I am a social scientist with a bachelor's and master's degree in Sociology, from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, as well as a PhD in Social Sciences, from the University of Aveiro, Portugal. I am an Assistant Professor at Lusófona University (Centro Universitário do Porto), a full researcher at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Education and Development (CeiED), Lusófona University, and an external collaborator researcher at the Centre for Research in Higher education Policies (CIPES), Universities of Porto and Aveiro. My primary research interests include higher education (HE) policies and institutional and organisational analysis, with a particular emphasis on the impact of policies in HE institutions’ structures, processes, practices, and actors – particularly students and academics. In connection to the impact on institutional actors, I became interested in gender issues and included this dimension of analysis into my research. Parallel to this, and more recently, I became interested in doctoral education studies, initially focusing on the doctorate's current structural transformations but gradually widening my scope of inquiry to specific dimensions of doctoral education, such as supervision. I have an extensive research experience in higher education research, which began even before I completed my PhD, in 2009 with a FCT PhD scholarship. Since then, this experience has been demonstrated and reflected in my participation as a research member of nationally (five by FCT) and internationally funded (one by European Commission) research projects, in international studies institutionally sponsored (two by University of Aveiro), and in national studies privately funded (two by EDULOG – Fundação Belmiro de Azevedo); as co-coordinator (PI and Co-PI) and researcher in studies privately funded (two national by EDULOG – Fundação Belmiro de Azevedo); and in other research roles (e.g., advisory board member, partner/transfer agent, associated partner) in internationally (three, by Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, EU Lifelong Programme) and nationally (one, POCH – Portuguese Government) funded projects. I also have substantial participation as a research consultant namely in studies and analyses supported by various national (A3ES, EDULOG, Professional Associations/Unions) and international bodies/agencies (ENQA). As of June 2023, I had 61 peer reviewed academic publications. These included 2 books (both national, as author and co-author), 17 book chapters (16 international mostly with Palgrave, Springer, and Brill, with 7 as 1st author), 2 book editions (both by Palgrave, as editor and co-editor), 32 journal articles (30 in international journals, with 16 as 1st author) and 8 articles in indexed conference proceedings (all international, with 2 as 1st author). I also have 13 other publications, 12 of which study reports. My Google Scholar metrics translated into a total of 13 articles with 1159 citations, corresponding to a 19 h-index and a 28 i10-index; my Scopus metrics translated into a total of 32 publications (29 journal articles and 3 book chapters) with 403 citations by 362 documents, which corresponded to a 11 h-index; and in the Web of Science Core Collection metrics I had 34 Publications, cited 346 times, which amounted to a 10 H-Index. I am a member of the Portuguese Sociological Association (APS), the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER), the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), including the SRHE Postgraduate Issues Network, and COST ACTION CA20137 Making Young Researchers' Voices Heard for Gender Equality (VOICES).

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Sónia Cardoso

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