Diana Soares


Diana Soares, holding a Ph.D. in Education Sciences at the University of Minho (2015) and with a degree in Educational Psychology, is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Education and Psychology of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and researcher at the Centre for Studies in Human Development. She also carries out research activities at the Centre for Research on Higher Education Policies (CIPES).

She participates in several research projects on policies and practices in Higher and Non-Higher Education.

She is author and co-author of several national and international publications, participating in conferences and training courses. She is an expert consultant in the area of ​​Education, collaborating with the Support Service for Education Improvement (Serviço de Apoio à Melhoria da Educação – SAME, FEP UCP) and working on the management of educational projects.

Academic teaching areas
  • Design and Management of Educational and Training Programs
  • Professional and organizational development
  • Pedagogical innovation and learning
  • Research methodologies in Educational Science
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
Scientific areas of activity
  • Curriculum development
  • Competency-based education
  • Innovation and Change in Educational Context
  • Educational assessment and pedagogical practices
  • Professional and organizational development
Academic CV

Research Centre for Human Development (CEDH)