António José Barata Figueiredo
He has carried out his whole academic career at the University of Coimbra, and is currently the Director of the Faculty of Sports Sciences and Physical Education (FCDEF), a position he has held since September 2011. He was the President of the Scientific Council and the Pedagogical Council of FCDEF, and member of the University Senate, the Quality Committee and the Sports Observatory.
Throughout his academic career, he has always taught at different levels of teaching, being responsible for several courses. He supervised numerous master's dissertations, as well as close to a dozen doctoral theses, some of them at foreign universities. As a researcher, he has focused his goals in the training of young athletes, being the author and / or co-author of hundreds of scientific works, either presented in congresses or written in scientific articles, with more than 70 publications in indexed journals and with the impact factor Thomson ISI JCR. He also participates in the research team of 2 Erasmus + projects, as well as a project in the scope of the Centro2020 programme, to rethink the link between engineering and sport. He currently dedicates special attention to the dual career in the student-athlete dyad, having recently been elected to a second term as a member of the Executive Committee of the European Athlete-Student - Dual Career Network.