Helena Caria

Professor at School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (ESS/IPS), Setúbal, Portugal

Profile Presentation
Senior Researcher and University Teacher for more than 23 years.
Expertise developed on strategic and project planning, data analysis, research, content development, document delivery proven by the authoring of a variety of documents: High-quality medically and scientifically accurate documents, conference materials (authored of 35 peer-review articles published in reputed journals (Q1, Q2, and Q3), production of slide sets and posters for more than 70 presentations at scientific meetings), dissemination content materials addressing different target audiences, self-evaluation reports/dossiers, educational materials, technical documents, among others. Teaching expertise covering different themes from Biomedical Sciences, including Master’s and PhD supervision. International teaching expertise including other domains as Wellbeing and COVID-19@ work. Impactful communicator with domain knowledge and ability to communicate scientific information to multiple audiences acquired through professional activities on Academia and Research Institutions delivering lectures and talks to over 1K undergraduate students, Master and PhD students, Educators, Health professionals, colleagues, and other Stakeholders.
Proven ability to manage multiple projects and different situations simultaneously. Responsible for the management of cross-functional teams in Academia and Research Institutions. Collaborate in Research teams of different projects with international (COST, TWINNING, ERASMUS +) or national (FCT, SNRIPD) financial support. Principal Research of projects with revenue above 200K euros. Able to maintain peer-peer relationships and empowering industry experts to pool funding resources.

Professional Experience
School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (ESS/IPS), Setúbal, Portugal.
Head of Biomedical Department. Writing of self-evaluation reports/dossiers related to academic audits and inspections. Responsible for the management of Teachers covering different programmes (Bachelor, Master, Post graduated) in Health, Bioinformatics, and Biomedical Engineering Studies. Educational materials and writing assignments related to pedagogical methodologies, academic audits, and scientific projects. Lecturer of General Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology, Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Medical Devices, Research Methodologies (applied to Health and Public Health programmes), Seminars, Control of infection, Food security and also Health and safety at work. Supervisor of Undergraduate and Master’s students. Acted as an organizational liaison to build key relationships fostering collaboration among business stakeholders, faculty, staff, students, and partner institutions under rigorous work ethics. Since 2005 belongs to the headquarters of ESS/IPS after winning public application.

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