José Azevedo is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (FLUP). He has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Cardiff and the University of Minho (1995). He was a Fulbright Scholar – University of Texas at Austin (2001) and a Visiting Scholar at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (2004) supported by the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Luso-American Foundation. He has several scientific publications.
He has coordinated several national and international research projects or contracts, of which the most recent are highlighted:
Research coordinator of the project: FOREST FM – Involvement of young people in rural fire prevention through a participatory radio programme (PCIF/AGT/0087/2019). Funded by the FCT (2021-2023).
Research coordinator of the project: PLATE – Technology-based food literacy program in schools: preventing obesity in adolescence. Funded by Ciência Viva through the Communication in Health programme (2020-2021).
“Climate@edu.media”: the use of digital media for teaching about climate change. EEA grants University of Porto – University of Iceland (2014-2016);
“Nutricience”: digital promotion of food literacy. EEA grants University of Porto – Oslo University (2015-2017);
Art and Mobile devices in Health literacy: the prevention of obesity in adolescence. Gulbenkian Foundation (2014);
“Science 2.0”. Compete (2011-2013).
He also participates in the management of several scientific journals and is a regular member of evaluation panels for grants and projects (FCT, UT Austin Portugal, among others).
He has experience in pedagogical innovation, having been the coordinator of the 1st MOOC of the University of Porto (2015).
He has received the following awards: 2013 – National Award for the best Multimedia Content in Education with the project Science 2.0; Award for best project in the category of “Food Education” at the National Food Awards 2017.
He coordinates the Health Communication Lab at ITR.