Olívia Pestana is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto, since 2013, in the Department of Communication and Information Sciences. She is also a researcher at CITCEM - Transdisciplinary Culture, Space and Memory Research Centre and collaborates at the Centre of Linguistics of the University of Porto. Before working exclusively in academia, she worked as a senior manager in the health sector.
She holds a PhD in Information and Communication in Digital Platforms from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto in partnership with the University of Aveiro (2011). She also holds a Master in Information Management from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (2006), a Specialisation Diploma in Documentation Sciences from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra (1996), and a BA in Modern Languages and Literature from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (1992).
Former director of the Bachelor of Arts in Information Science (2014-2019) and member of the board of the R&D Centre CETAC.MEDIA (2012-2016).
She is a member of the Teaching Standards Committee of FLUP (2019 -...) a member of the Scientific Committees of the Master in Information Science (2015 -...) and of the Master in History and Heritage (2014 -...) and a member of the Follow-up Committee of the Bachelor of Arts in Information Science (2019 -...).
Her current interests are in knowledge organisation systems, content analysis and subject indexing in various domains. Her interests are also in graduate and post-graduate education in Information Science, especially in information and knowledge organisation.
Olívia Pestana is a member of the Standing Committee Subject Analysis and Access
and Country Representative
at the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T
Áreas de Interesse
- Humanities > Information science