Rui Gaspar has a PhD in Psychology, specialization in Social Psychology from the University of Lisbon. He is Coordinator of the Degree in Psychology since February 2020 and of the post-grad course in Public Health Communication since February 2019. Board member and Principal Investigator at the Catolica Research Centre for Psychological, Family & Social Wellbeing (CRC-W). He is President of the Society for Risk Analysis – Europe (SRA-E) and scientific committee member - “Risk Communication” panel - at the Portuguese Food Safety & Economic Authority and was member of the Behavioural Sciences Task Force to fight COVID-19, nominated by the Portuguese government. He is Associate Editor of Human Behaviour & Emerging Technologies (Wiley). His research focuses on Emerging Risks Perception, Risk Communication and Crisis Communication, and Information and Communication Technologies use. In 2017 he received the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Presidential Merit Award.