Ana Monteiro Sousa
Born in Porto (1960), is Full Professor of the Department of Geography, University of Port, Member of the direction and researcher at the Institute of Public Health of University of Porto (ISPUP), member of the Research Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment ( CITTA). Is graduated in geography, post graduated in Environmental Impact Evaluation at the University of Aberdeen (UK) and in physical geography from the University of Porto. Is PhD in physical geography by the University of Porto (1993) where she also has obtained the Agregação in 2004 . She is National Defence Auditor since 2001. She was vice president and chairman of the Governing Board of the Faculty of Arts, University of Porto between 1996 and 1998 and between 2003 and 2005. She is national representative in several COST Action and has collaborated with the European Commission, being member of the evaluation panel of the 7th Framework Programme . Belongs, since 2009, the Climatology Group Scientific Committee of the International Geographical Union (IGU). She is , since 2010, Director of the Master Course of Risk, Cities and Spatial Planning . She is member of the scientific committee of the PhDcourse in Museology and of the Master Course of Geographic Information Systems Planning. As teacher has been invited professor on various national and international universities. She has been oordinator and researcher in more than 30 national and international scientific research projects funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, European Science Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Luso-American Development Foundation, NATO, University of Porto, University of São Paulo, State University of São Paulo, CNRS , Ministère des Affaires étrangères Français and the British Council. She teaches and does research since 1983 in urban climatology, bioclimatology, agroclimatology, environmental impact assessment, air pollution, geopolitical, health and quality of life and urban planning with a central purpose of looking, whenever possible, to transfer the outcomes of her research to society. The work done is expressed in more than 17 books and chapters in books published, the 46 articles in national and international journals and in about 100 abstracts in proceedings of national and international conferences . She has supervised and co- supervised more than 50 students from post- doctoral, doctoral and domestic and foreign masters.