University of Evora

University of Evora

The University of Évora is a public University organized in 4 Schools: Arts, Sciences and Technology, Social Sciences and Nursing.  Research and Development (R&D) covers several scientific areas through a network of 18 Research Units, all of them submitted to international evaluation under the coordination of the Institute for Research and Advanced Studies. The University of Évora has established 5 Chairs in areas of excellence (Biodiversity, Renewable Energies, Heritage and Health), participates in the National Roadmap of Strategic Research Infrastructures and has several research infrastructures in agronomy, biodiversity, environment, computer sciences, business studies and entrepreneurship, aerospace engineering, solar energy and heritage. UÉvora will be responsible for THINK4JOBS guidelines/protocol for CT transfer from curricula to labour market due to the previous experience the members of the team have in the development of quality recommendations of this type in the field of critical thinking education and training.


Rita is full Professor at the Veterinary Medicine Department of the University of Évora. She graduated in the Veterinary Medicine field, and she holds a PhD Veterinary Sciences – Animal reproduction. Her interests cover the area of critical thinking, particularly in the topics related to the development of clinical reasoning and decision taking in clinical settings. She participated in a preceding Erasmus+ – the CRITHINKEDU project. Additional details on scientific activities can be found at

Célia Antunes is Assistant Professor at the Chemistry Department, School of Technology, of the University of Évora. She graduated in Biochemistry, and she holds a PhD in Biochemistry (field of the mechanisms in health and disease) with a keen interest in the environmental health impacts. She participates in projects in Environmental Health aiming to a better understanding of environment induced disease outbreak; transdisciplinary approaches for Global Health, risk evaluation, decision-making and intersectoral communication are areas of her interests. She participated in several national and international projects.  Additional details on scientific activities can be found at

David Ferreira has a degree in Veterinary Medicine, and PhD in Veterinary Sciences- Anaesthesiology. He is an Assistant Professor in the University of Évora in the areas of veterinary imaging, anesthesiology and surgery. He also lectured veterinary anatomy for over 20 years. His main research interests are on anesthesiology and pain management, animal welfare, and devices for drug delivery and health monitoring. He is a European expert (EX2006C201517) for evaluating projects financed by the European Commission in “Understanding causative mechanisms in co- and multimorbidities combining mental and non-mental disorders” since 2018. Additional informations at

Luis Sebastião has teacher training in Biology and Geology   (degree level in 1983) and a PhD in Educational Sciences, Specialty in Philosophy of Education (2001) by the University of Évora. In here

He teaches Theory of Education, Educational Axiology and Bioethics.

Luis has been Chairman of the Board of the Department of Pedagogy and Education (2002-2010 and 2015-2017), Pro-Rector at the University of Évora (2001-2006) and held scientific and pedagogical coordination functions at the Methodist University of Angola (2011-2014). He is director of the Center for Research in Education and Psychology at the University of Évora (CIEP)

His areas of interest are Philosophy of Education, Education and Values, Education for Citizenship, Educational Policies and Bioethics.

Margarida is both a human nurse and a veterinarian, holder of a PhD in Veterinary Sciences, with a keen interest in community health and transdisciplinary approaches for One Health.

Currently, working as an Assistant Professor at the Veterinary Medicine Dept. at UÉvora, she participates in projects that aim for a better characterisation of zoonotic viral diseases transmission, risk evaluation, decision-making  and intersectoral communication. More information at

Joana Reis is Professor of the Veterinary Nursing programme at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana de Castelo since October 2020. She was Assistant Professor at the Veterinary Medicine Department of the University of Évora for 9 years, having taught Small Animal Clinical Practice for 18 years. She obtained her bachelor’s in veterinary medicine in the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (1999), and a Master in Biomedical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (2003). She has a PhD in Veterinary Sciences from the University of Évora (2011). Her research background is focused in Biomedical Engineering, animal models of disease and development of clinical reasoning and decision making processes in veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing students. Further information on scientific activities may be consulted at .

Hugo F. Rebelo has a degree in Biology and Geology, and is developing his PhD in the area of Scientific Research in Educational Sciences (epistemology and methodologies). He is a Science and Technology Manager at the Research Center in Education and Psychology, and performs statistical analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.

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