Alberto is an Associate Professor (full tenure since 2011) and Principal Research Fellow the Faculty of Education at the Queensland University of Technology. 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.