Ana 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 – coordination, design, development, stakeholders participation, implementation, evaluation, impact assessment, and dissemination –, and in different categories (e.g. science outreach, science communication, science education, citizen science) and formats (e.g. participatory and co-creation approaches, educational and empowerment programmes, workshop, conference, festival, panel moderation).
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.