Ana Catarina Queiroga Santos
Catarina is a Microbiologist with a PhD in Biology and has since 2006 been engaged in several water safety projects as well as teaching. She has a special interest in drowning epidemiology and prevention issues and in promoting water safety in developing countries as well as within non-native and high-risk communities in developed countries. Recently, she has concentrated her scientific collaboration in several drowning prevention research projects, actively collaborating with researchers from leading institutions in the field, namely from Spain, UK, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand. She is member of the Drowning Prevention and Public Education Commission of The International Life Saving Federation (ILS), member of the ILS Women’s Network and co-founder and member of IDRA – the International Drowning Researchers Alliance. She has authored and co-authored several scientific papers, reports, book chapters and lectures at International Conferences.