João Vasconcelos is graduated is a physical geography with a Master on Land Management and Environmental Planning. He concluded his PhD in Environment from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology from the New University of Lisbon.
João is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Tourism and Maritime Technology - Institute Polytechnic of Leiria, lecturing subjects related to Environment, Natural Heritage, Geography of tourism, Geography of Portugal, Tourism and sustainable development and GIS.
He was the head Coordinator of the Tourism Research Group (GITUR) from the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria from 2013-2016.
He was Executive –director of the European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation.
João is currently a full researcher from the Center for Geographical Studies of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon (CEG/IGOT).