With a PhD in Ecological Economics from the UK, Sandrine Simon focuses on interdisciplinary approaches of issues such as sustainable cities and societies, participatory governance and territorial-social learning, environmental policy-making tools and circular economy principles, and reforms in Education for Sustainability (EfS). She is a strong advocate of participatory approaches. Based at the CeiED at Lusófona University, she is doing her second PhD on urban agriculture and territorial education in Lisbon, for which she has published 5 articles in peer-reviewed journals (Current Issues in Comparative Education, World Journal of Educational Research, Systemic Practice and Action Research, Educação, Sociedade e Culturas, and the Journal of Urban Research and Practice). The final of piece of research on an online urban participatory governance platform will be documented in an article in Journal of Urban Technology and the reflexion on the learning emerging from the use of the tool will be written in an article for the Journal of ICTS and Human Development. Together with two colleagues from the CeiED, Sandrine also designed a postgraduate module entitled “Education and Arts for Global citizenship and Sustainability” (July 2022), from which an article will shortly be submitted to the journal Frontiers in Education. In addition, this work will be extended through a COST proposal on Arts, Citizenship and Sustainability. Prior to her work at Lusófona, Sandrine carried out research a project on cultural heritage and natural resource (water) management in Morocco and published two books on that research (one with L'Harmattan, Paris (in 2020) and one with Routledge, London (in 2021). She also worked and published on women's emancipation and ICTs in Morocco. Of French nationality, she spent more than 25 years in the UK and 11 years in North Africa. She has experience in research as well as in teaching including designing undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and supervising masters and PhD students. Besides working at university, she also has experience in teaching in French Cultural Centres abroad, secondary schools and also worked for the London NGO Forum for the Future. Her current work on the online participatory platform will involve PhD students but also non academic partners in a workshop. Her second PhD that she is currently finishing focuses on the area of territorial education, participatory urbanism and urban agriculture, with a particular focus on vulnerabilities that emerged from the current pandemic. These include food insecurity, the difficulty in enhancing participation when social distancing is necessary, and the weaknesses of the educational and professional training system in equipping stakeholders with the skills that are necessary to operationalise sustainability. To do so, her lines of action include research on how urban agricultural initiatives can help cities become more food autonomous; how to develop appropriate social urbanism online platforms; and how new forms of education, based on experiential and social learning, can help to make 'sustainability' more relevant to people's private lives and needs, whilst respecting the global citizenship UNESCO principles that are universally shared. Her current focus is on developing a participatory online urban governance platform for stakeholders involved in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area food system. Her professional guiding principles therefore include strategic publishing, field work with non-academic partners as well as international networking to extend the network of knowledge necessary to make societal transformations realistic, responding to people’s needs and also, hopefully, more humane.

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Sandrine Simon

Nomes de citação

  • Simon, Sandrine, PhD

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID


  • (351) 926411930 (Pessoal)


  • Avenida Afonso de Albuquerque, N.203, 1E, 2825-451, Santo Antonio de caparica, Costa da Caparica, Lisboa, Portugal (Pessoal)


  • https://www.ceied.ulusofona.pt/en/researchers/integrated-researchers/sandrine-simon/ (Profissional)
  • http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/sms348.html (Académico)

Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências Sociais - Geografia Económica e Social - Ciências do Ambiente
  • Humanidades - Línguas e Literaturas


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Francês (Idioma materno)
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Espanhol; Castelhano Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador independente (B1)
Árabe Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador elementar (A2)
Português Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador elementar (A1)
Grau Classificação
1994/09/03 - 1998/07/01
Post-Doctoral PhD programme, Department of Economics (Postgraduate Certificate)
Especialização em Ecological Economics
Keele University, Reino Unido
"Sustainability, National Accounting and the Environment" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
1993/09/17 - 1994/07/03
Masters in Project Analysis (Postgraduate Certificate)
Especialização em Project analysis
Université de Montpellier, França
1992/09/01 - 1993/07/03
Licence ERASMUS in Ecological Economics (Licence)
Especialização em Ecological economics
Keele University, Reino Unido

Université de Montpellier, França
Very good
1990/09/03 - 1992/06/06
DEUG en economie (Bachelor)
Especialização em Economie
Université de Montpellier, França
Percurso profissional

Docência no Ensino Superior

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2015/09/01 - 2020/06/30 Leitor (Docente Universitário) Université Euro-Méditerranéenne de Fès, Marrocos
Université Euro-Méditerranéenne de Fès, Marrocos
2000/09/01 - 2010/09/02 Leitor (Docente Universitário) Open University, Reino Unido
The Open University, Reino Unido

Cargos e Funções

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2020/09/01 - Atual Researcher Universidade Lusófona, Portugal
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias Centro de Estudos Interdisciplinares em Educação e Desenvolvimento, Portugal


Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2010/09/03 - 2015/07/03 teaching in secondary school AEFE (Agence de L'Enseignement Francais a l'Etranger), Lycee Paul Valery Fes-Meknes , Marrocos
1996/06/05 - 2000/06/05 Research Fellow Keele University, Reino Unido
Forum for the Future, Reino Unido


Artigo em conferência
  1. Simon, Sandrine. "Filed work: drawing lessons from urban agriculture to facilitate transitions towards sustainable cities". Trabalho apresentado em Back to human scale international meeting. rethinking space for tomorrow, Lisbon, 2022.
  2. "Participatory Urban Planning Towards city resilience, food security and social learning for a sustainable post Covid future". Trabalho apresentado em IGU Urban Commission Annual Conference. The Multiple challenges of urban resilience., Beirut, 2021.
  3. Simon, Sandrine; Eddie Smigiel. "An Exploration of the Confusion between Concept and Formalization amongst the Community of Teachers in Physics". Trabalho apresentado em ATINER Conference on Engineering Education 2018, Athens, 2018.
  4. Simon, Sandrine. "Bridges between traditional and modern water policies in Morocco. Cultural ingenuity, social adaptability, climatic constraints, and modern economic aspirations in the rehabilitation of the medina of Fes.". Trabalho apresentado em 7th international environmental, cultural, economic and social sustainability conference in New Zealand, 2011.
  5. Simon, Sandrine. "Water-holes. Missing links and hidden connections. the contribution of systemic approaches to water crises around the world.". Trabalho apresentado em Seminars - Centre for Environmental Strategy, university of Surrey., Guildford, 2009.
    Aceite para publicação
  6. Simon, Sandrine. "Innovative approaches to water security: ICTs as platforms for systemic online negotiation". Trabalho apresentado em Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Science - 2006,, Sonoma, CA, 2006.
Artigo em revista
  1. Simon, Sandrine. "Museu de Lisboa (org.) – Hortas de Lisboa: Da IdadeMédia ao Século XXI = Lisbon Vegetable Gardens: From Middle Ages to the 21st Century [exposição e catálogo]". MIDAS Museus e estudos interdisciplinares january (2023): https://journals.openedition.org/midas/.
    No prelo
  2. Simon, Sandrine. "Personal proximity, disruptive dissent and participatory governance as forms of climate change activism through urban agriculture. Illustrative examples in green European capitals Lisbon & Bristol". Educacao, Sociedade & Culturas 62 (2022): 1-21. https://doi.org/10.24840/esc.vi62.275.
  3. Simon, Sandrine, PhD. "A New Phase in the History of Education for Sustainability. The Emergence of Territorial Education in a Post-Covid Recovery Period". World Journal of Educational Research 9 3 (2022): 75-96. http://www.scholink.org/ojs/index.php/wjer/article/view/4954/5827.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado
  4. Simon, Sandrine; Dantas, Lucimar. Autor correspondente: Simon, Sandrine. "Covid and Higher Education: Crossed Perspectives in the Construction of Knowledge and the rise of Citizen Science. Theoretical reflections and practical approach in the 11th Encounter of CeiED researchers, July 2021.". Current Issues in Comparative Education 24 2 (2022): 50-70.
  5. Simon, Sandrine. Autor correspondente: Simon, Sandrine. "The 'Covid-trigger': new light on Urban Agriculture and systemic approach to urbanism to co-create a sustainable Lisbon.". Systemic Practice and Action Research SPAR (2022): https://doi.org/10.1007/s11213-022-09598-9.
  6. "The contribution of urban agriculture in urban planning transitions: building resilience in Lisbon.". Urban Governance (2022):
    Em revisão
  7. Simon, Sandrine. "Territorial Education through Urban Agriculture. Contributing to Building Sustainable Cities in Times of a Pandemic". Current Issues in Comparative Education 23 1 (2021): 31-47.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado
  8. Simon, Sandrine. Autor correspondente: Simon, Sandrine. "Réintroduire le patrimoine de l’eau parmi les communs". In Situ. Au regard des sciences sociales (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.4000/insituarss.599.
    Acesso aberto • 10.4000/insituarss.599
  9. Eddie Smigiel; Simon, Sandrine. "An exploration of the confusion between concept and formalization amongst the community of teachers in physics". ATINER'S Conference Paper Series, No: ENGEDU2018-2502. (2018): https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02163188/document.
    Acesso aberto • HAL Id: hal-02163188 https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02163188 • Tradutor
  10. Simon, Sandrine. "Education: et si le numérique changeait vraiment la donne?". Innovation Review (2017): http://www.innovationreview.ma/article/education-numerique-exemple-marocain.
  11. Simon, Sandrine. "Using ICTs to Explore Moroccan Women’s Ideas about Their Emancipation". Gender, Technology and Development 15 2 (2011): 301-317. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/097185241101500206.
    Publicado • 10.1177/097185241101500206
  12. Simon, Sandrine. "Complexity, democracy and sustainability: promoting water security through systemic online negotiations.". Systems Practice and Action Research (SPAR) journal 20 3 (2007): 273-291.
  13. Simon, Sandrine. "Systemic Educational Approaches to Environmental Issues: The Contribution of Ecological Art". Systemic Practice and Action Research 19 2 (2006): 143-157. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11213-006-9008-6.
    Publicado • 10.1007/s11213-006-9008-6
  14. Simon, Sandrine. "Systemic Evaluation Methodology: The Emergence of Social Learning From Environmental ICT Prototypes". Systemic Practice and Action Research 17 5 (2004): 471-496. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11213-004-5789-7.
    Publicado • 10.1007/s11213-004-5789-7
  15. Ekins, Paul; Simon, Sandrine; Deutsch, Lisa; Folke, Carl; De Groot, Rudolf. "A framework for the practical application of the concepts of critical natural capital and strong sustainability". Ecological Economics 44 2-3 (2003): 165-185. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0921-8009(02)00272-0.
  16. Simon, Sandrine. "An illustrative application of the CRITINC framework to the UK". Ecological Economics 44 (2003): 255-275.
  17. Ekins, Paul; Simon, Sandrine. "Estimating sustainability gaps: methods and preliminary applications for the UK and the Netherlands". Ecological Economics 37 1 (2001): 5-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0921-8009(00)00279-2.
    Publicado • 10.1016/s0921-8009(00)00279-2
  18. Simon, Sandrine. "An accounting representation of sustainable agriculture practices: the case of a biogas agricultural unit in Sichuan". Sustainable Development 8 2 (2000): 106-120. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(sici)1099-1719(200005)8:2<106::aid-sd129>3.0.co;2-u.
    Publicado • 10.1002/(sici)1099-1719(200005)8:2<106::aid-sd129>3.0.co;2-u
  19. Simon, Sandrine. "Environmental Review: A Framework for Sustainable Water Management: Integrating Ecological Constraints in Policy Tools in the United Kingdom". Environmental Practice 1 4 (1999): 227-238. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1466046600000818.
    Publicado • 10.1017/s1466046600000818
  20. Proops, John L.R.; Atkinson, Giles; Schlotheim, Burkhard Frhr.v.; Simon, Sandrine. "International trade and the sustainability footprint: a practical criterion for its assessment". Ecological Economics 28 1 (1999): 75-97. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0921-8009(98)00030-5.
    Publicado • 10.1016/s0921-8009(98)00030-5
  21. Simon, Sandrine. "A framework for sustainable water management: integrating ecological constraints in policy tools in the UK". Environmental Practice (1999): 227-238.
  22. Ekins, Paul; Simon, Sandrine. "The sustainability gap: a practical indicator of sustainability in the framework of the national accounts". International Journal of Sustainable Development 2 1 (1999): 32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijsd.1999.004313.
    Publicado • 10.1504/ijsd.1999.004313
Capítulo de livro
  1. "Towards city resilience, food security and territorial learning.". In Understanding and transforming the territory. Approaches and perspectives., editado por Carlos Smaniotto Costa; Nagayama Aragao, 25-37. Lisboa, Portugal: Edicoes universitarias Lusofonas, 2022.
    No prelo
  2. Simon, Sandrine; Duarte, Tiago L; Sonia Vladimira Correia; Fernandes, Pedro Afonso; Smaniotto Costa, Carlos; Manico Zuinder. "The potential of citizens science for socio-spatial studies. Defining and operationalizing research pathways". In Understanding and transforming the territory. Approaches and perspectives., editado por Carlos Smaniotto Costa; Nagayama Aragao. Lisboa: Edicoes universitarias Lusofonas, 2022.
    No prelo
  3. Simon, Sandrine. "From green capital of Europe to sustainable city: steps through an urban transformative journey in Lisbon". In 30 years of urbanism at Lusofona University. Lisbon, Portugal: Edicoes universitarias lusofonas, 2022.
  4. Sebti, Hicham; Simon, Sandrine. "Exploring the harmful effect of informational dissonance on students’ recruitment". In Strategic Marketing of Higher Education in Africa, 59-75. London, Reino Unido: Routledge, 2020.
    Publicado • 10.4324/9780429320934-5
  5. Simon, Sandrine. "Bridging divides in the Arab world: the use of ICT platforms to promote women’s emancipation in Morocco". In Information and Communication Technologies: New Research. New York, Estados Unidos: Nova publishers, 2013.
  6. Simon, Sandrine. "From traditional to modern water management systems; reflection on the evolution of a water ethic in semi arid Morocco". In Current issues of water management, 229-258. Croácia: InTech publishers, 2011.
  7. Simon, Sandrine. "Managing water for sustainable development across international boundaries: the Rhine river basin". In Environment, Development and Sustainability. perspectives and cases from around the world.. Milton Keynes, Reino Unido: The Open university, 2009.
  8. Simon, Sandrine. "Sharing international waters: from conflict to co-operation in the Nile and Danube". In International Development: challenges for a world in transition. Milton Keynes, Reino Unido: The Open University, 2002.
    Publicado • 10.2307/j.ctt183p7hn.16
  9. Simon, Sandrine. "Participatory online environmental education at the Open University UK". In Teaching sustainability at universities - towards curriculum greening. Lang Publishing, Incorporated, 2002.
  10. Simon, Sandrine. "Introduction". In Greening the Accounts - Current Issues in Ecological Economics, 1-8. Cheltenham, Reino Unido: Edward Elgar, 2000.
  11. Simon, Sandrine. "Sustainability, Ecological Economics and Green Accounting". In Greening teh accounts - Curent issues in Ecological Economics, 52-67. Cheltenham, Reino Unido: Edward Elgar, 2000.
  12. Simon, Sandrine. "Alternative Green Accounting Methodologies". In Greening the Accounts - Current Issues in Ecological Economics, 155-180. Cheltenham, Reino Unido: Edward Elgar, 2000.
  13. Simon, Sandrine. "Setting the Agenda for Green Accounting in the 21st century". In Greening the Accounts - Current Issues in Ecological Economics, 246-252. Cheltenham, Reino Unido: Edward Elgar, 2000.
  14. Simon, Sandrine. "Green national accounting: conceptual shifts, construction and implementation". In Green Economics: beyond supply and demand to meeting people’s needs. London, Reino Unido: Earthscan, 1998.
  15. Simon, Sandrine. "Determining the sustainability gap: national accounting for environmental sustainability". In 1998 UK environmental accounts, 147-167. London, Reino Unido: Office for National Statistics London, 1998.
  1. Simon, Sandrine; Dantas, Lucimar. Do cientista cidadão à ciência cidadã: Olhares cruzados na construção do conhecimento. Lisboa, Portugal: Edicoes universitarias Lusofonas. 2022.
  2. Simon, Sandrine. Reviving Indigenous water management practices in Morocco: Alternative pathways to sustainable Development. London, Reino Unido: Routledge. 2021.
  3. Simon, Sandrine. Histoire d’eau Le patrimoine de l’eau rejailli des sources pour un développement alternatif au Maroc. França: L'Harmattan Maghreb. 2020.
  4. Simon, Sandrine. Genevieve Barrier Demnati. Casablanca, Marrocos: Graphely. 2020.
    No prelo • Tradutor
  5. Simon, Sandrine. Sustainability and water management. Milton Keynes, Reino Unido: The Open university. 2009.
  6. Simon, Sandrine. Sustainability and water management. Milton Keynes, Reino Unido: The Open University. 2003.
  7. Simon, Sandrine. Greening the accounts. Cheltenham, Reino Unido: Edward Elgar. 2000.
    Publicado • Editor
Resumo em conferência
  1. "Towards a sustainable Lisbon: linking food security and city resilience through the integration of Urban Agriculture into planning. The contribution of e-participatory urban governance.". Trabalho apresentado em 6th International Conference in Urban e-planning, Lisboa, 2022.
    Aceite para publicação
Revisão de livro
  1. Simon, Sandrine. "Review of "Water, Sustainable Development and the Nexus"". Revisão de Water, Sustainable Development and the Nexus (2020): http://www.water-alternatives.org/index.php/boh.
  2. Simon, Sandrine. "Review of "Water on sand: Environmental histories of the Middle East and North Africa",". Revisão de Water on Sand: Environmental histories of the Middle East and North Africa (2019): http://www.water-alternatives.org/index.php/boh.

Artística / Interpretação

Exposição artística
  1. LLamadas - back to home, homeostatis and harmony. An audio visual flamenco project based on art education to promote eco-health.. 2010.


Título / Tema
Papel desempenhado
Curso (Tipo)
Instituição / Organização
2018 - Atual Comptabilite verte et economie circulaire des dechets
Environmental economics (Doutoramento)
Université Euro-Méditerranéenne de Fès, Marrocos
2018 - Atual La comptabilite verte et l'economie circulaire dans le domaine de la gestion integree des ressources en eau dans la region Fes-Meknes
Université Euro-Méditerranéenne de Fès, Marrocos

Organização de evento

Nome do evento
Tipo de evento (Tipo de participação)
Instituição / Organização
2007 - Atual Workshop on environmental art and systems thinking and practice Milton Keynes UK (2007)
Conferência (Presidente da Comissão Organizadora)
The Open University, Reino Unido
2021/05/14 - 2021/12/16 Organisation, together with Lucimar Dantas, of the 11th Encontro do investigadores do CeiED (2021/07/14 - 2021/07/16)
Conferência (Coorganizador)
Universidade Lusofona CeiED, Portugal

Curso / Disciplina lecionado

Disciplina Curso (Tipo) Instituição / Organização
2017/09/15 - Atual Design of the Professional Training course in Management of environmental projects and cooperative economics Management of environmental projects and cooperative economics (Postgraduate Certificate) Université Euro-Méditerranéenne de Fès, Marrocos
2019 - 2020 EMADU (sustainable architecture and green urbanism): 2nd Year architecture 5 year course in architecture (Bachelor) Université Euro-Méditerranéenne de Fès, Marrocos
2015 - 2019 Environmental protection / management at the UEMF : EREE (Renewable energy and energy efficiency) Masters : Renewable energies and sustainable development GEGE (Environmental Engineering and water management) Masters : Sustainable water management in Morocco GEGE (Environmental Engineering and water management) Master: Introduction to ecological economics Touristic valorization of EuroMed culltural and natural heritage Masters : Sustainable development, governance and land management courses related o environmental management (Postgraduate Certificate) Université Euro-Méditerranéenne de Fès, Marrocos
2015 - 2019 English of speciality: teaching of content with linguistic consolidation Degree in translation : Bilinguisme, Bi-culture ; International media - francophone and anglophone ; Anglophone culture Degree in engineering (INSA-EuroMed) : History of Sciences : the golden age of sciences in the Arabic world Degree in Political Sciences and (all) Masters in the faculty of engineering : Communication and euro Mediterranean culture Degree in architecture: Cultural influences in the history of architecture in Mediterranean Basin, Sustainable architecture (Licence) Université Euro-Méditerranéenne de Fès, Marrocos
2010 - 2015 I was teaching english at secondary school level in the AEFE French School and French at the French Institute (Alliance Francaise) and am carrying on giving 'vacations' in english (2019-2020). AEFE (Agence de L'Enseignement Francais a l'Etranger), Lycee Paul Valery Fes-Meknes , Marrocos

Alliance Francaise de Fes, Marrocos
2000 - 2010 Systems thinking and practice Integrated water management Environmental decision-making processes and systems approaches were the courses I taught at the Open University, UK. (Licence) The Open University, Reino Unido


2002 Award for her contribution to the online Open university Course : The Environmental Web