António Duarte Amaro, holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Porto, a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences of the Technical University of Lisbon, a Degree in Sociology from the University Institute of Lisbon-ICSTE and in Social Work from the Higher Institute of Social Work of Lisbon. He also holds a Postgraduate degree in International Relations from the Institute of Social and Political Sciences and in Health and Safety at Work, accredited by the Authority for Working Conditions (ACT) as a Higher Technician in Health and Safety at Work, with certificate no. 30991002RC5.
Over four decades of professional activity he has dedicated himself not only to teaching and professional training in the areas of pedagogical training, training management and quality and safety at work, but also to the leadership and management of social organisations, community safety and civil protection, with a large bibliography on the themes referred to.
Currently, in addition to being Director and Coordinating Professor of the Alcoitão Higher School of Health (ESSA) since 1997, he is also Director of the Centre for Applied Scientific Research of the Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML), President of the Advisory Board of the Santa Isabel Village and its founder in 1985, and general coordinator, on behalf of Misericórdia de Lisboa (ESSA’s founding body) of the academic partnership with the Higher Institute of Health Sciences of Maputo-Mozambique, since 2008.
He also collaborates as Visiting Professor with the Lusófona University, being a member of the Scientific Board of the Master’s in Social Work: Management of Social Units and Welfare, and since 2009, as Visiting Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa within the scope of coordination of the curricular units of Civil Protection and Safety at Work, of the Master’s and Doctorate in Law and Safety and also at the Institute of Higher Military Studies in the same areas, as well as being the Assistant Director of the Law and Safety Magazine. He is also Vice-President of the Portuguese Association of Risks, Prevention and Security (RISCOS) and Associate Editor, in addition to Scientific Reviewer, of the scientific journal of this Association “Territorium”, edited by the University of Coimbra Press.