Catarina is a Microbiologist with a PhD in Biology and has since 2006 been engaged in several lifesaving projects as well as teaching. She has a special interest in drowning research and prevention issues and in promoting water safety in developing countries as well as within non-native and high-risk communities in developed countries. Recently, she has concentrated her scientific collaboration in several drowning prevention research projects, actively collaborating with University of Porto (Portugal), University of Vigo (Spain), Federation University (Australia), University of Auckland (New Zealand) and Royal Life Saving Society – Australia. She’s the secretary of the Drowning Prevention and Public Education Commission of The International Life Saving Federation (ILS) and a member of the ILS Women’s Network. She has authored and co-authored several scientific papers, reports, book chapters and lectures at International Conferences.
Currently, Assistant Researcher at the EPI-Unit, Institute of Public Health, University of Porto (Portugal), Assistant Professor at Lusófona University of Porto (Portugal) and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences of the James Cook University (Australia).
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