Ana Salgado has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology by Universidade do Minho. She is currently a lecturer at the Human and Social Sciences Area in the School of Health of Porto (Politécnico do Porto). Ana worked for several years as a lecturer at the Portuguese Catholic University at Braga, and also as a school psychologist in private and public schools (from Kindergarten to High School). Ana is also experienced in designing and delivering adult training in communication skills. She is an active member of Invicta Toastmasters Club at Porto. Her research interests include communication, gamification and self-regulated learning.
Experienced professional with 21 years of demonstrated history in working in the higher education sector in Educational consultancy&support, Project management, Coordination of pedagogical initiatives, Academic management and curriculum design, Staff training.
Co-creator and manager of the Transversal and Transferable Skills Program for PhD candidates and researchers at FEUP (UPorto). Organizer of the ‘Doctoral Congress in Engineering’.
Accredited as trainer of trainers (by I.E.F.P.) and as trainer of teachers/professors (by C.C.P.F.C.), has lectured more than 500h in courses related to pedagogical/teaching skills and soft skills.
Lecturer in the course units: 'Basic Pedagogical Skills to teach in Higher Education' and 'How to survive your PhD' at UPorto.
Does Research & Innovation in "Higher Education Pedagogy" (6 funded projects; more than 50 presentations in conferences, more than 20 publications).