Irene Figueiredo

Biographical note

PhD in Education, 2005, University of Aveiro (equivalence); Doctor en Educación – Espec. Comparación Educación Comparada, 2002 by the UNED Universidad Nacionalde Educación a Distancia – Facultad de Educación (European doctorate and extraordinary doctorate award 2002); Master in Education – Spec. School Administration 1993 by the University of Minho; Post graduate in European Studies (Economy), Faculdade Direito, University of Coimbra; Graduate in Philosophy, 1978 by Universidade do Porto Fac. Letras.

She is Invited Professor at Universidade Lusófona do Porto Faculty of Psychology, Education and Sport. Integrated Researcher of CeiED (ULHT); Selected for the Evaluators Committee 2021-2027, in the Erasmus+ Programme. Collaborates, since December 2016, in the Nursing and Other Caregivers Training Program – AKF (ECD Program). Senior consultant / researcher at the Aga Khan Portugal Foundation (AKF) in the Childhood Education and Development Program (ECD Program) from 2013 to 2016.

She was Vice-President and Pro-President of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. He was President of the Technical-Scientific Council of the Escola Superior de Educação of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, where he taught at the Department of Educational Sciences from 1986 to 2011.

Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • Education policies from a comparative perspective.
  • Sociological analysis of educational associations.
  • Education / training of teachers and other educators.