In October 2013 I’ve moved from Portugal to the UK to join the Hydrographic Academy (HA) at the University of Plymouth as “Lecturer in e-Learning for Hydrography”. The former HA is now MLA College, a part of BAU Global and IMarEST, and a partner college of the University of Plymouth.

When not playing Golf, I am full-time at MLA. My role is of lecturer and tutor and I am the Programme Manager of the Sustainable Maritime Operations BSc and MSc programmes. 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 developed OCEANUS, an oceanographic digital atlas & data processing software, which received a couple of awards as educational software. Within my doctorate work, I have participated in several oceanographic campaigns and I had short stays at the Institute for Marine Science (IFM) of the University of Kiel (Germany), where I worked on Objective Analysis, National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), Washington D.C. (USA), having contributed to the software used in the first Oceanographic data CD-ROM of the Atlantic Ocean, and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS), Miami, Florida (USA), working on integration of raster Satellite Imagery with 'in situ' vector data.

Until October 2013 I pursued an academic career at the Intitute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (ICBAS) of the University of Porto, Portugal, where I lectured Physical Oceanography, GIS, and Fisheries Stock Assessment 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 (CIIMAR) of the University of Porto. 

I obtained my Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) at University of Plymouth in 2015, becoming Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK).