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Associate Researcher

Muriela Pádua

research interests

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy; Management of Science and Technology, Biomedical innovation; Risk Governance and energy markets

Short Bio

I obtained my PhD degree at the University of Brighton. The thesis was entitled “The structure of ill-structured problems: the discovery of an HIV vaccine”. Then, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at SPRU – University of Sussex, UK where I did research on regional policy. Afterwards, I was awarded a five years FCT research contract, at Instituto Superior Técnico. There, I worked on the topic of rationality and emergence and governance, in the context of biomedical innovation, with a particular emphasis on neglected diseases. Now, I am doing research on heuristics used in discovery processes, within the context of the new scientific approaches emerging in the life sciences and the governance models which can promote them.

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

I am planning to work on health tourism, namely on how to develop this type of market using expertise in innovation studies and appply this knowledge to the portuguese context. 

Link to DINÂMIA'CET-IUL identifying mission:

By developing knowledge on medical tourism based on innovation theories I will be contributing to a better understanding of types and forms of local governance more adequate to steer this type of markets.

Main publications

Pádua, M., Fontes, M., Sousa, C., (2018) Seizing opportunities for markets of discovery: reconfigurations of value chains in the global south. Science, Technology & Society, Forthcoming.

Pádua M., Santos J., Horta, H. (2016), “Exploring determinants of health outcomes in diabetes in the context of primary intervention among the elderly population”, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 7(5), pp 249-258

Padua, M, Pina M. Fontes M, (2015), Incentives for problems which go beyond a recombinatorial logic: the case of Malaria research, presented at EAPEE , Manchester, 2015.

Pádua M., Prata D., Costa A., (2014), “Regulation of markets to promote empathy and pro-social behavior among energy consumers”, Winir conference (World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research) London, Greenwich, 11-14 September 2014.

Main projects

EXPL/IVC-ESCT/1435/2013, Technological Platforms and emergent business model: New models of appropriation and creation of value in the biomedical industry

Last update

23 de maio de 2023
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