Lúcia Pombo holds two PhDs: Doctoral Degree in Education - unanimously approved with distinction and honours (in 2014) and Doctoral Degree in Biology (in 2005), with traineeships at the University of Hull (UK); both concluded at the University of Aveiro. She also holds a masters’ degree in Science of Coastal Zones (1998) with the classification of 16 out of 20 at the curricular component, and a graduation in Biology (in 1995) with the classification of 18 out of 20 at the final scientific seminar. She also completed a post-doctoral project (2005-2008) on the impact evaluation of post-graduation education of Science Teachers. In these academic degrees Lúcia has been obtaining research grants from FCT, revealing academic, curricular merit and distinction. She was also selected to the Ciência2007 application position financed by FCT, as an Auxiliary Researcher for 5 years (2008-2013) at the Digital Contents Laboratory (LCD) of the Research Centre for Didactics and Technology in Teacher Education (CIDTFF) of the UA. Since June 2013 she has been an Invited Auxiliary Professor at the Department of Education and Psychology (DEP) of the UA. From January to May 2016, she started other post-doc project financed by FCT under the theme “Computer programming and coding in Basic Education - a pilot study based on Grand coalition for digital jobs”. Since June 2016 she is coordinating the Project "EduPARK" financed by FCT and FEDER, for 3 years, with an Invited Scientist Grant. She is a member of the Coordinator Commission of the CIDTFF – “Research Centre - Didactics and Technology in Teacher Education”. IInternationally, she is also a Collaborator Member of the Research Group “Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisa Identidade e Formação Docente - GRIFO, Instituto Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Her knowledge and competences, both in the scientific domain (nature and ecology issues), and in education (exploring ICT, namely in teacher training, science education and evaluation), awards her a wide research background that allowed her to publish 31 Books and Book chapters as author, 36 papers in international peer reviewed journals and 12 national peer reviewed journals (included in the ISI Web of Knowledge), 39 posters and 78 papers presented in conference proceedings, 3 of which selected as the top 6 best papers, being invited to be published as book chapters edited by ISTE & John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and by Springer. She is a co-author of the name “U-TRACER”, with protection of intellectual property as author’s rights.
In the Journal Citation Reports of Scopus, the sum of articles times cited is 223, with an average of 16 citations per paper; in the Research Gate there are 2833 downloads, 4441 views and 227 citations, the Scholar Google includes 79 papers, 488 citations and h-index is 11.
Her performance also includes activities as lecturing, since 1996 at the University of Aveiro, such as 'Nature Integrated Sciences I’ (also as coordinator), ‘Nature Integrated Sciences II’, and ‘Projects of Educational Intervention’ and ‘Distance Education’ for the Doctoral Course. She’s also been training Science Teachers in Advanced Education Courses. She supervises Masters students’ dissertations (17 concluded, and 2 ongoing - 3 of those under the Protocol between the “Instituto Superior de Ciências da Educação do Lubango” (ISCED), Huila (Angola) and the University of Aveiro, and PhD students’ theses (4 concluded, 5 ongoing).
She has submitted several projects for financial support as principal investigator to ERC, FCT, CGF and the FCT/CAPES Program, and she has been actively participating in 17 projects, mentioning only the most important ones: i) Coordinator of the EduPARK project financed by FCT and FEDER under the Portugal 2020 call (2016/19)(€198.509); ii) individual post-Doc FCT Grant “Computer programming and coding in Basic Education - a pilot study based on Grand coalition for digital jobs”; iii) Member of the Junior Code Academy project of Erasmus+ (281.940€); iv) Coordinator of the project “Academia de Código Júnior” financed by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (2014/15) (€5.023,90 for the UA; v) Member of the Euro4Science project of Erasmus+ (2014/16)(€282.000); vi) Consultant of the project AGIRE (2014/15) financed by QREN (€86.319,61 for the UA); vii) Member of the R&D Project TRACER (2010/13) financed by FCT (€152.506); viii) Member of the Treaty of Windsor Anglo-Portuguese Joint Research Project (2010/11), a collaboration project between Bradford (UK) and University of Aveiro (€1.500); ix) Member of the project EuSTD COMENIUS European Project (2006/08)(€351.667). She has also been collaborating, since 2013, with the “Centro de Competências TIC/UA” under the SeguraNet project.
She was also an Expert Member of Projects Evaluation panel of FOCyT (Fondo para la Investigación Cientifica y Tecnológica) of the “Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Innovación Productiva” (Buenos Aires, Argentina).