Elisabete Melo Figueiredo

Professora Associada com Agregação (Universidade de Aveiro)

Elisabete Figueiredo is a Sociologist (ISCTE-IUL) and has a PhD in Ciências Aplicadas ao Ambiente (Universidade de Aveiro) and Habilitation in Sociology (FLUP)


Elisabete Figueiredo, (elisa@ua.pt) is a Sociologist (ISCTE – IUL), PhD in Environmental Sciences (University of Aveiro), with Habilitation in Sociology (2020, FLUP). She is Associate Professor with Habilitation at the Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences, University of Aveiro, Portugal. She is a full researcher at GOVCOPP (Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies), University of Aveiro. Her main research interests are related to rural sociology and rural studies; environmental sociology; tourism studies and perception of risk.  


She has been involved in several national and EU funded research projects, as Coordinator or member of the research team. Between 2010 and 2012 she was part of the Group of Experts at the Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Territorial Planning, for supporting the discussion and negotiations of the Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2013. She is the President of SPER - Portuguese Society for Rural Studies; Co-Coordinator of the Environment & Society Section of the Portuguese Association of Sociology and member of the Executive Committee of ESRS – European Society for Rural Sociology. She is author and co-author of more than 30 papers in international and national Journals; 35 chapters in international and national books and more than 150 national and international Conference papers. She is the co-editor of 4 international books and the co-author of 2 national books. Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elisabete_Figueiredo3 ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7170-3369

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