PhD Student Land Economy, Environment & Society
I hold a master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon. My research interests are in livestock and animal production, agricultural systems and management, food policy and epidemiology and risk analysis in animal and public health. I have also a particular interest in health and welfare assessment, having worked directly with the EU Project “Animal Welfare Indicators (AWIN)” research team on the development and testing of animal-based indicators, including those of pain, for intensively kept dairy goats. I was also involved in the “Stable Schools Project”, from the Thuenen Institute of Organic Farming, performing periodic welfare assessments on organic dairy goat farms, in Germany.