I am Portuguese and in October 2013 I’ve moved from Portugal to the UK to join the Hydrographic Academy (HA) at Plymouth University as “Lecturer in e-Learning for Hydrography”. In 2014, IMarEST bought the HA team from Plymouth University, and we now are MLA College, located on Plymouth Science Park.

When not playing Golf, I am full-time at MLA. My role is of lecturer and tutor and I am also responsible for the MLA's website.

After my graduation in Aquatic Sciences (1982) and MSc in fisheries stock assessment & management at University of Porto (1988), I obtained my PhD in Physical Oceanography at University of Lisbon (1998), having participated in several oceanographic campaigns. Within my doctorate work, I developed OCEANUS, an oceanographic digital atlas & data processing software, which received a couple of awards as educational software. Simultaneously, I pursued an academic career at ICBAS-UP where I was responsible for Physical Oceanography, GIS and Fisheries Stock Assessment courses at both BSc and MSc level.

I've also worked in web design and I was responsible for image & communication at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Marine and Environmental Research of University of Porto. 

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK).