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Dr Rafaela Neiva Ganga

Dr Rafaela Neiva Ganga

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Biography

Dr Rafaela Ganga is a Senior Research Fellow for the Faculty of Health’s EU-Accredited Living Lab Health MATTERS project (€2 million, European Regional Development Fund) led by the NHS Innovation Agency and the Academic Health Science Network. She is the lead researcher on the Real-World Validation of health innovations.

She is an expert on multi-site ethnography, mix-methods and policy analysis, which she had applied to a range of different research and consultancy programmes. Her publications both as lead and co-author are both internationally and interdisciplinary focused.

At the Institute of Cultural Capital, she led a portfolio of research programmes on Museums, Mega Events, and Arts & Health.

She was the lead researcher on the 'Crossing Boundaries' project, exploring the value and impact of a museum-led dementia awareness programme, in collaboration with National Museums Liverpool. She was awarded a Global Challenge Research Fund (The value of museums in meeting the global dementia challenge), and a Newton Fund Visiting Researcher UK-China. Furthermore, she was the lead researcher for the Culture Participation and Engagement strand of the 'Impacts 18. Legacies of Liverpool as European Capital of Culture 10 Years On' project, Co-Investigator of 'Cultural Participation Rijeka 2020', and Principal Investigator of the evaluation of the 'Boroughs of Culture', funded the Liverpool Combined Authority.

Dr Ganga has a BA. (Hons) in Science of Education from the University of Porto (2006); a PhD. in Sociology of Culture (2013), funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (€100,000) for four years, awarded by the University of Porto (QS Global World Ranking #312); and a Post-Doc in Arts Education (2017) from the University of Sao Paulo (QS Global World Ranking #76).

Since 2007, Dr Ganga has been teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates Tourism, Health, Heritage, Museology, Sociology, and Creative Industries students at the Porto Social Work School first, and then at the University of Porto, King’s College and LJMU. At the Porto Social Work School, she supervised to completion and at King's evaluated over forty postgraduate’s dissertations on works dedicated to Arts, Health & Wellbeing, Museums, and Contemporary Art.

She co-led over £800,000 worth of research and £118,000 worth of enterprise. She has extensive experience of working on culture, tourism and events in HE, arts and health, state and private sector organizations, and from central to local government across the UK, Europe, Brazil, and China. Thus, she has been recognised as Newton Prize Reviewer, and European Commission Expert, Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health and the Higher Education Academy.

Languages

Portuguese
English
Spanish; Castilian
French

Degrees

2017, University of São Paulo, Brazil, Post-doctor,, Arts Education
2013, University of Porto, Portugal, Ph.D., Sociology
2006, University of Porto, Portugal, Bachelar of Arts,, Education

Academic appointments

Senior Research Fellow, School of Nursing & Allied Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Internal Marker, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King's College, 2018 - present
Guest Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present
Research Associate, Institute of Cultural Capital, Liverpool John Moores University, 2016 - 2019
Research Manager, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, 2014 - 2014
Guest Senior Lecturer, University of Porto, Porto, 2013 - present
Senior Lecturer, Porto Social Work School, 2011 - 2015
Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, University of Porto, Porto, 2007 - 2015

Publications

Highlighted publications

Ganga R, Silva JP, Gomes R, Vaz H, Lopes JT, Silva S, Cerdeira L, Cabrito B, Magalhaes D, Machado-Taylor MDL, Peixoto P, Patrocinio T, Brites R. 2016. Portuguese Scientists' Migration: a study on the 2008 crisis aftermath International Migration, 54 :43-55 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ganga R. 2009. Deindustrialisation, culture and education strategies: A case-study of tate Liverpool's youth-programme International Journal of Learning, 16 :481-494 DOI

Neiva Ganga R, Fonseca L. The Production of Sited and Engaged Knowledge: Pathways and findings of a global ethnography on contemporary museum education (Portuguese) Hernandéz F, Terrasêca M, Paiva J. Educação, Sociedade & Culturas, :31-53 Publisher Url Public Url

Neiva Ganga R. From the Soviet Exhibition Palace to the Contemporary Art Centre: Cultural Democratisation or Elitist Enclosure? Raney K. Engage. The international journal of visual art and gallery education, :19-28 Publisher Url

Chapters

Wilson K, Neiva Ganga R, Whelan G. 2020. The Social Value of Museums to Health Commissioners: the case of House of Memories and dementia care Robertson H. The Healing Museum: Strategies for Health and Wellbeing . United Kingdom

Gomes R, Vaz H, Teixeira Lopes J, Cerdeira L, Neiva Ganga R, Silva JP, Silva S, Machado L, Cabrito B, Patrocinio T. 2019. The Qualified Portuguese Emigration: Exodus or Diaspora? (Portuguese) Gomes R. A Mobilidade Academica e a Emigracao Qualificada Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra

Teixeira L, Gomes R, Vaz H, Cerdeira L, Neiva Ganga R, Silva JP, Silva S, Peixoto P, Machado L, Cabrito B, Patrocinio T. 2019. The Social Production of the Emigrating Self: An Analysis from Sociological Portraits (Portuguese) Gomes R. A mobilidade académica e a emigração portuguesa qualificada Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra

Neiva Ganga R, Semedo A, oliveira C. 2018. Experiences of Visiting Museums: motivations and perceptions (Portuguese) Nos 50 Anos de L'Amour de L'Art: dívidas, Críticas e Desafios Mundos Sociais. Lisbon

Neiva Ganga R. 2018. Between Education, Culture and Emigration – an auto-reflection on a professional pathway inflexion (Portuguese) Ramos M, Capucha L, Tavares I. Quem são e o que fazem os sociólogos em Portugal? Mundos Sociais. Lisbon 978-989-8536-67-9 Publisher Url

Neiva Ganga R, Fonseca L. 2014. The "Works of Art" - the educational work of Casa da Música (Portuguese) Santos E, Ganga R, Ferreira J, Almeida J. Novas Subjetividades: retratos de objetos emergentes Psicossoma. Viseu 978-972-8994-66-2 Publisher Url

Neiva Ganga R, Gomes R, Lopes J, Vaz H, Cerdeira L. 2014. Brain Drain. The Qualify Portuguese emigration (Portuguese) Neiva Ganga R, Santos E, Almeida J, Ferreira J. Novas Subjetividades: retratos de objetos emergentes Psicossoma. United Kingdom 978-972-8994-66-2 Publisher Url

Peixoto L, Gomes R, Lopes JT, Cerdeira L, Brites R, Cabrito B, Neiva Ganga R, Machado-Taylor ML, Silva S, Patrocinio T. MobiGrants: New Agents of Brain Drain in Portuguese Higher Education Giousmpasoglou C, Marinakou E, Paliktzoglou V. Brain Drain in Higher Education: The Case of the Southern European Countries and Ireland Nova Science Publishers. New York 978-1-53611-978-7 Publisher Url

Journal article

Neiva Ganga R, Machado Gomes R, Teixeira Lopes J, Cerdeira L, Vaz H, Peixoto P, Cabrito B, Machado-Taylor L, Brites R, Patrocinio T, Silvia S, Silva JP. 2018. Asymmetric Mobility and Emigration of Highly Skilled Workers in Europe: The Portuguese case Praszałowicz D. Migration Studies - Polonia Review, :143-164 DOI Public Url

Neiva Ganga R, Silva JP, Vaz H, Gomes R, Lopes JT, Cerdeira L, Silva S, Cabrito B, Magalhaes D, Machado-Taylor ML, Prixoto L, Brites R, Patrocinio T. 2018. From Portugal to Europe. A micro-level Sociology of scientific migration in times of Eurozone crisis. Migraciones Internacionales, 9 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Gomes R, Cabrito B, Cerdeira L, Machado-Taylor ML, Neiva Ganga R, Brites R, Patrocinio T, Silva JP, Peixoto P, Silva S, Lopes JT, Vaz H. 2017. L'émigration portugaise qualifiée dans le contexte européen Dubucs H, Mourlane S. L'Europe en mouvement, :93-104 Publisher Url Public Url

Ganga R, Silva JP, Gomes R, Vaz H, Lopes JT, Silva S, Cerdeira L, Cabrito B, Magalhaes D, Machado-Taylor MDL, Peixoto P, Patrocinio T, Brites R. 2016. Portuguese Scientists' Migration: a study on the 2008 crisis aftermath International Migration, 54 :43-55 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Cerdeira L, Machado-Taylor MDL, Cabrito B, Patrocinio T, Brites R, Gomes R, Lopes JT, Vaz H, Peixoto P, Magalhaes D, Silva S, Ganga R. 2016. Brain drain and the disenchantment of being a higher education student in Portugal JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, 38 :68-77 DOI Author Url

Lopes JT, Silva JP, Ganga R, Gomes RM, Magalhães D, Vaz H, Cerdeira L, Silva S, Peixoto P, De Lourdes Machado M, Brites R, Patrocínio T, Cabrito BG. 2016. The decision to emigrate: A study from the perspective of dispositional plurality Sociologia, Problemas e Praticas, 81 :37-56 DOI

Cruz I, Neiva Ganga R. 2015. Consumer Practices: Values and orientations (Portuguese) Cruz I, Neiva Ganga R. Revista da Faculdade de Letras do Porto. Série Sociologia, :9-11 Publisher Url Public Url

Ganga R. 2009. Deindustrialisation, culture and education strategies: A case-study of tate Liverpool's youth-programme International Journal of Learning, 16 :481-494 DOI

Neiva Ganga R. 2009. Is the European Capital of Culture the quick-fix solution to the sustained development of our cities? The Vilnius case in question (Lithuanian) Ravaitytė J. Post - Scriptum.org: revue de recherche interdisciplinaire en textes et medias,

Lopes LT, Silva JP, Neiva Ganga R, Gomes R, Vaz H, Cerdeira L, Magalhaes D, Machado-Taylor ML, Peixoto P, Brites R, Silva S, Patrocinio T. Socialization and Migration Pathways in Portugal: A sociological analysis (Portuguese) Lehmann BA. Cadernos de Educação, Publisher Url Public Url

Neiva Ganga R, Fonseca L. The Production of Sited and Engaged Knowledge: Pathways and findings of a global ethnography on contemporary museum education (Portuguese) Hernandéz F, Terrasêca M, Paiva J. Educação, Sociedade & Culturas, :31-53 Publisher Url Public Url

Neiva Ganga R. European Contemporary Museums as Glocalisms – the cases of the Fundação de Serralves and the Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre (Lithuanian) Repšienė R. Lietuvos kultūros tyrimai, :64-81 Public Url

Ganga R, Rebelo S. Actively Aging in a Nursing Home (Portuguese) Desafios - Revista Interdisciplinar da Universidade Federal do Tocantins, 2 :200-214 DOI

Book

Neiva Ganga R, Semedo A, Oliveira C. 2018. Museum Visit Experiences and Motivational Factors (Portuguese) University of Porto. Porto 978-989-8351-99-9 Publisher Url

Cruz I, Ganga R, Wahlen S. 2018. Contemporary Collaborative Consumption Trust and Reciprocity Revisited Springer 9783658213466

Neiva Ganga R. 2014. New Subjectivities: Portraits of Emerging Objects (Portuguese) Neiva Ganga R, Santos E, Ferreira J, Almeida J. Psicosoma. Viseu 978-972-8994-66-2 Publisher Url

Gomes R, Lopes JT, Vaz H, Cerdeira L, Neiva Ganga R, Silva S, Peixoto P, Machado-Taylor ML, Patrocinio T, Brites R, Magalhães D. Brain Drain. Sociological Portraits of the Portuguese Qualified Emigration (Portuguese) Bertrand. Lisboa 9789722531009 Publisher Url

Lopes JT, Vaz H, Cerdeira L, Peixoto P, Ganga R, Silva S, Machado MDL, Silva JP, Brites R, Magalhães D, Patrício T, Cabrito B. Between the Periphery and the Centre: Qualified Portuguese Emigrants' route maps (Portuguese) Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra 9789892610672 DOI

Reis LAD, Santos J, Duarte SFP. Essays on Gerontology (Portuguese) 9788579850608

Internet publication

Neiva Ganga R. 2018. House of Memories Brazil – How Museums Can Meet the Global Dementia Challenge Public Url

Neiva Ganga R. 2018. Girls just wanna have fun…ding for their research Public Url

Neiva Ganga R. 2017. Researching digital heritage and cultural wellbeing in the international policy sphere Public Url

Neiva Ganga R. 2013. Arts and Audiences: between mediation, emancipation and participation (Portuguese) Publisher Url

Neiva Ganga R. 2011. The 10 years legacy of Porto as European Capital of Culture - still debating the cultural audiences (dis)engagement (Portuguese) Publisher Url

Conference publication

Cerdeira L, Machado-Taylor MDL, Cabrito B, Brites R, Patrocinio T, Gomes R, Magalhaes D, Vaz H, Lopes JT, Peixoto P, Ganga R, Silva S. 2015. Brain Drain: Who Wins? Who Loses? The case of Portugal Spender JC, Schiuma G, Albino V. IFKAD 2015: 10TH INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON KNOWLEDGE ASSET DYNAMICS, 10th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD) :2059-2070 Author Url

Neiva Ganga R. 2007. Education, Music and the City: What is the possible inclusion? (Portuguese) https://www.iscte-iul.pt/index.php?cf=3, First International Conference of Young Urban Researchers

Neiva Ganga R, Almeida Santos S, Barroso B. 2006. On the Right Path: An ethnography about the meanings of reinsertion in two educational centres (Portuguese) Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciencas da Educacao da Universidade do Porto, Fórum Jovens Cientistas 2007

Neiva Ganga R. Objects, Artists and Audiences - miscegenation between art and education (Portuguese) Semedo A, Senra S, azevedo T. Processos de Musealização :418-433 Publisher Url Public Url

Neiva Ganga R. Tate Liverpool, Tate Gallery, Šiuolaikinio Meno Centras and Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Saldanha S, Trigo C, Pardinhas MJ, Eca T. Risks and Oportunities for Visual Arts Education in Europe, Insea European Regional Congress Publisher Url

Scholarly edition

Neiva Ganga R. 2010. Pedagogical Practices for Portuguese Sign Language (Portuguese)

Neiva Ganga R. 2008. Vocational Training Management for Portuguese Sign Language (Portuguese) Publisher Url

Neiva Ganga R. 2007. Curricula Writing and Evaluation for Portuguese Sign Language (Portuguese) Publisher Url

Other

Neiva Ganga R. From the Soviet Exhibition Palace to the Contemporary Art Centre: Cultural Democratisation or Elitist Enclosure? Raney K. Engage. The international journal of visual art and gallery education, :19-28 Publisher Url

Thesis/Dissertation

Neiva Ganga R. European Contemporary Museum Education. A Global ethnography on the policies and practices of the European Capital of Culture (Portuguese) Lopes J, Fonseca L.

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy, https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/individuals/fellowship/fellow. 2020

Fellow Royal Society of Public Health, Royal Society of Public Health, https://www.rsph.org.uk/membership/grades/fellow.html. 2019

Research Grants Awarded:

European Regional Development Fund, LCR Health MATTERS: Market access and Adoption of health Technologies - Tailored support and Evaluation in Real-world Settings, NHS Innovation Agency, Grant value (£): 1,713,000, Duration of research project: 45 months. 2019

Arts and Humanities Research Council, Cities of Culture: Turning Evaluation into Policy, Franco Bianchini; Jonothan Neelands, Grant value (£): 45000, Duration of research project: 24 months. 2019

EPSRC-funded NewMind Network Plus, Developing an Artificial Intelligence Empathy Agent, Fuschia Sirois (PI); Katherine Easton; Ian Tucker; Matthew R Bennion; Heidi Christensen; Paul Radin, Grant value (£): 45000, Duration of research project: 24. 2018

LJMU Global Challenge Research Fund 2018, The value of museums in meeting the global dementia challenge, Grant value (£): 7088, Duration of research project: 3 months. 2018

AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund, and the Institute of Cultural Capital, Impacts 18. Legacies of Liverpool as European Capital of Culture 10 Years On, PI - Beatriz Garcia, University of Liverpool, Grant value (£): 500,000, Duration of research project: 24 months. 2017

Fellowships:

Crossing Boundaries: The value of museums in dementia care, Institute of Cultural Capital, http://iccliverpool.ac.uk/crossing-boundaries/. 2016

Media Coverage:

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-portugal-election-braindrain/portugal-brain-drain-spells-lasting-headache-for-election-winner-idUKKCN0RU1HZ20150930, Portugal brain drain spells lasting headache for election winner. Reuters.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-42338276, Can Hull build on its UK City of Culture status beyond 2017? BBC News,.

Professional activities

Other invited event:

Social Inclusion and Cultural Policies in Cities as European Capitals of Culture, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, European Capital of Culture and Cross-border Urban Cohesion funded by the Jean Monnet Network on European Capitals of Culture, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research.. 2020

ViMM Project: Consultation for the final version of the Manifesto on Digital Cultural Heritage, Berlin, Under the CULT-COOP-8-2016 EU Call, ViMM brings together European and world’s leading public and private sector organisations working on Virtual Museums and in the wider sector of Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH).. 2018

50th Anniversary of L’Amour de l’Art: Debts, Criticism and Challenges, Lisbon, The 50th anniversary of the first edition of L’Amour de l’Art: Les musées et leur public, by Pierre Bourdieu and Alain Darbel, plays the starting point for this conference, which is intended to reflect upon the current developments in the areas of publics and the evolution of museums, having in mind the intersection between the disciplines of Sociology and Museology.. 2017

Cross Council Mental Health Networking Event, London, The research councils are holding an informal networking event at the Imperial War Museum in London on 31 October 2017. The aim of this event is for potential applicants to learn more about our expectations for successful cross-council mental health opens in new window network plus awards, as well as meeting potential collaborators.. 2017

COST Connect event dedicated to Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era, Brussels, The COST Connect workshop on “Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era” was an open space for participants to identify and discuss how they could best contribute to structuring this field of cooperation that has shown high potential to create societal impact in Europe.. 2017

First Research Seminar in Heritage Education, Porto, ICC Research Associate, Rafaela Ganga, will pitch for ‘Crossing Boundaries’ at the First Research Seminar in Heritage Education, which will take place on 31 March at the University of Porto. This seminar will mark the beginning of ‘Heritage Education for Territorial and Emotional Intelligence of the Citizenship: Analysis of best practices, design and intervention in compulsory school’ — a research project coordinated by the University of Huelva, with support from research partners at the ICC, the University of Porto, the University of Sevilla and the University of Bologna. Crossing Boundaries is a long-term research programme on the holistic value of House of Memories, a museums-led dementia care intervention created by National Museums Liverpool. Rafaela joined the ICC in September 2016 as a full-time Research Associate on the Crossing Boundaries project.. 2017

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy, https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/individuals/fellowship/fellow. 2020

Fellow Royal Society of Public Health, Royal Society of Public Health, https://www.rsph.org.uk/membership/grades/fellow.html. 2019

Research on Arts Education, European Education Research Association, http://www.eera-ecer.de/networks/network29/. 2010

Research Network Sociology of the Arts, European Sociological Association, https://www.europeansociology.org/research-networks/rn02-sociology-arts. 2009

Research Grants Awarded:

European Regional Development Fund, LCR Health MATTERS: Market access and Adoption of health Technologies - Tailored support and Evaluation in Real-world Settings, NHS Innovation Agency, Grant value (£): 1,713,000, Duration of research project: 45 months. 2019

Arts and Humanities Research Council, Cities of Culture: Turning Evaluation into Policy, Franco Bianchini; Jonothan Neelands, Grant value (£): 45000, Duration of research project: 24 months. 2019

Liverpool John Moores University Quality Research Funding, Cultural Participation Rijeka 2020: The impact of the European Capital of Culture in the local residents’ cultural participation and engagement, Grant value (£): 2000, Duration of research project: 3 months. 2019

EPSRC-funded NewMind Network Plus, Developing an Artificial Intelligence Empathy Agent, Fuschia Sirois (PI); Katherine Easton; Ian Tucker; Matthew R Bennion; Heidi Christensen; Paul Radin, Grant value (£): 45000, Duration of research project: 24. 2018

LJMU Global Challenge Research Fund 2018, The value of museums in meeting the global dementia challenge, Grant value (£): 7088, Duration of research project: 3 months. 2018

AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund, and the Institute of Cultural Capital, Impacts 18. Legacies of Liverpool as European Capital of Culture 10 Years On, PI - Beatriz Garcia, University of Liverpool, Grant value (£): 500,000, Duration of research project: 24 months. 2017

Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Educación Patrimonial para la inteligencia territorial y emocional de la ciudadanía. Análisis de buenas prácticas, diseño e intervención en la enseñanza obligatoria, José María Cuenca-López (IP1), Jesús Estepa-Guiménez (IP2), Roque Jiménez, Mª Ángeles de las Heras, Gabriel Travé, Blanca Miedes, Myriam J. Martín (Univ. Huelva), Roser Calaf (Univ. Oviedo), Beatrice Borghi (Univ. Bologna), Elena Musci (Univ. Basilicata), Alice Semedo (Univ. Porto), Carlos Muñoz (Univ. Concepción), Daniel Schugurensky (Arizona State Univ.), Grant value (£): € 37 200, Duration of research project: 3 years. 2016

Portuguese Commission of Coordination and Development of the North Region, MoVEM: Museums visitants’ experiences and motivations, Alice Semedo; Celia Oliveira, Grant value (£): 25000, Duration of research project: 24 months. 2015

Foundation for Science and Technology, Brain Drain and Academic Mobility from Portugal to Europe, PI - Rui Gomes, University of Coimbra; Co-I Joao Lopes, University of Porto; Co-i Henrique Vaz, Universoty of Porto; Co-I Luisa Cerdeira University of Lisbon, Grant value (£): 89,851, Duration of research project: 36 months. 2013

Portuguese Foundation of Science and Tecnhology, European Contemporary Museum Education. A Global ethnography on the policies and practices., Grant value (£): 86500, Duration of research project: 4 years. 2007

Conference presentation:

European Ethnography on Museum Education in the Scope of European Capital of Culture. The cases of Tate Liverpool, Šiuolaikinio Meno Centras and Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, ’10th midterm Conference of the European Research Networks Sociology of the Arts & Sociology of Culture, Valletta, Malta, Oral presentation. 2018

The Impacts of Museum-led Dementia Awareness Programmes on Informal Caregivers’ Subjective Wellbeing. A critical analysis about the House of Memories programme, XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, Oral presentation. 2018

House of Memories: The Impacts of a Digital Museum-led Dementia Awareness Programmes on Informal Caregivers’ Subjective Wellbeing, Edutainment '18 12th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Xi`an, China, Oral presentation. 2018

From academic mobility to the long-term emigration: lessons from Portugal, 13th Conference European Sociological Association. (Un)Making Europe Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities, Athens, Oral presentation. 2017

From Liverpool with Memory. House of Memories’ national partnerships on dementia care – a critical analysis, 13th Conference European Sociological Association. (Un)Making Europe Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities, Athens, Oral presentation. 2017

The Impacts of Museum-led Dementia Awareness Programmes on Informal Carers’ Subjective Wellbeing. A perspective on the House of Memories case-study, European Conference on Educational Research - Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and educational research, Copenhagen, Oral presentation. 2017

Value of Difference, Museums Association Conference and Exhibition 2016, Glasgow, Oral presentation. 2016

Crossing Boundaries research programme, North of England Workshop for Early Career Researchers in Arts and Humanities, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2016

A European Ethnography on Museum Education revised: the cases of Tate Liverpool, Šiuolaikinio Meno Centras and Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, ETHNOARTS Ethnographic Explorations of the Arts and Education, University of Porto, Oral presentation. 2016

Award:

UK-China Researcher Links Workshop Health and Well-being Through VR and AR, Newton Fund, https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/microsites/researcher-links-workshop. 2018

External collaboration:

http://www.mp.usp.br/, Museu Paulista, Museu Paulista. 2018

http://isociologia.up.pt/en/investigador/rafaela-neiva-ganga, University of Porto, Institute of Sociology - Artistic Creation, Cultural Policies and Practices. 2007

Editorial boards:

MIDAS - Museus e Estudos Interdisciplinares, Reviewer, https://midas.revues.org/. 2017

Wiley, Invited reviewer, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14682435/2019/57/5. 2017

Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia, Reviewer, http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_serial&pid=1809-9823&lng=en&nrm=iso. 2015

Springer, Invited reviewer, https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-658-21346-6. 2015

Portuguese Social Barometer - Arts & Culture, Editor-in-chief, http://www.barometro.com.pt/category/cultura-e-artes/. 2014

Sociologia: Revista da Faculdade de Letras do Porto, Reviewer, http://ler.letras.up.pt/site/default.aspx?qry=id04id111&sum=sim. 2014

International Journal of Learning, Reviewer, http://www.scimagojr.com/journalsearch.php?q=17700156750&tip=sid&. 2008

Fellowships:

Crossing Boundaries: The value of museums in dementia care, Institute of Cultural Capital, http://iccliverpool.ac.uk/crossing-boundaries/. 2016

€112.500,00, BRAIN DRAIN AND ACADEMIC MOBILITY FROM PORTUGAL TO EUROPE, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, https://grants.uberresearch.com/501100001871/PTDC/IVC-PEC/5049/2012/BRAIN-DRAIN-AND-ACADEMIC-MOBILITY-FROM-PORTUGAL-TO-EUROPE. 2013

€92.684,00, Keep it simple, make it fast! Prolegómenos e cenas punk, um caminho para a contemporaneidade portuguesa (1977-2012), Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, http://isociologia.up.pt/pt-pt/projeto/keep-it-simple-make-it-fast-proleg%C3%B3menos-e-cenas-punk-um-caminho-para-contemporaneidade. 2012

Media Coverage:

http://umbigomagazine.com/um/2016-01-05/a-maior-galeria-de-arte-da-europa.html, A Maior Galeria de Arte da Europa. De Braga para o mundo. Umbigo Magazine.

http://www.pportodosmuseus.pt/2016/05/11/inauguracao-da-exposicao-je-taime-moi-non-plus-de-andre-lemos-pinto-galeria-emergentes-dst/, Inauguração da exposição ‘Je t’aime. Moi non plus’, de André Lemos Pinto | Galeria Emergentes dst. Pporto. Património Cultural e as Indústrias Criativas,.

https://gps.pt/u/rganga/about, Interview for the Global Portuguese Scientists.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-portugal-election-braindrain/portugal-brain-drain-spells-lasting-headache-for-election-winner-idUKKCN0RU1HZ20150930, Portugal brain drain spells lasting headache for election winner. Reuters.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-42338276, Can Hull build on its UK City of Culture status beyond 2017? BBC News,.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaG-bjx-A2IkjpXzUh1SLKA/videos, Zet Gallery. Youtube Channel.

RDP Internacional - – phone interview for the Global Portuguese Scientist about the Crossing Boundaries research project.