Rui Sousa Damas is a PhD student in human kinetics with a focus on rehabilitation at the Laboratory of Expertise in Sport (SpertLab), Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa (FMH, ULisboa), where he is developing a research on “Factors influencing participation of people with disability in sport and physical education” supervised by Professor Leonor Moniz-Pereira and Professor António Rosado.
He holds a Master in High Performance Training (2012) with the study “Patterns of visual search in basketball coaches” and a degree in Sport Science – Physical Education (2009) (all from FMH, ULisboa). Since 2010 he teaches as Invited Assistant (Profesor) “Adapted Physical Activity” and “Inclusion Strategies in Physical Education” in Sports Science degree and Masters in Education in Physical Education Teaching Basic and Secondary, respectively. He has particular interest in study: participation of people with disability in physical activity, physical education and sports; Physical education teacher’s self- efficacy in inclusion students with disabilities; performance in goalball; and reverse inclusion. Since 2010 he started to collaborate in the development of Goalball in Portugal as a Sport Coordinator, International Referee and Coach.