national network

The national network includes researchers working in different higher education institutions and research centres in Portugal.

Hilson Filho Cunha is PhD in Life Sciences, specializing in Public Health, Faculty of Medical Sciences, New University of Lisbon. He is also BA in Architecture and Urbanism, and also BA in Psychopedagogy. In 2002 he completed the Master of Public Health at the National Public Health and School of the New University of Lisbon. Since 1992, he works on prevention and treatment of substance use (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs), and since 1999 he also acts on the field of tobacco control and alcohol and drug policies, representing NGOs before various government agencies. He also collaborates as a university lecturer and is a researcher in Public Health since 2002. He has published dozens of policy-oriented works on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs’ use and abuse. These books address issues such as public policy, epidemiology, health promotion and protection, law, health problems associated with the use, organization of health care and more effective therapeutic approaches.

João Carlos Martins has a BA Degree (2004) and PhD Degree (2015) in Sociology from New University of Lisbon and a Master Degree in Urban Anthropology (2009) from University of Lisbon, and today is postdoctoral researcher enrolled at the H2020 ROCK project: Regeneration and Optimization of Cultural Heritage in Creative and Knowledge Cities. His research explores (i) multidimensional changes on urban, suburban and periurban depressed territories of South Europe and (ii) multidimensional areas of public and private economic regeneration on urban areas of post-recession cities. Recently, Dr. Martins has worked as scientific advisor on some projects on socioeconomic exclusion in the city of Lisbon and on intervention community projects funded by local and national agencies in Portugal by conducting ethnography, the implementation of methodology tasks, and administrative management, including the evaluation and compliance of projects with public policies priorities.

Rosa Fina holds a PhD in Contemporary History from the University of Lisbon Portuguese Studies, Language and Modern Literature from the University of Lisbon (2003), MA in Culture Sciences & Arts from the European Sciences Institute “Padre Manuel Antunes”. Her thesis focus on the urban night in Portuguese culture during both the 18th and 19th centuries. Her postdoctoral research focuses on the urban night in Lisbon during the twentieth century. Fina is currently researcher in the Institute of Contemporary History at the Faculty of Social & Human Sciences at the New University of Lisbon as well as at the Centre of Portuguese Literature and Culture at the University of Lisbon.

Ricardo Campos is MA in Sociology and PhD in Visual Anthropology, and is currently enrolled at  CICS.Nova (Centro Interdisciplinar de Ciências Sociais da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas) as Sneior Reseracher. He is also Visiting Lecturer at Universidade Aberta, teaching in the MA courses on International Relations. Campos is coordinator of the Portuguese-Brazilin Network on Art and Urban Interventions (RAIU), also of the Research Group on Visual Culture from the Portuguese Association of Communication Studies. Campos is founder and co-editor of the scientific journal Cadernos de Arte & Antropologia. Currently, Campos is PI of the research grant “Trans_Urb_Arts, emergent urban arts in Lisbon and São Paulo”. Over the years Campos has been researching in several research centers, focusing on the themes of urban juvenile cultures, urban art, digital media, visual anthropology and visual culture, with various chapters of books and articles in national and international magazines on these issues. Among many others, Campos is author of Introdução à cultura Visual. Abordagens teóricas e metodológicas (2013), Porque pintamos a cidade? Uma abordagem etnográfica ao graffiti urbano (2010), co-editor of relevant books such as, e.g., Uma cidade de Imagens (2011), Popular & Visual Culture: Design, Circulation and Consumption (2014), and Transglobal Sounds. Music, indentity and migrant descendants, (2016).

Albert Acedo Sánchez holds a BA in Geomatic and Surveying Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and has worked as a surveyor for six years. He also holds a MA in Territorial Planning and Environmental Management at the University of Barcelona in 2013, where he had the opportunity of being involved in some research projects related to the digital hybridization of the public space. Then, he took the Erasmus Mundus MSc. in Geospatial Technologies with a special interest in the interaction between technology, space and citizens from a participatory point of view. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at NOVA Informatic Management School and is enrolled at the GEO-C project (, funded by the European Commission within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, International Training Networks (ITN), European Joint Doctorates (EJD). Inside the project, Albert is dealing with the participation in the smart city context from a citizen-based approach based on four pillars; environmental psychology, sociology, geography and geoinformatics.

Paula Guerra holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Porto. She is currently Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of the Arts (FLUP) and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR) in Australia. Her research aims to search for a new actual interpretative paradigm regarding the urban youth musical cultures. Specific interest in the punk culture singularity and its importance are centra for Prof. Guerra to interpretate contemporary youth cultures. She particularly focuses on the approach of the punk artistic and discursive production as contemporary identity frames, incepting plural methodology in order to study the Portuguese punk scenes.