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 mostly related to social innovation. In this case, the challenge is not so much in the role but in the topic of focus.

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)
  • wearable technology
  • persuasive technology
  • multimodal assessment
  • chronic disease management

Work Experience

  • presentNov2022

    Researcher | EU Project Manager

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

  • presentOct2022

    Chief Customer Officer

    Fibion Oy | Finland (Remote)

  • 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


  • 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


    • 2021

      Good Clinical Practice certification


    • 2016

      Staatsexamen Nederlands als Tweede Taal - Programma II

      Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO)