Ricardo Jorge Pinto Fernandes

Associate Professor of the Faculty of Sport – University of Porto.

Areas of interest

He is Interested on the biophysical characterization specially centred on the availability and use of energy in cyclic sports: (i) determination of the bioenergetical profile, understanding the kinetics of oxygen consumption and lactate production, which allow assessing the energy cost of the movement and (ii) relationship of these physiological parameters with biomechanical variables, particularly with kinematics, but also kinetics, electrical muscular activity and thermography. He also interested in planning and periodization, and training control and evaluation of athletes. Most recently, he has been engaged in water polo game analysis (by identifying the determinant factors that affect decisively the success of players and teams) and on postural and muscular training aiming for therapeutic/clinic purposes. He integrates the Porto Biomechanics Laboratory that developed a seven force plates instrumented block for swimming starts, a cable EMG apparatus, a startmeter for analysing intracyclic velocity fluctuations and an instrumented surf board that can be used for data acquisition in several nautical activities.

His main skills/activities are: (i) main investigator of funded research & development projects; (ii) Editor-in-Chief of the Portuguese Journal of Sports Sciences and ex-Editor-in-Chief of The Open Sports Sciences Journal, Associated Editor of the Elite Sports and Performance Enhancement section of Frontiers in Sports and Active Living and member of the editorial board, scientific committee and review boards of peer-reviewed scientific and technical journals; (iii) author of 171 papers in journals displayed on Scopus, with a H index of 23; (iv) editor of books; (v) invited reviewer of over than 150 manuscripts submitted to impact factor journals; (vi) supervising experience of 11 PhD and 40 masters students; (vii) member of the scientific and organizing committees of international level congresses; (viii) chairman of podium and poster sessions in scientific events; (ix) invited speaker in Sport Sciences related Congresses (e.g. the FINA Medical Congress’2016); (xi) director of courses of swimming coaches education; (x) swimming coach from 1994-2010 in the Portuguese age-group national team, the University of Porto team and club teams.

Keywords: Sport Science, aquatic activities, exercise physiology, biomechanics 

Main publications

  1. Fernandes, RJ; Cardoso, CS; Soares, S.; Ascensão, A.; Colaço, P.; Vilas-Boas, JP. (2003). Time limit and VO2 slow component at intensities corresponding to VO2max in swimmers. Int J Sports Med 24: 576-581
  2. Laffite, L. P.; Vilas-Boas, J. P.; Demarle, A.; Silva, J.; Fernandes, R.; Billat, V. L. (2004). Changes in physiological and stroke parameters during a maximal 400-m free swimming test in elite swimmers. Can J Appl Physiol, 29 (supp): 17-31.
  3. Fernandes, RJ; Billat, V.; Cruz, A.; Colaço, P.; Cardoso, CS; Vilas-Boas, JP. (2005). Has gender any effect on the relationship between time limit at VO2max velocity and swimming economy? J Human Movement Studies, 49:127-148.
  4. Barbosa, T.M.; Keskinen, K.L.; Fernandes, R.J.; Colaço, P.J.; Carmo, C.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2005). Relationship between energetic, stroke determinants, and velocity in butterfly. Int J Sports Med, 26 (10): 841-6.
  5. Barbosa, T.M.; Keskinen, K.L.; Fernandes, R.J.; Colaço, P.J.; Lima, A.B.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2005). Energy cost and intracyclic variation of the velocity of the centre of mass in butterfly stroke. Eur J Appl Physiol, 93 (5-6): 519-23.
  6. Fernandes, R.J.; Marinho, D.A.; Barbosa, T.M.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2006). Is time limit at the minimum swimming velocity of O2max influenced by stroking parameters? Percept. Mot. Skills, 103: 67-75.
  7. Barbosa, T. M.; Fernandes, R.; Keskinen, K. L.; Colaço, P.; Cardoso, C.; Silva, J.; Vilas-Boas, J. P. (2006). Evaluation of the Energy Expenditure in Competitive Swimming Strokes. Int. J. Sports Med. 27: 894-899
  8. Fernandes, R.J.; Billat, V.L.; Cruz, A.C.; Colaço, P.J.; Cardoso, C.S.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2006). Does net energy cost of swimming affect time to exhaustion at the individual’s maximal oxygen consumption velocity? J Sports Med Phys Fitness 46 (3): 373-80
  9. Marinho, D.A.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Keskinen, K.L.; Rodríguez, F.A.; Soares, S.M.; Carmo, C.M.; Vilar, S.O.; Fernandes, R.J. (2006). Behaviour of the kinematic parameters during a time to exhaustion test at O2max in elite swimmers. J. Hum. Movement Stud., 51: 1-10.
  10. Fernandes RJ, Keskinen KL, Colaço P, Querido AJ, Machado LJ, Morais PA, Marinho DA, Vilas-Boas JP (2008). Time limit at VO2max velocity in elite crawl swimmers. Int. J. Sports Med., 29: 145-150.
  11. Barbosa, T.; Fernandes, R.J.; Keskinen, K.L.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2008). The influence of stroke mechanics into energy cost of elite swimmers. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 103(2):139-49.
  12. Barbosa, T.M.; Fernandes, R.J.; Morouço, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2008). Predicting the intra-cyclic variation of the velocity of the centre of mass from segmental velocities in butterfly stroke. A pilot study. J Sports Science & Med, 7: 201-209.
  13. Figueiredo P, Vilas-Boas JP, Maia J, Gonçalves P, Fernandes RJ (2009). Does the hip reflect the centre of mass swimming kinematics? International Journal Sports Medicine. 30: 779-791.
  14. Vantorre J, Seifert L, Fernandes R, Vilas-Boas JP, Chollet D (2010). Kinematical profiling of the front crawl start. International Journal Sports Medicine: 31 (1): 16-21.
  15. Fernandes R, Sousa M, Pinheiro A, Vilar S, Colaço P, Vilas-Boas JP (2010). Assessment of individual anaerobic threshold and stroking parameters in swimmers aged 10-11 years. European Journal of Sport Science, 10 (5): 311-317.
  16. Vantorre, J., Seifert, L., Fernandes, R.J., Vilas Boas, J.P., Chollet, D. Comparison of grab start between elite and trained swimmers. International Journal of Sports Medicine 31 (12), pp. 887-893
  17. Fernandes RJ, Sousa M, Pinheiro A, Vilar S, Colaço P, Vilas-Boas JP 2010. Assessment of individual anaerobic threshold and stroking parameters in swimmers aged 10-11 years. Eur J Sport Sci 10 (5),311-17.
  18. Vilas-Boas JP, Costa L, Fernandes RJ, Ribeiro J, Figueiredo P, Marinho D, Silva AJ, Machado L 2010. Determination of the drag coefficient during the first and second gliding positions of the breaststroke underwater stroke. J Appl Biomech, 26 (3), 324-31.
  19. Morouço, P., Keskinen, K.L., Vilas-Boas, J.P., Fernandes, R.J. Relationship between tethered forces and the four swimming techniques performance. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 27 (2), pp. 161-169.
  20. de Jesus, K., de Jesus, K., Figueiredo, P., Gonçalves, P., Pereira, S., Vilas-Boas, J.P., Fernandes, R.J. Biomechanical Analysis of Backstroke Swimming Starts Int J Sports Med, 32 (7): 546-551.
  21. Ferragut, C., Abraldes, J.A., Vila, H., Rodríguez, N., Argudo, F.M., Fernandes, R.J. Anthropometry and throwing velocity in elite water polo by specific playing positions. Journal of Human Kinetics 27 (1), pp. 31-44
  22. Neiva, H.P.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2011). Anaerobic critical velocity in four swimming techniques. J. Sports Med, 32: 195-198.
  23. Figueiredo, P.; Zamparo, P.; Sousa, A.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2011). An energy balance of the 200 m front crawl race. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 111: 767-777.
  24. Fernandes, R.; Oliveira, E.; Colaço, P. (2011). Bioenergetical training control as a useful tool to increase performance in cyclic sports. In: Brenda D. Carmichael and Alan B. Mitchell (eds.), Sports Medicine and Training Tools, Chapter 5. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York.
  25. Vilas-Boas, J.P; Fernandes, R.J.; Barbosa, T.M. (2011). Intra-cycle velocity variations, swimming economy, performance and training in swimming. In: L. Seifert, D. Chollet, I. Mujika (eds.), World Book of Swimming: From Science to Performance, Chapter 5. Nova Science Publishers Inc. New York.
  26. Fernandes, R. (2011). Aerobic evaluation of young swimmers using the critical velocity test. A brief report. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 11 (2): 215-220.
  27. Sousa, A.; Figueiredo, P.; Keskinen, K.L.; Rodriguez, F.A.; Machado, L.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2011). VO2 off transient kinetics in extreme intensity nswimming. J Sports Sci Med, 10: 546-552.
  28. Sousa, A. C.; Figueiredo, P.; Oliveira, N.L.; Oliveira, J.; Silva, A.J.; Keskinen, K.L.; Rodríguez, F.A.; Machado, L.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2011). VO2 kinetics in 200-m race-pace front crawl swimming. Int J Sports Med, 32 (10): 765-770.
  29. Fernandes, R.; Sousa, M.; Machado, L.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2011). Step length and individual anaerobic threshold assessment in swimming. Int J Sports Med, 32 (12): 940-946.
  30. Figueiredo, P.; Machado, L.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2011). Reconstruction error of calibration volume’s coordinates for 3D swimming kinematics. J Human Kinetics, 29: 45-50.
  31. Figueiredo, P.; Kjendlie, P.-L.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2012). Intracycle velocity variation of the body centre of mass in front crawl. Int J Sports Med, 33 (4): 285-290. IF: 2.4
  32. Morouço, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2012). Evaluation of adolescent swimmers through a 30-s tethered test. Pediatr Exer Sci, 24 (2): 312-321. IF: 1.7
  33. Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2012). Time to exhaustion at the VO2max velocity in swimming: a review. J Human Kinetics, 32 (1): 121-134. IF: 0.4
  34. Garrido, N.D.; Silva, A.J.; Fernandes, R.J.; Barbosa, T.M.; Costa, A.M.; Marinho, D.A.; Marques, M.C. (2012). High level swimming performance and its relation to non-specific parameters: a cross-sectional study on maximum handgrip isometric strength. Percept Motor Skill, 114 (3): 936-948. IF: 0.49
  35. Fernandes, R.J; Ribeiro, J.; Figueiredo, P.; Seifert, L.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2012). Kinematics of the hip and body center of mass in front crawl swimming. J Human Kinetics, 33 (1): 15-23. IF: 0.4
  36. Komar, J.; Leprêtre, P.M.; Alberty, M.; Vantorre, J.; Fernandes, R.J.; Hellard, P.; Chollet, D.; Seifert, L. (2012). Effect of increasing energy cost on arm coordination in elite sprint swimmers. Hum Mov Sci, 31 (3): 620-629. IF: 1.8
  37. Gomes, B.B.; Mourão, L.; Massart, A.; Figueiredo, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Santos, A.M.C.; Fernandes, R.J. (2012). Gross efficiency and energy expenditure in kayac ergometer exercise. Int J Sports Med, 33: 654-660. IF: 2.4
  38. Figueiredo, P.; Barbosa, T.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2012). Energy cost and body centre of mass’ 3D intracycle velocity variation in swimming. Eur J Appl Physiol, 112: 3319-3326. IF: 2.2
  39. Silva, A.; Figueiredo. P.; Soares, S.; Seifert, L.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2012). Front crawl technical characterization of 11-13 years old swimmers. Pediatr Exer Sci, 24 (3): 409-419. IF: 1.7
  40. de Jesus, K.; Pereira, F.; Figueiredo, P.; de Jesus, K.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Machado, L.; Fernandes, R.J. (2012). Kinematic analysis of three water polo front crawl styles. J
  41. Fernandes, R.J.; de Jesus, K.; Baldari, C.; de Jesus, K.; Sousa, A.C.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Guidetti, L. (2012). Different VO2max time-averaging intervals in swimming. Int J Sports Med, 33: 1010-1015. IF: 2.4
  42. Figueiredo, P.; Seifert, L.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2012). Individual profiles of spacio-temporal coordination in high intensity swimming. Hum Mov Sci, 31: 1200-1212. IF: 1.8
  43. de Jesus, K.; de Jesus, K.; Figueiredo, P.A.; Gonçalves, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2012). Effects of fatigue on kinematical parameters during submaximal and maximal 100-m butterfly bouts. J Appl Biomech, 28: 599-607. IF: 0.76
  44. Baldari, C.; Fernandes, R.J.; Meucci, M.; Ribeiro, J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Guidetti, L. (2013). Is the new AquaTrainer® snorkel valid for VO2 assessment in swimming? Int J Sports Med, 34 (4): 336-344. IF: 2.4
  45. Figueiredo, P.; Sanders, R.; Gorski, T.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2013). Kinematic and electromyographic changes during 200 m front crawl at race pace. Int J Sports Med, 34: 49–55. IF: –
  46. Marques-Aleixo, I.; Querido, A.; Figueiredo, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Daly, D.; Corredeira, R. Fernandes, R. J. (2013). Intracyclic velocity variation and arm coordination assessment in swimmers with down syndrome. Adap Phys Activ Q, 30 (1): 70-84. IF: –
  47. Figueiredo, P.; Toussaint, H.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2013). Relation between efficiency and energy cost with coordination in aquatic locomotion. Eur J Appl Physiol, 113: 651-659. IF: –
  48. Fernandes, R.J.; Figueiredo, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2013). About the use and conclusions extracted from a single tube snorkel used for respiratory data acquisition during swimming. J Physiol Sci, 63 (2): 155-157. IF: –
  49. Figueiredo, P.; Pendergast, D.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2013). Interplay of biomechanical, energetic, coordinative and muscular factors in a 200 m front crawl swim. BioMed Res Int. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/897232 IF: –
  50. Lauer, J.; Figueiredo, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J.; Rouard, A.H. (2013). Phase-dependence of elbow muscle coactivation in front crawl swimming. J Electromyo Kinesiol, 23: 820-825. IF: –
  51. Figueiredo, P.; Morais, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2013). Changes in arm coordination and stroke parameters on transition through the lactate threshold. Eur J Applied Physiol, 113: 1957-1964. IF: –
  52. Sousa, A.; Figueiredo, P.; Zamparo, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2013). Anaerobic alactic energy assessment in middle distance swimming
    Eur J Appl Physiol, 113: 2153-2158. IF: –
  53. Ribeiro, J.; de Jesus, K.; Figueiredo, P.; Toussaint, H.; Guidetti, L.; Alves, F.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2013). Biomechanical determinants of force production in front crawl swimming. J Sports Med Phys Fitness, 53 (Suppl 1 to 3): 30-37. IF: –
  54. Sousa, A.; de Jesus, K.; Figueiredo, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2013). Oxygen uptake kinetics at moderate and extreme swimming intensities. Braz J Sports Med, 19 (3): 186-190.
  55. Reis, V.M.; Santos, E.L.; Oliveira, D.R.; Gonçalves, L.F.; Carneiro, A.L.; Fernandes, R.J. (2013). Oxygen uptake slow component at submaximal swimming. Gazzetta Medica Italiana – Archivio per le Scienze Mediche, 172 (7-8): 603-610.
  56. Silva, A.; Figueiredo, P.; Abraldes, J.A.; Marques, E.A.; Soares, S.; Fernandes, R.J. (2013). Arm sincronization in infant group front crawl swimmers. J Sport Health Res, 5(3): 295-304.
  57. Silva, A.; Figueiredo, P.; Soares, S.; Seifert, L.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2013). Backstroke technical characterization of 11-13 years old swimmers. J Sports Sci Med, 11: 623-629. IF: –
  58. Figueiredo, P.; Rouard, A.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2013). Upper and lower limbs muscular fatigue during the 200 m front crawl. Appl Physiol, Nutr Metab, 38 (7): 716-724 IF: –
  59. Soares, S.M., Fernandes, R.J. (2013). Assessment of the loads to apply to swimmers in the cycle ergometer Wingate test. Motricidade, 9 (4), 82-89.
  60. De Jesus, K.; De Jesus, K.; Gonçalves, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2013). Backstroke start kinematic and kinetic changes due to different feet positioning. J Sports Sci 31(15):1665-75. IF:
  61. Sousa, A.; Ribeiro, J.; Sousa, M.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R. (2014). Influence of prior exercise on VO2 kinetics subsequent exhaustive rowing performance. Plos One 9 (1): doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084208 IF: –
  62. Neiva, H.P.; Marques, M.C.; Fernandes, R.J.; Viana, J.L.; Barbosa, T.M.; Marinho, D.A. (2014). Does warm-up have a beneficial effect on 100m freestyle? Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 9(1): 145-150. IF: –
  63. Sousa, A.; Figueiredo, P.; Pendergast, D.; Kjendlie, P.L.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2014). Critical evaluation of oxygen uptake assessment in swimming. Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 9(2): 190-202.
  64. Sousa, C.A.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2014). VO2 kinetics and metabolic contributions whilst swimming at 95, 100, and 105% of the velocity at VO2max. BioMed Figueiredo, P.; Nazario, R.; Sousa, M.; Pelarigo, J.G.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2014). Kinematical analysis along maximal lactate steady state swimming intensity. J Sports Sci Med, 13: 610-5.
  65. Soares, S.M.; Fernandes, R.J.; Machado, J.L.; Maia, J.A.; Daly, D.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2014). Assessment of fatigue thresholds in 50-m all-out swimming. Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 9(6): 959-965.
  66. Figueiredo, P.; Willig, R.; Alves, F.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2014). Biophysical characterization of a swimmer with a unilateral arm amputation: a case study. Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 9(6): 1050-1053.
  67. de Jesus K, Guidetti L, de Jesus K, Vilas-Boas JP, Baldari C, Fernandes RJ. (2014). Which are the best VO2 sampling intervals to characterize low to severe swimming intensities? Int J Sports Med,35(12): 1030-1036.
  68. Canossa, S.; Abraldes, J.A.; Soares, S.; Vila, M.H.; Ferragut, C.; Rodríguez, N.; Argudo, F.M.; Fernandes, R.F.; Garganta, J.M. (2014). Contrasting morphology and training background in waterpolo teams of different competitive levels. Motriz. J Phys Edu, 3: 272-279.
  69. De Jesus, K.; de Jesus, K.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Sanders, R. (2014). The backstroke swimming start: state of the art. J Hum Kinet, 42 (1): 27-40.
  70. Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Ramos, R.J.; Fernandes, R.J.; Silva, A.J.; Rouboa, A.I.; Machado, J.L.; Barbosa, T.M.; Marinho, D.A. (2015). Hydrodynamic Analysis of Different Finger Positions in Swimming: A Computational Fluid Dynamics Approach. J appl Biomech, 31 (1): 48-55.
  71. Dalamitros, A.A.; Fernandes, R.J.; Toubekis, A.G.; Manou, V.; Loupos, D.; Kellis, S. (2014). Is speed reserve related to critical speed and anaerobic distance capacity in swimming? J Strength Cond Res Feb 10. [Epub ahead of print]
  72. Barbosa, T.M.; de Jesus, K.; Abraldes, J.A.; Ribeiro, J.; Figueiredo, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2014). Effects of protocol step length on biomechanical measures in swimming. Int J Sports Physiol Perform
  73. Sousa, A.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R. (2014). VO2 kinetics and metabolic contributions whilst swimming at 95, 100, and 105% of the velocity at VO2max. Biomed Res Int
  74. Ribeiro, J.; Figueiredo, P.; Sousa, A.; Monteiro, J.; Pelarigo, J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Toussaint, H.M.; Fernandes, R.J. (2015). VO2 kinetics and metabolic contributions during full and upper body extreme swimming intensity. Eur J Appl Physiol, 115: 1117-1124.
  75. Mourão, L.; de Jesus, K.; Roesler, H.; Machado, L.J.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Vaz, M.A.P. (2015). Effective swimmer’s action during the grab start technique. PLOS One 10(5), e0123001.
  76. De Jesus, K.; De Jesus, K.; Figueiredo, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J.; Machado, L.J. (2015). Reconstruction accuracy assessment of surface and underwater 3D motion analysis: a new approach. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2015 (ID 269264). doi:10.1155/2015/269264
  77. Sousa, A., Rodríguez, F.A., Machado, L., Vilas-Boas, J.P., Fernandes, R.J. (2015). Exercise modality effect on oxygen uptake off-transient kinetics at maximal oxygen uptake intensity. Exp Physiol, 100(6): 719-729.
  78. De Jesus, K.; De Jesus, K.; Medeiros, A.I.A.; Gonçalves, P.; Figueiredo, P.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2015). Neuromuscular activity of upper and lower limbs during two backstroke swimming start variants. J Sports Sci & Med, 14 (3): 591-601.
  79. De Jesus, K.; Sousa, A.; de Jesus, K.; Ribeiro, J.; Machado, L.; Rodríguez, F.; Keskinen, K.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2015). The effects of intensity on V̇O2 kinetics during incremental free swimming. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 40: 918-923.
  80. Costa, L.; Mantha, V.R.; Silva, A.J.; Fernandes, R.J.; Marinho, D.A.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Machado, L.; Rouboa, A. (2015). Computational fluid dynamics vs. inverse dynamics methods to determine passive drag in two breaststroke glide positions. J Biomech, 48 (10): 2221-2226.
  81. Pereira, S.; Ruschel, L.; Hubert, M.; Machado, L.; Roesler, H.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2015). Kinematic, kinetic and EMG analysis of four front crawl flip turn techniques. J Sports Sci, 33 (19): 2006-2015.
  82. Ribeiro, J.; Figueiredo, P.; Sousa, M.; de Jesus, K.; Keskinen, K.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2015). Metabolic and ventilatory thresholds assessment in front crawl swimming. J Sports Med Phys Fitness, 55 (7-8): 701-707.
  83. Sousa, A.; Figueiredo, P.; Zamparo, P.; Pyne, D.B.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2015). Exercise modality effect on bioenergetical performance at VO2max intensity. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 47 (8): 1705-13.
  84. Martens, J.; Daly, D.; Deschamps, K.; Fernandes, R.J.; Staes, F. (2015). Intra-individual variability of surface electromyography in front crawl swimming. PlosOne, 10 (12): e0144998.
  85. Barbosa, T.M.; Jesus, K.; Abraldes, J.A.; Ribeiro, J.; Figueiredo, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2015). Effects of protocol step length on biomechanical measures in swimming. Int J Sports Physiol Perform: 10, 211-218.
  86. Morouço, P. G.; Marinho, D. A.; Fernandes, R. J.; Marques, M. C. (2015). Quantification of upper limb kinetic asymmetries in front crawl swimming. Hum Mov Sci: 40, 185-192.
  87. Vilas-Boas, J. P.; Ramos, R. J.; Fernandes, R. J.; Silva, A. J.; Rouboa, A. I.; Machado, L.; Barbosa, T.; Marinho, D. A. (2015). Hydrodynamic analysis of different finger positions in swimming: a computational fluid dynamics approach. J Appl Biomec: 31(1), 48-55.
  88. Canossa, S.; Abraldes, J.A.; Soares, S.M.; Fernandes, R.J.; Garganta, J.M. (2016). Vertical jump and shot speed, efficacy and accuracy in water polo. Int J Perform Anal Sport, 16: 64-79.
  89.  de Jesus, K.; de Jesus, K.; Abraldes, J.A.; Medeiros, A.I.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2016).  Are the new starting block facilities beneficial for backstroke start performance? J Sport Sci 34 (9):871-7.
  90. Seifert, L.; de Jesus, K.; Komar, J.; Ribeiro, J.; Abraldes, J.A.; Figueiredo, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2016). Behavioural variability and motor performance: Effect of practice specialization in front crawl swimming. Hum Movement Sci, 47: 141-150.
  91. Querido, A.; Castro, M.P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Corredeira, R.; Daly, D.; Fernandes, R.J. (2016). Reliability and accuracy of spatial-temporal gait parameters measured by the WalkinSense®. Proc IMechE Part P: J Sports Eng Tech, 230 (4): 275-279.
  92. Zacca, R.; Fernandes, R.J.; Pyne, D.B.; Castro, F.A. (2016). Swimming training assessment: the critical velocity and the 400-m test for age-group swimmers. J Strength Cond Res, 30 (5): 1365-72.
  93. Soltani, P.; Figueiredo, P.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2016). Do player performance, real sport experience, and gender affect movement patterns during equivalent exergame? Comput Hum Behav, 63: 1-8. 1st quartile, 3.435 impact factor, 2 citations
  94. Ribeiro, J.; Figueiredo, P.; Guidetti, L.; Alves, F.; Toussaint, H.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Baldari, C.; Fernandes, R. J. (2016). AquaTrainer® snorkel does not increase hydrodynamic drag but influences turning time. Int J Sports Med, 37(4): 324-8. 2nd quartile, 2.084 impact factor, 1 citation.
  95. Oliveira, D.R.; Gonçalves, L.F.; Reis, A.M.; Fernandes, R.J.; Garrido, N.D.; Reis, V.R. (2016). The oxygen uptake slow component at submaximal intensities in breaststroke swimming. J Hum Kinet, 51: 165-73. 4th quartile, 0.798 impact factor, 0 citations.
  96. Figueiredo, P.; Silva, A; Sampaio, A.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2016). Front crawl sprint performance: a cluster analysis of biomechanics, energetics, coordinative and anthropometric determinants in young swimmers. Motor Control, 20 (3): 209-21. 4th quartile, 0.750 impact factor, 1 citation.
  97. Pelarigo, J.; Grecco, C.C.; Denadai, B.S.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Pendergast, D.R. (2016). Do 5% changes around maximal lactate steady state lead to swimming biophysical modifications? Hum Movement Sci, 49: 258-266. 3rd quartile, 1.841 impact factor, 0 citations.
  98. de Jesus, K.; de Jesus, K.; Abraldes, J.A.; Mourão, L.; Borgovo-Santos, M.; Medeiros, A.I.A.; Gonçalves, P.; Chainok, P.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vaz, M.A.P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2016).  The effect of different foot and hand set-up positions on backstroke start performance. Sports Biomech, 15 (4): 481-496. 4th quartile, 826 impact factor, 3 citations.
  99. Martens, J.; Daly, D.; Deschamps, K.; Staes, F.; Fernandes, R. J. (2016). Inter-individual variability and pattern recognition of surface electromyography in front crawl swimming. J Electromyogr Kines, 31: 14-21. 3rd quartile, 1.510 impact factor, 1 citation.
  100. de Jesus, K.; Sanders, R.; de Jesus, K.; Ribeiro, J.; Figueiredo, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2016). The effect of intensity on 3-dimensional kinematics and coordination in front-crawl swimming. Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 11 (6): 768-775.
  101. Seifert, L.; de Jesus, K; Komar, J.; Ribeiro, J.; Abraldes, J.A.; Figueiredo, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2016). Behavioural variability and motor performance: effect of practice specialization in front crawl swimming. Hum Movement Sci, 47: 141-50. 3rd quartile, 1.841 impact factor, XX citations.
  102. Ribeiro, J.; Toubekis, A.G.; Figueiredo, P.; de Jesus, K.; Toussaint, H.M.; Alves, F.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2017). Biophysical determinants of front-crawl swimming at moderate and severe intensities. Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 12 (2): 241-246.
  103. Sousa, A.; Fernandes, R.J.; Rodríguez, N.; Abraldes, J.A. (2017). Influence of a 100-m simulated in-water rescue on cardiopulmonary parameters. Prehosp Emerg Care, 21 (3): 301-308.
  104. Clemente-Suárez, V.J.; Dalamitros, A.; Ribeiro, J.; Sousa, A.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2017). The effects of two different swimming training periodization on physiological parameters at various exercise intensities. Eur J Sport Sci, 17 (4): 425-432. 1st quartile, 2.156 impact factor, 4 citations.
  105. Ribeiro, J.; Figueiredo, P.; Morais, S.; Alves, F.; Toussaint, H.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2017). Biomechanics, energetics and coordination during extreme swimming intensity: effect of performance level. J Sports Sci, 35 (16): 1614-1621. 1st quartile, 2.733 impact factor, 1 citation.
  106. Pelarigo, J.G.; Machado, L.; Fernandes, R.J.; Grecco, C.C.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2017). Oxygen uptake kinetics and energy system’s contribution around maximal lactate steady state swimming intensity. PloS One, 12 (2): e0167263 1st quartile, 2.806 impact factor, 0 citations.
  107. Soltani, P.; Figueiredo, P.; Ribeiro, J.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2017). Physiological demands of a swimming-based video game: Influence of gender, swimming background, and exergame experience. Sci Rep 7 (1), 5247 1st quartile, 4.847 impact factor, 0 citations.
  108. Soltani, P.; Figueiredo, P.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2017). Muscle activation behavior in a swimming exergame: differences by experience and gaming velocity. Physiol & Behav, 181: 23-28. 2nd quartile, 2.341 impact factor 0 citations.
  109. Amaro, N.M.; Morouço, P.G.; Marques, M.C.; Fernandes, R.J.; Marinho, D.A. (2017). Biomechanical and bioenergetical evaluation of swimmers using fully-tethered swimming: a qualitative review. J Hum Sport Exerc, 12 (4): 1346-1360. 4th quartile, 0.6 Impact factor, 0 citations.
  110. Sousa, A.C.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J.; Figueiredo, P. (2017). VO2 at maximal and supramaximal intensities: lessons to high interval training in swimming. Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 12 (7): 872-7 1st quartile, 3.384 impact factor, 0 citations.
  111. Seabra, A.; Fernandes, R.J.; Marques, E.; Moura, M.; Ubago-Guisado, E.; Hernando, E.; Gallardo, L. (2017). Impact of futsal and swimming participation on bone health in young athletes. J Hum Kinet, 60: 85-91. 3rd quartile, 1.161 impact factor, 0 citations.
  112. de Jesus, K.; Ayala, H.V.H.; de Jesus, K.; Coelho, L.S.; Medeiros, A.I.A.; Abraldes, J.A.; Vaz, M.A.P.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2018). Modelling and predicting backstroke start performance using non-linear and linear models. J Hum Kinet, 61 (1): 29-38. 3rd quartile, 1.161 impact factor, 0 citations.
  113. Fernandes, R.J.; Reis, V.M.; Buzzachera, C.F. (2018). Commentary: anaerobic contribution determined in swimming distances: relation with performance. Frontiers Physiol, 8 (9): 1-3. 1st quartile, 4.134 impact factor 0 citations.
  114. permite maior rotação do ombro e flexão do cotovelo (fascial therapy allows for greater shoulder rotation and elbow flexion). Motricidade, 14 (1): 284-288.
  115. Fernandes, R.J. (2018). Editorial: Overview on The Open Sports Sciences Journal (TOSSJ). The Open Sports Sci J 11: 1-2.
  116. Gonjo, T.; McCabe, C.; Sousa, A.; Ribeiro, J.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Sanders, R. (2018). Differences in kinematics and energy cost between front crawl and backstroke below the anaerobic threshold. Eur J Appl Physiol, 118 (6): 1107-1118. 2nd quartile, 2.401 impact factor, 0 citations.
  117. Clemente-Suárez, V.J.; Fernandes, R.J.; de Jesus, K.; Pelarigo, J.G.; Arroyo-Toledo, J.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2018). Do traditional and reverse swimming training periodizations lead to similar aerobic performance improvements? J Sports Med Phys Fitness, 58 (6): 761-767. 3rd quartile, 1.120 impact factor,0 citations.
  118. P.; Bhammar, D.M.; Babb, T.G.; Bowen, T.S.; Witte, K.K.; Rossiter, H.B.; Brugniaux, J.V.; Perry, B.D.; Lucas, R.; Turnes, T.; Sabino-Carvalho, J.L.; Lopes, T.R.; Zacca, R.; Fernandes, R.J.; McKie, G.L.; Hazell, T.J.; Helal, L.; da Silveira, A.D.; McNulty, C.R.; Roberg, R.A.; Nightingale, T.E.; Alrashidim, A.A.; Mashkovskiy, E.; Krassioukov, A.; Clos, P.; Laroche, D.; Pageaux, B.; Poole, D.C; Jones, A.M.; Schaun, G.Z.; de Souza, D.S.; Lopes, T.; Vagula, M.; Zuo, L.; Zhao, T. (2018). Commentary on Viewpoint: VO2peak is an acceptable estimate of cardiorespiratory fitness but not VO2max.  J Appl Physiol, 125 (1): 233-240. 1st quartile and 3.256 impact factor.
  119. Sousa, A.C.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Figueiredo, P. (2018). High-Intensity interval training in different exercise modes: lessons from time to exhaustion. Int J Sports Med, 39 (9): 668-673. 2nd quartile and 2.453 impact factor.
  120. Pelarigo, J.G.; Fernandes, R.J.; Ribeiro, J.; Denadai, B.S.; Grecco, C.C.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2018). Comparison of different methods for the swimming aerobic capacity evaluation. J Strength Cond Res, 32 (12): 3542-3551. 2nd quartile and 2.325 impact factor.
  121. Cuenca-Fernández, F.; López-Contreras, G.; Mourão, L.; de Jesus, K.; de Jesus, K.; Zacca, R.; Fernandes, R.J.; Arellano, R. (2019). Eccentric flywheel post-activation potentiation influences swimming start performance kinetics. J Sports Sci, 37(4): 443-451.
  122. Zacca, R.; Azevedo, R.; Silveira, R.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Pyne, D.B.; de Castro, F.A.S.; Fernandes, R.J. (2019). Comparison of incremental intermittent and time trial testing in age-group swimmers. J Strength Cond Res, 33 (3): 801-810. 2nd quartile and 2.325 impact factor.
  123. Gomes, L.E.; Diogo, V.; Castro, F.A.S.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J.; Figueiredo, P. (2019). Biomechanical analyses of synchronised swimming standard and contra-standard sculling. Sports Biomech, 18(4): 354-365. 3rd quartile, 1.141 impact factor, XX citations.
  124. De Jesus, K.; De Jesus, K.; Ayala, H.V.H.; Coelho, L.S.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2019). Predicting centre of mass horizontal speed in low to severe swimming intensities with linear and non-linear models. J Sports Sci, 37 (13): 1512-20.
  125. Zacca, R.; Toubekis, A.; Freitas, L.; Silva, A.F.; Azevedo, R.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Pyne, D.B.; Castro, F.A.S.; Fernandes, R.J. (2019). Effects of detraining in age-group swimmers performance, energetics and kinematics. J Sports Sci, 37 (13): 1490-8. 1st quartile, 2.733 impact factor, x citation
  126. Silva, A.F.; Figueiredo, P.; Ribeiro, J.; Alves, F.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Seifert, L.; Fernandes, R.J. (2019). Integrated analysis of young swimmers’ sprint performance. Motor Control, 23 (3): 354-364.
  127. de Jesus, K.; Mourão, L.; Roesler, H.; Viriato, N.; de Jesus, K.; Vaz, M.; Fernandes, R.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2019). 3D device for forces in swimming starts and turns. Appl Sci, 9 (3559): 1-19.
  128. Tucher, G.; Castro, F.A.S.; Garrido, N.D.; Fernandes, R.J. (2019). Monitoring changes over a training macrocycle in regional age-group swimmers. J Hum Kin, 69 (1): 213-223. DOI: 10.2478/hukin-2019-0014
  129. Peterson Silveira, R.; Soares, S.M.; Zacca, R.; Alves, F.B.; Fernandes, R.J.; Castro, F.A.S.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2019). A biophysical analysis on the arm stroke efficiency in front crawl swimming: comparing methods and determining the main performance predictors. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 16 (23): 47151.
  130. Carvalho, D. D.; Soares, S.; Zacca, R.; Marinho, D. A.; Silva, A. J.; Pyne, D. B.; Vilas-Boas, J. P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2019). In-water and on-land swimmers’ symmetry and force production. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 16 (24), 5018.
  131. Zacca, R.; Azevedo, R.; Chainok, P.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; de Castro, F.A.S.; Pyne, D.B.; Fernandes, R.J. (2020). Monitoring age-group swimmers over a training macrocycle: energetics, technique, and anthropometrics. J Strength Cond Res, 34 (3): 818–827. 2nd quartile and 2.325 impact factor.
  132. Canossa, S.; Abraldes, J.A.; Estriga, L.; Fernandes, R.J.; Garganta, J. (2020). Water polo shooting performance: differences between world championship winning, drawing and losing teams. J Hum Kinet, 72: 203-214.
  133. Santos-Concejero, J.; González-Mohíno, F.; González-Ravé, J.M.; Perrey, S.; Dewolf, A.H.; Yates, B.A.; Anton, U.; Tadej, D.; González-Rayas, J.M.; Rayas-Gómez, A.L.; González-Yáñez, J.M.; Lepers, R.; Stapley, P.; Louis, J.; Proessl, F.; Nikolaidis, P.T.; Knechtle, B.; Muniz-Pumares, D.; Hunter, B.; Bottoms, L.; Bontemps, B.; Valenzuela, P.L.; Boullosa, D.; Del Coso, J.; Blagrove, R.C.; Hayes, P.R.; Millet, G.P.; Malatesta, D.; de Almeida Costa Campos, Y.; Pereira Guimarães, M.; Macedo Vianna, J.; Fernandes da Silva, S.; Silva Marques de Azevedo, P.H.; Paris, H.L.; Leist, M.A.; Lige, M.T.; Malysa, W.; Oumsang, A.S.; Sinai, E.C.; Hansen, R.K.; Secher, N.H.; Volianitis, S.; Hottenrott, L.; Hottenrott, K.; Gronwald, T.; Senefeld, J.W.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Riveros-Rivera, A.; Böning, D.; Craighead, D.H.; Kipp, S.; Kram, R.; Zinner, C.; Sperlich, B.; Holmberg, H.-C.; Muniz-Pardos, B.; Sutehall, S.; Angeloudis, K.; Guppy, F.M.; Bosch, A.; Pitsiladis, Y.; Andrade, D.C.; Del Rio, R.; Ramirez-Campillo, R.; Lopes, T.R.; Silva, B.M.; Ives, S.J.; Weyand, P.G.; Brietzke, C.; Franco-Alvarenga, P.E.; Meireles dos Santos, T.; Pires, F.O.; Layec, G.; Hoogkamer, W.; Balestrini, C.S.; Goss, C.S.; Bielko, S.A.; Chapman, R.F. (2020). Commentary on Viewpoint: Physiology and fast marathons.  J Appl Physiol, 128: 1069–1085.
  134. Gonjo, T.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Snders, R. (2020). Upper body kinematic differences between maximum front crawl and backstroke swimming. J Biomech, 98: 109452 doi:
  135. Gay, A.; López-Contreras, G.; Fernandes, R.J.; Arellano, R. (2020). Is swimmers’ performance influenced by wetsuit use? Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 15 (1): 46-51.
  136. Carvalho, D.; Soares, S.; Zacca, R.; Sousa, J.; Marinho, D.; Silva, A.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Fernandes, R. (2020). Anaerobic threshold biophysical characterisation of the four swimming techniques. Int J Sports Med, 41 (5): 318-327.
  137. Zacca, R.; Neves, V.; Oliveira, T.S.; Soares, S.; Rama, L.M.P.L.; de Castro, F.A.S.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Pyne, D.B.; Fernandes, R.J. (2020). 5 km front crawl in pool and open water swimming: breath-by-breath energy expenditure and kinematic analysis. Eur J Appl Physiol, 120: 2005-2018.
  138. Zar, A.; Ahmadi, F.; Krustrup, P.; Fernandes, R.J. (2020). Effect of high-intensity interval exercise in the morning and evening on platelet indices and exercise-induced thrombocytosis. Middle East J Rehabil Health Stud, 7 (3): e104417.
  139. Zacca, R.; Azevedo, R.; Junior, V.R.R.; Abraldes, J.A.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Castro, F.A.S.; Pyne, D.B.; Fernandes, R.J. (2020). Biophysical follow-up of age-group swimmers during a traditional three-peak preparation program. J Strength Cond Res, 34 (9): 2585-2595. 2nd quartile and 2.325 impact factor.
  140. Abraldes, J.A.; Fernandes, R.J.; Rodriguez, N.; Sousa, A. (2020). Is rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation jeopardised by previous fatiguing exercise? Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17 (18) 6668: 1-11.
  141. Gonjo, T.; Narita, K.; McCabe, C.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Takagi, H.; Sanders, R. (2020). Front crawl is more efficient and has smaller active drag than backstroke swimming: kinematic and kinetic comparison between the two techniques at the same swimming speeds at the same swimming speeds. Front Bioeng Biotechnol, 8: 570657.
  142. Bielec, G.; Makar, P.; Fernandes, R. J. (2020). The influence of short-term training volume increase on biomechanical variables in age-group swimmers. J Phys Educ Sport, 20 (5): 2539-2544.
  143. Tan, A.L.; Farrow, M.; Biglands, J.; Fernandes, R.J.; Abraldes, J.A.; de Souza Castro, F.A.; de Souza H.L.R.; Arriel R.A.; Meireles, A.; Marocolo, M.; Gonza ́lez-Rayas, J.M.; Rayas-Gomez, A.L.; Mobayed-Vega, F.N.; González-Yanez J.M.; Hirai, D.M.; Belbis, M.D.; Holmes, M.J.; Calvo, N.; Ferguson, S.K.; Fernandes, T.; Menezes Oliveira, E.; Pun, M.; Bhandari, S.S. (2020). Commentaries on Viewpoint: The interaction between SARS-CoV-2 and ACE2 may have consequences for skeletal muscle viral susceptibility and myopathies. J Appl Physiol, 129 (4): 868-871. 1st quartile and 3.256 impact factor.
  144. Monteiro, A. S.; Carvalho, D.; Azevedo, R.; Vilas-Boas, J. P.; Zacca, R.; Fernandes, R. J. (2020). Post-swim oxygen consumption: assessment methodologies and kinetics analysis. Physiol Meas, 41 (10): 105005.
  145. Graça, M.; Alvarelhão, J.; Costa, R.; Fernandes, R.J.; Ribeiro, A.; Daly, D.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2020). Immediate effects of aquatic therapy on balance in older adults with upper limb dysfunction: an exploratory study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 17, 9434: 1-11.
  146. Gonjo, T.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Sanders, R. (2021). Body roll amplitude and timing in backstroke swimming and their differences from front crawl at the same swimming intensities? Scientific Reports, 11: 824.
  147. Ferreira, S.; Carvalho, D.D.; Cardoso, R.; Rios, M.; Soares, S.; Vilas-Boas, J.P.; Toubekis, T.; Fernandes, R.J. (2021). Young swimmers’ middle-distance performance variation within a training season. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 18, 1010: 1-10.
  148. De Jesus, K.; De Jesus, K.; Gonçalves, P.; Vasconcelos, M.O.; Medeiros, A.I.A.; Carvalho, D.A.D.; Fernandes, R.J.; Vilas-Boas, J.P. (2021). Lateral kinetic proficiency and asymmetry in backstroke start performed with horizontal and vertical handgrips. Sports Biomech, 20 (1): 71-85.

 

Financed research projects

Funding entity: EXPL/DTP-DES/2481/2013

  • Project title: Energy cost in swimming: characterization and relationship with other relevant bioenergetical and biomechanical performance determinants.

Funding entity: PTDC/DES/101224/2008 (FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-009577)

  • Project title: Metaheuristics of the natural computing applied to biomechanics of competitive swimming starts and turns (Metaheurísticas da computação natural aplicadas à biomecânica das partidas e viragens em natação competitiva). 2016-2017.

Funding entity: FCT e CAPES (EXPL/DTP-DES/2481/2013).

  • Project title: UNI+i – Cross-border cooperation between North of Portugal and Castile and Leon to promote innovative entrepreneurship and competitiveness. 2017-2019.

Funding entity: POCTEP, FEDER, UE (POCTEP; 0050_UNI_PLUS_I_2_P).

  • Project title: In search of excellence in sport: a mixed-longitudinal study in young athlete. Em busca da excelência no desporto: um estudo longitudinal-misto em jovens atletas. 2016-2020.

Funding entity: Portuguese Olympic Committee.

  • Project title: TexBoost – Less Commodities more Specialities. 2017-2020.

Funding entity: Compete2020 FEDER, UE (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-024523).

  • Project title: 2019-2021.

Funding entity: Compete2020 FEDER, UE (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-039918).

Editorial activity

  • Editor in chief of the Portuguese Journal of Sport Sciences
  • Associate Editor of the Frontiers in Sports and Active Living
  • Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health