Ana I. Faustino works as Quality Manager at Falling Walls Engage and the International Year of Science Engagement, at the Falling Walls Foundation.
She has more than 7 years of experience with regional, national and international (including experience in EU Horizon projects) science engagement projects/initiatives, at several levels – proposal/grant writing, coordination, concept design, development, stakeholders participation, implementation, evaluation, impact assessment, paper writing, and dissemination –, and in different areas (e.g. science education, citizen science, science communication, science outreach) and formats (e.g. participatory and co-creation approaches, educational and empowerment programmes, workshop, capacity-building, conference, festival, panel moderation). Besides her experience in the field of science engagement, Ana also has almost 9 years of experience in scientific research, in the fields of social neuroscience, behavioural biology and ecology.
Ana holds a degree in Biology and a Masters in Ecology from the University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal), a PhD in Behavioural Biology (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência & Champalimaud Research & ISPA; Lisbon, Portugal), and developed postdoctoral research in the field of neuroscience (Charité & Humboldt University; Berlin, Germany). As a result of her academic and professional experience, Ana is the author of several scientific papers and book chapters in the fields of social neuroscience / neuroscience and participatory / co-creation research.