Diogo Guedes Vidal is a sociologist combining ecology and environmental health in sociological knowledge. Holds a degree and a master’s degree in Sociology and Ph.D. in Ecology and Environmental Health.
He has been a research fellow in several projects funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, I.P.), the main Portuguese public funding agency, in the areas of public and environmental health, environmental sociology, and sustainability. He started his scientific activity during his master’s degree in sociology (2014-2016), working on a funded project in the application of surveys and interview reviews.
Between 2016 and 2017, he was a sociologist at a market research company, and between 2017 and 2019, he was a research fellow in several projects funded by FP-ENAS, an interdisciplinary research unit in environmental energy and health at the University Fernando Pessoa. Between 2017 and 2022 he was a Ph.D. research fellow with a project funded by FCT, I.P. to be developed at the FP-ENAS in the University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal, focused on understanding the socioecology of public urban green spaces where he combined innovative and transdisciplinary techniques, applying checklists, questionnaire surveys, cluster analysis, and behavioral mapping of these spaces’ users.
Currently, he is a researcher on the project “PHOENIX: The Rise of citizens voices for a Greener Europe (H2020) at the Centre for Functional Ecology – Science for People & the Planet, University of Coimbra, Portugal. His research outputs are diverse and characterized by a transdisciplinary profile, namely in the field of sustainability, urban and human ecology, and social and environmental inequalities. His research interests are the Society-Nature relations and dynamics, namely the social representation of Nature, its understandings, meanings, and symbols.