Born in Beja, played Handball for many years before converting to Ultimate Frisbee.
Perennial Portuguese Ultimate champion and current National team coach.
Areas of Interest
Exercise physiology, cardiovascular and respiratory interactions in health and disease,
effects of respiratory training on disease and sports performance, sport performance
analysis, physical exercise in rehabilitation and sports performance.
PhD in Sports, Health and Exercise Sciences (Human Physiology) – Brunel University
Masters degree in High Performance Training – Faculdade de Motricidade Humana da
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
Degree in Sports Sciences – Faculdade de Motricidade Humana da Universidade
Técnica de Lisboa
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
PostDoctoral Research Fellow – Bournemouth University – Professor Alison McConnell
Exercise Room Coordinator and Master Trainer – Village Gym – Portimão
Founding Partner and Director at BULA Ltd (UK)
Scientific / Pedagogical Activity
Articles published international journals
Poster presentations and oral communications at various national and international
Invited Lecturer at Manuel Teixeira Gomes Institute (ULHT) – Portimão
Scientific Societies and Positions
Physiological Society (UK)
APS – American Physiological Society
ISARP – International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology
APUDD – Portuguese Ultimate and Disc Sports Association
• Vice President for Sports Development (2011-2014; 2017-Present);
• Portuguese National Ultimate team coach 2007/08 and 2012-Present;
Fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish.
Basic level French.