Ana Margarida Pisco Almeida is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. She is graduated in New Communication Technologies, holds a PhD in Communication Sciences and Technologies (University of Aveiro, Portugal) and lectures in the following undergraduate, graduate and doctoral courses offered by the Department of Communication and Art: BSc in New Communication Technologies, Master in Multimedia in Communication, Doctoral Program on Information and Communication in Digital Platforms, and Doctoral Program on Multimedia in Education.
She was Vice-Director (2006-2010) and Director (2010-2013) of the BSc on New Communication Technologies and is currently member of the Scientific Board of the Doctoral Programme in Multimedia in Education (since 2014) and of the Pedagogical Council of the University (since 2016).
Between 2008-2012, she was member of the Coordination team of the research unit CETAC.MEDIA - Centre for Studies in Technology and Communication Sciences (jointly held by the University of Aveiro and the University of Porto) and, since 2015, is member of the Coordination team of the CIC.Digital/DigiMedia-Digital Media and Interaction research unit, coordinating also the area of Knowledge Media in Connected Communities (KMCC).
She has been developing research activities mainly related to “e-health and wellbeing”, “accessibility and digital inclusion", “digital solutions for special needs”, “health promotion through ICT”, and “digital media development methodologies”. A total of 13 concluded Pd.Ds and 28 MSc have been supervised in these areas.
In 2016, she did a pos-doc study in the Faculty of Medicine (Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health) of the University of Porto, Portugal, in the area of e-health and, since then, she has been working to create the conditions to create a specific research group under this scope. She is now the coordinator of the Digimedia group "eHealth and Wellbeing".
She is reviewer of several journals as well as of scientific events where she has been involved as a member of its Scientific Committees and as responsible for organizing special tracks.
Author/co-author of over 100 scientific publications in these domains (some listed bellow), she has been involved in national and international projects (some listed bellow) that explore digital media potential in supporting inclusion, communities of users with special needs and the promotion of healthier behaviours.