Vera Pedragosa has a PhD in sport sciences, is a member integrated on the Psychology Research Centre (CIP), is an associate professor and a scientific coordinator of Sport Management Degree at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa. Currently she has the responsibility of Sport Marketing and Curricular Internships subjects.
Finished her Economics degree in 2000 and Management Master in 2006, both at Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, and a Sport Science PhD (Sport Management) in 2012 at Faculdade de Motricidade Humana – Universidade de Lisboa. Between 2001 and 2011 was a manager at fitness organizations and AGAP (Association of Academies and Gyms of Portugal) integrated member in the social bodies.
Interested in research on consumer behaviour in fitness industry, author of scientific papers, book chapters and communications at peer-reviewed conferences and ad hoc peer-review in scientific journals. Coordination and participation in research projects, invitations to scientific conferences, fundraising for research projects, participation in scientific committees and organizations.