Brief CV: Inês Maria Veiga Guerra Santos has a degree in International Relations from the University of Minho (1994), a Master’s degree in Economic and Social Studies from the same University (1997) and a PhD from the University of Salamanca (2009). She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Information Technology at the University Institute of Maia (ISMAI). She is both Founder and Director (for ten years) of the Office of International Relations of ISMAI. She is currently the Coordinator of the Public Relations Degree as well as a member of the Scientific Council of ISMAI. In 2012 she participated as a lecturer/trainer in a Summer Course at the University of Salamanca (“Paralyzed Memory”), an experience she will repeat in 2018.

She takes part in different Research Projects, at national and international level, in collaboration with several Research Centers as well as Public and Private Entities. She is a researcher at CITEI/CIAC.

She has published several publications and organized several International Scientific Meetings.

Research Interests: Her scientific research centers on the area of Communication Sciences with emphasis on Health Communication. It should be noted in this context that she is a member of the Luso-Hispanic Research Group for Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome (which includes researchers from the University of Salamanca, León or Coimbra), supported at different stages by the Spanish Government, the Regional Government of Castilla y León and ISMAI/CITEI.

In these investigations, the group has sought to explore the social and professional changes caused by the polio pandemic in Portugal and Spain, with special emphasis on the changes introduced in the doctor-patient relationship and the creation of organizations for affected patients. Their Research Project Investigación, redes asistenciales y empoderamiento: respuestas sociales y científicas a las enfermedades raras en la Península Ibérica (1940- 2015) was approved as an Excellence Project in 2018 by the State Research Agency of the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Economy and Competitiveness.

Several of her publications focus on Life Stories and Press Analysis. In collaboration with the University of Salamanca and the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra she submitted another project to the FCT (still under evaluation).

Finally, it should also be noted her participation in Projects of other ISMAI Researchers related to the so-called Smart Cities.

Latest Publications:

Santos, Inês Guerra et al. (2017). Smart Cities, Smart Tourism? The Case of the City of Porto. Revista Galega de Economía. Vol 26-2 (2017):130-142.

Santos, Inês Guerra e Sánchez, Juan António. (2016). Información, educación y responsabilidade: estratégias de vacunación contra la polio en Portugal y España. In La Erradicación y el Control de las enfermedades infecciosas. Maria Isabel Gallo; Mariano Sanz e Noelia Espinosa (coords).

Sánchez. J. A.. e Guerra, Inês. (2015). “Denial, Oblivion and new fears: Poliomyelitis and the post-Polio Syndrome in the Spanish and Portuguese press (1995-2009)”. Hygiea Internationalis. 2015 11(1): 93-129.

Sánchez. J. A. e Guerra, Inês. (2015).” Una enfermedad lejana: la información sobre poliomielitis y síndrome post-polio en la prensa hispanolusa, 1995-2009”Hist. cienc. saúde-Manguinhos. vol.22 no.3 Rio de Janeiro jul./set. 2015

Santos, Inês G. e Sánchez, J. (2015). “A perceção da erradicação da poliomielite no Portugal pós-colonial (análise da imprensa)”. Livro de Atas do 1º Congresso da Associação Internacional de Ciências Sociais e Humanas em Língua Portuguesa.

Pinto, Sandrine; Sánchez, Juan Antonio & Guerra, Inês. (2014). “ De las campañas de vacunación al calendário vacunal: el programa nacional de vacinação portugés y las campañas de vacunación antipoliomielítica en España (1963-1976)”. In Medicina y Poder Político – Libro de la Sociedad Española de História da Medicina. Madrid: SEHM, pp.203-211.

Padrão, Maria Helena; Santos, Inês Guerra; Marnoto, Sandra e Padrão, Reinaldo. (2014). “Social Representations: International Students in Portugal. Perceptions of the host country depending on their country of origin”. Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, vol. 14-1 (2014), pp. 69-80.

Padrão, Maria Helena; Santos, Inês Guerra; Padrão, Joana e Isidro, João. (2014). “Portuguese Diaspora: life stories/Documentaries”. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences. Rome: MCSER Publishing, vol. 5, nº 22, pp. 533-539.