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Sónia Cardoso

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Sónia Cardoso holds a bachelor's and master’s degree in Sociology from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra and a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Aveiro. She is an assistant professor at Lusófona University (Porto University Centre), an integrated researcher at CeiED, and a collaborating researcher at CIPES (Universities of Porto and Aveiro). At CeiED, she is part of the Board and the Executive Committee, is one of the coordinators of the PPGE Public Policies and Governance in Education (PPGE) ReLeCo, is part of OP.Edu (Observatory of Education and Training Policies), and represents researchers on the Doctoral College coordinating committee. She serves as a reviewer for several international journals in the field of higher education and sits on the editorial board of the Teaching in Higher Education journal. To date, she has been involved as a researcher in 9 research projects, mostly funded by FCT, and has participated in other roles (e.g., transfer agent, associated partner, advisory board) in 7 other international research initiatives. She has also been the PI and Co-PI on 2 national projects on Doctoral Education, one of which is still ongoing. Currently, she is involved in the projects Higher Education Autonomy in Europe: Supranational, National, and Institutional Trends (CIPES/FCT: 2022.03986.PTDC; 2023/2026), Doctoral Education in The Scope of Science and Technology Parks (CIPES/EDULOG/2022/2024), and in the project framed within the ReLeCo PPGE Changes in access policies to higher education during COVID-19: impact on equity (EDULOG/CeiED/NIPE/2022/2024). She is currently a member of COST ACTION CA20137 - VOICES (2021-2025), CHER, SRHE, its Postgraduate Issues Network, and APS.

Áreas de interesse académico e científico Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • Higher Education Policies
  • Institutional/Organizational Analysis (structures, processes, practices, and institutional actors – students and academics)
  • Doctoral Education Studies
  • Gender dynamics in academia

Publicações Selecionadas Selected Publications

  • Cardoso, S., Amaral, A., & Carvalho, T. (2024). The changing concept of doctoral education: An insight from Portuguese universities. Journal of Further and Higher Education, pp. 1-14.
  • Cardoso, S., Santos, S., Diogo, S., Soares, D., & Carvalho, T. (2022). The transformation of doctoral education: A systematic literature review. Higher Education, 84(4), 885-908.
  • Cardoso, S., Tavares, O., Sin, C., & Carvalho, T. (Eds.) (2020). Structural and Institutional Transformations in Doctoral Education: Social, Political and Student Expectations. Issues in Higher Education. Switzerland: Springer Nature.
  • Cardoso, S., Carvalho, T., & Videira, P (2019). Is it still worth working in academia? The views from Portuguese academics. Higher Education Policy, 32(4), 663-679.
  • Cardoso, S., Tavares, O., & Sin, C. (2019). Can you judge a book by its cover? Industrial doctorates in Portugal. Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, 9(3), 279-289.