Ricardo is a consultant pediatrician, assistant professor and clinical researcher in clinical pharmacology and pediatrics, working at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, and Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte. His research background includes clinical epidemiology, clinical trial methodology, clinimetrics and synthesis research, with training and fellowships in the Netherlands and Canada, and his clinical research interests focus on pediatric respiratory disease.
Ricardo has been actively involved in international research collaborations such as the StaR Child Health initiative on improving clinical trial research in pediatrics, the PERN (Pediatric Emergency Research Networks) worldwide academic clinical research network and the COMET initiative (Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials). He served as Group Chair at the European Respiratory Society, and Co-Director of the Cochrane Child Health Field.
Ricardo is a Co-lead of conect4children Work package 7, a member of the Network Infrastructure Office, and a Co-coordinator of the National Hub Forum.