Position: Integrated Researcher with Doctoral Degree
PhD in Human Geography (University of Lisbon, 1999)
Master in Human Geography and Local and Regional Planning (University of Lisbon, 1991)
Degree in Geography (University of Lisbon, 1986)
Research Group: ZOE
Research interests: Geographies of Economies, Innovation and Regional Change, Sustainable Transitions, Regional Development Policies
Ciência Vitae: 4F15-350D-D424
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=vnit4_cAAAAJ
Researcher ID: 2768822
Scopus Author ID: 7005700546
Mário Vale holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is currently Professor at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT), University of Lisbon and researcher at the Centre of Geographical Studies (CEG). He was Visiting Research Fellow at CURDS (Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies), at the University of Newcastle in 2006 and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Department of Geography at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) in 2013.
He has been working on urban and regional economic change, especially in the European periphery. His research has been supported by several research projects of national and international (EU framework programmes, ESPON, EEA Grants, and by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). He has published in various international and national journals such as the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, European Urban and Regional Studies, European Planning Studies, Geoforum, Regional Studies, and Territory, Politics, Governance, and Finisterra.
He is currently Regional Studies Association (RSA) ambassador in Portugal and Treasurer of RSA-Europe.