About me

Last July, I moved back to my homeland, Portugal, after 11 years of living in the Netherlands. But that was not the only change. For 10 years I performed research on the design and implementation of digital health solutions for the prevention, monitoring, and treatment of chronic conditions. Recently I started two motivating challenges. The first is as Chief Customer Officer at Fibion Oy, a small enterprise with the mission of supporting better research on physical activity with less hassle. In my second challenge, I am a researcher and EU project manager at Shine 2Europe collaborating on projects bringing together multiple stakeholders towards active and healthy living.

My role in a team as Biomedical Engineer is to bridge healthcare/social needs with the development of technology.

Emigration + two new jobs + two children under 5 = never a dull moment.

Research Interests

  • eHealth | digital health
  • 24-hour activity cycle (sleep, sedentary behavior & physical activity)
  • multi-stakeholder engagement
  • persuasive technology
  • chronic disease management
  • wearable technology

Work Experience

  • presentNov2022

    Researcher | EU Project Manager

    Shine 2Europe Lda. | Coimbra, Portugal (Remote)

  • presentOct2022

    Chief Customer Officer

    Fibion Oy | Finland (Remote)

  • presentMar2023

    Co-Founder | Digital Health Expert

    Fruit Tree Labs | Lisbon, Portugal

  • Sep2022Mar2021

    Personalised Digital Health Specialist

    Innovation Sprint | Enschede, the Netherlands (Remote)

  • Feb2021Nov2013

    Researcher eHealth

    Roessingh Research and Development | Enschede, the Netherlands

  • Dec2019May2018

    Programme Manager 'Personalized eHealth Technology'

    University of Twente | Enschede, the Netherlands

  • Feb2021Nov2013

    Researcher Biomedical Signals and Systems group

    University of Twente | Enschede, the Netherlands

Education

  • PhD Nov2017

    Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering

    University of Twente |Enschede, the Netherlands

  • MSc. Oct2013

    Master in Biomedical Engineering

    Universidade Nova de Lisboa | Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2011-2012

    ERASMUS programme

    University of Twente | Enschede, the Netherlands

    Other Roles

    Certifications

    • 2024

      Workshop Facilitation Certification

      Facilitator School

    • 2021

      Good Clinical Practice certification

      EMWO

    • 2016

      Staatsexamen Nederlands als Tweede Taal - Programma II

      Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO)