Gillian Moreira is Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. She holds a Masters in Education and a Doctorate in Culture from this university, having specialised in the cultural relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom, and she teaches in the area of Cultural and Intercultural Studies at the Department of Languages and Cultures.
She is a researcher at the Centre for Languages, Literatures and Cultures at UA and her research has focussed on language education and language policies, interculturality and identity issues, and intercultural competence in contexts of personal and professional mobility. She has participated in conferences and published on these themes, and been involved in national and international projects related to English Language education, the development of plurilingual and intercultural competences and quality enhancement in higher education.
She was pro-Rector at the University of Aveiro (2010 – 2018) with responsibility for the evaluation and accreditation of the study programmes and the enhancement of the teaching and learning experience of students at UA.