activities of the organisation. I have specific expertise in adults professional training, as well as in health, especially mental health and inclusion in the labour market.
I have been a consultant for several companies, providing support in the application of management methods and in defining the skills to be developed.
I like nature and contact with people, establishing empathic relationships and contributing to their development.
I have a Master’s Degree in Education Sciences
and I am completing the Master’s Degrees in Psychology.
I have worked in harm reduction teams with socially excluded population. I was also a trainer in the promotion of citizenship. As a volunteer, I worked with young university students and homeless people. I have particular interest in subjects related to inclusion, equity and justice for all.
I am passionate about animals, nature, and people. As a mother of a baby daughter, I am trying to create a world that is just a little better for everyone.
RESEARCHER | TRAINER
am a Portuguese and French language teacher. I have been working for 20 years as
a trainer in professional inclusion programs for adults with mental illness. I
also contributed to the pedagogical development of several projects in this
In SHINE, I am a researcher and trainer for several projects..
I am curious about technology. I like the way it integrates into the lives of people with different interests, aspirations, difficulties, facilitating many of the daily tasks and helping to overcome obstacles.
I like sports, I practiced judo for many years, which always helped me to bring energy and discipline to what I do.
Born in the
Soviet Union, I moved to Finland in the early 2000s to pursue my career and
personal life aspirations. A project is the top tag word to describe my work
life, and the overwhelming part of the projects have been involved into are in
the health and social wellbeing sectors, where I have acted as a project
coordinator and manager, and I appeared in all phases of the project life
cycle, from planning and writing to implementation to evaluation.
The geography of my projects covered the Nordic Countries, Baltic Sea Region, and Central Asia with the focus on communicable disease response, antimicrobial resistance prevention, infection prevention and control on the one hand, and prevention of non-communicable diseases and health promotion on the other hand.
What keeps my battery charged and appetite for life boosted are exercising in the gym, swimming, travelling and discovering new places, meeting new people, exposing my taste buds to new flavours, and, of course, my family and friends.
I am a Biomedical Engineer with a strong passion for digital health innovation. With 10 years of experience in both academic and business environments, my role is in aligning the needs and expectations of all stakeholders throughout the innovation process.
I started working on European projects in 2013 and immediately fell in love with their dynamics. I find it fascinating to work in multidisciplinary and international teams towards solutions that fit the needs of the individuals and the organizational systems in different countries while accounting for cultural diversity. I am thrilled to be able to continue this work at SHINE.
My research expertise focuses on the personalization of digital health solutions for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. This means that I work at the intersection of various fields, such as psychology, physiology, and public health, but also signal analysis and human-computer interaction.
My big dream is to help close the health inequalities gap by contributing to digital health solutions available to and usable by everyone, especially those in underprivileged groups. When I find some free time between work and the mother duties of two young children, you can find me running.
I am a psychologist and a university teacher, with a strong passion for science, especially in the applied fields of clinical psychology and education. Since I finished my PhD (2017), I have participated in both national and European projects linked to the areas of health psychology, psychophysiology and neuropsychology.
It has been a wonderful experience to be part of multidisciplinary and international teams in order to merge knowledge from different areas of expertise (e.g., tourism, engineering, psychology, medicine) to fulfil the Projects goals. I am happy to continue this type of work at SHINE 2Europe.
Also, I love research, the process of developing new hypotheses and building or selecting instruments/procedures to test them, and I am thrilled to have the possibility to help others to improve their scientific capacities through supervision and teaching.
I am a family devoted man, with a wife and two small daughters, and I try to spend as much time as possible with them, exploring the wonderful places of our city, region, country, world!
I am passionate about education, because I believe it is a powerful key to unlock our human potential in a way we can individually and collectively work to a more equative, just and sustainable world (and happier people!). So, I made a complete turn in my academic life from Physics (graduation and masters) to Education, with a Masters in Adult Education and Community Intervention.
This led me to work with children, youngsters and adults from different ages and backgrounds, in rural and urban contexts. I have experience in designing, implementing, and assessing educational activities, workshops, and training programs.
I believe processes can be more engaging and contribute to the empowerment of participants if they are co-created. So, as a Project Manager and Researcher I am driven to incorporate participants, stakeholders and partners opinions’ and expertise in a meaningful outcome. I did so as coordinator of the Portuguese strategy of Open Schooling, within the scope of the Horizon 2020 Open Science Hub project.
I feel at home when I am surrounded by nature, my friends and family.