Doutoramento em Sociologia
Her areas of interest and research go through (a) Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty, applied to Disasters & Catastrophes, emphasizing the concepts of Vulnerability and Resilience, contextually situated; (b) Protective and predictors factors of stress and trauma resulting from exposure to potentially trigger cumulative situations such as the performance of the activity of safety, emergency and rescue teams, and emergent or cumulative exposure to natural phenomena impact; (c) Styles of Thought, Themata e inter-relation with Theory of Social Representations; (d) Science, Technology and Society; Science, Knowledge and Scientific Practices; Science, Culture, Scientific Vulgarization and Communication Strategies; (e) Democracy and Citizenship - Accountability, Public Participation and Human Rights; (f) Qualitative and quantitative methods of collecting and analyzing data, including statistical analysis using the SPSS for quantitative and ALCEST for lexical analysis. Within the science-society interaction, privileged interdisciplinary research has pointed out the interest in the issue of conceptions and perceptions of risk, namely seismic and biotechnology, associated with different communication strategies and styles of thought. In the last three years developed collaboration on climate change, implications of the Anthropocene, and on the implications of new coronavirus, focusing on sustainable and resilient communities. Theories of Sustainability Transitions began to be a focus of interest for analysing the transitional measures defined at European level to promote resilient societies, implying a reduction in the impact of phenomena, natural or man-made, which cause risks, namely those resulting from the impact of climate change.