Alberto is an Associate Professor (full tenure since 2011) and Senior Research Fellow the Faculty of Education at the Queensland University of Technology, where he holds a tenured position. His research program focuses on investigating teaching and learning science in high school and tertiary settings. He teaches a range of units including those focusing on research design and methods, science curriculum and pedagogy, and science technology and society. Before becoming an academic, Alberto taught Science and Chemistry in a state high school in Queensland, Australia. In addition to his Doctoral qualification in Education, he holds an Honours degree in Biochemistry, a Bachelor degree in Education, and a Bachelor degree in Science with double major in Chemistry and Biochemistry.