Pedro holds a PhD in “Manufacturing Engineering and Operations Management” by the University of Nottingham. His thesis (Resilience in rail engineering planning) addressed human factors, efficiency and safety issues, as well as the impacts of complexity within the planning and delivery of rail engineering work based on a resilience framework.
He has over 10 years of experience, both as a researcher and a consultant in the field of human factors and ergonomics, and over 5 years in the field of occupational health and safety at work and safety management. He has lectured several courses on these subjects within academia, and has worked as a vocational trainer with both private and public institutions.
He developed projects on a wide variety of industrial sectors, starting in the automotive industry during earlier years and more recently, within the rail, road and aviation industries. Particularly in the railways, he worked for 3 years at Network Rail in London, UK and more recently, he cooperated with the Portuguese Government as an advisor on rail issues for the Secretary of State for Transport. He is currently an invited associate professor at the Department of Aeronautics and Transport of the Lusófona University (ULHT), a researcher at CENTEC - Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering of the University of Lisbon and at the Centro de Investigación Mente, Cerebro y Comportamiento (CIMCYC) at the University of Granada. His research focuses mainly in resilience within various safety critical domains, and he lectures on various safety related courses and operations management.