I am a founding member and CEO of the DoctorateHub, which is an online mentoring community for advanced and doctoral students. The DoctorateHub provides modular, efficient, and effective training and guidance on three flexible routes: Club, taught and mentored journeys.

Further to this, I am an intrapreneur and entrepreneur by nature, with over two decades of experience as Co-Founder, CEO, Project Advisor, Project Manager, Business Developer, Principal Investigator, Business Consultant, Mentor and Coach, for a variety of private and public organisations and clients. During that time, I have worked in cross-disciplinary areas of information and communication technology (ICT), innovation and the development of technology-based systems in support of change, and decision-making and sustainable development. In 2004 I was part of the team developing the first Portuguese Digital City, a €6,4M project that set the example for the rest of the country to emulate. Other large-scale projects included the Rational Use of Energy, Sustainability, and Smart Cities; where I coordinated and managed National and European Funds.

I hold a PhD from the Engineering and Innovation Department at the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University UK. My doctoral thesis was in the area of behavioural economics, titled “The role of behaviour in the transition to more energy efficient use at home”. I also hold a degree in Economics from the Universidade do Minho (Portugal), a degree in International Management from the RSM Erasmus University (The Netherlands), and a master’s in business administration in International Industrial Management from the Esslingen University of Applied Science. The MBA program was developed to cater for the needs of international senior staff from local enterprises such Behr, Bosch, Daimler, Festo, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kärcher, Modine, Porsche and Siemens.




2008 – 2015

Doctor of Philosophy

The Open University


2002 – 2003

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University of Applied Science Esslingen - Germany


2000 – 2001

European Degree in International Management’ (DEMI)

University of Valencienne - France

Lower Undergraduate

1996 – 2001


University of Minho - Portugal


Co-Founder & CEO

The DoctorateHub

2017 – Present

Co-Founder & CEO

SCIO - Sociedade do Conhecimento, da Inovação, e da Organização Lda.

2015 – Present

Honorary Lecturer

School of Technology and Management; Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo

2014 – 2016

Honorary Assistant Lecturer and Researcher

Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics

2014 – 2018

Consultant, honorary teacher and mentor at postgraduate level

Open Space, Lda

2012 – 2015

Research Fellow

The Open University UK

2008 – 2015

Business Developer and Management Controller

Energaia – Agência de Energia do Sul da Área Metropolitana do Porto

2004 – 2015

IT consultant

e-pro solutions GmbH

2003 – 2003

Partner Account Administrator

Hewlett Packard

2002 – 2002