Communication Sciences (Phd)

Elsa Caetano is an Instructional Designer at NOVA Doctoral School and a PhD student in Communication Sciences at FCSH/NOVA. She has a bachelor degree in Communication Sciences from FCSH/NOVA and attended the master’s degree in Cinema Studies at ULHT. After a degree in Nursing at ESSLeiria, she worked almost five years in Mental Care institutions (Hospital Miguel Bombarda and Hospital Júlio de Matos) where she developed communication and storytelling skills related to personal narrative and stigma.

She extended the communication and narrative skills in different platforms and formats when she worked as a Researcher at CITI (Interactive Technology Research Center at FCSH/NOVA). Besides writing, she developed audiovisual contents (video, animation) to e-learning web2.0 platforms, websites, interactive books and webtv. After participating in ESSEMBLE (MEDIA Program) as a student, she was invited to work with International Projects at the Cinema and Multimedia Department of ULHT; mainly in ESSEMBLE program (in partnership with Hogeschool Sint-Lukas Brussel and ifs – internationale filmschule köln) and in the implementation of the first edition of DOCNOMADS Erasmus Mundus Master Course (in partnership with Hogeschool Sint-Lukas Brussel and SZFE – University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest).