PhD in Tourism and Leisure from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain) and PhD in History from the University of Porto; Associate Professor at the University of Maia (ISMAI), of which he was Vice-Rector (2014- July 2021). He is coordinator of the Master in Tourism PD and of the Degree in Tourism of the Department of Business Sciences of the same university. He is co-Editor-in-chief of PASOS. Journal of Tourism and cultural Heritage (Web of Science – JCR Journal Citation Report). He works in the area of Social Sciences with emphasis on Other Social Sciences, whose most frequent topics are: tourism, governance, Douro, wine tourism, cultural tourism, cultural heritage.

Main Publications:
Gonçalves, E.; Guerra, R.; Figueiredo, V. (2021). Cooperation networks in tourism and hospitality: An analysis applied to health and wellness tourism product in Portugal. In Leitão, J.; Ratten, V.; Braga, V. (eds.), Tourism innovation in Spain and Portugal. Dordrech: SPRINGER. eBook ISBN 978-3-030-80733-7 ISBN 978-3-030-80732-0 Series ISSN 2510-4993 DOI: http://10.1007/978-3-030-80733-7 Indexação SCOPUS
Ribeiro, L.; Gonçalves, E.; Guerra, R. (2020). The importance of qualification of the human resources in tourism: a study applied to travel agents in Portugal. PASOS. Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural,18 (4): 667-682. Indexação Web of Science – JCR Journal Citation Reports.
Gonçalves, E.; Maduro, A. (2016). Complementarity and interaction of tourist services in an excellent wine tourism destination: the Douro Valley (Portugal). In Perez-Ortiz, M.; Rio Rama, C.; Rueda-Armengot, C. (eds.), Wine and Tourism: A strategic segment for sustainable economic development. Dordrech: SPRINGER, 123-132. Print: ISBN 978-3-319-18856-0 Online: ISBN 978-3-319-18857-7 SCOPUS 2-s2.0-85006765640
Martins, H. Silva, C.; Gonçalves, E. (2021). A importância da marca no turismo: o caso da entidade regional do Turismo do Porto e Norte de Portugal. PASOS, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Heritage, 19 (4): 753-762. indexação Web of Science – JCR Journal Citation Reports.
Guerra, R.; Gonçalves, E. & Figueiredo, V. (2021). Managing partnerships between tourism and hospitality stakeholders: The case of health and wellness products in Portugal. In Brandão, Breda, Costa & Costa (eds.). Role of tourism in achieving the sustainable development goals (Vol. 1, Chap. 19, pp. 313-324). Hershey, Pennsylvania (USA): IGI GLOBAL.

Main Projects:
Diretor do proj, DOUROINTOUR: Proj. Nº Norte-02-0169-FEDER – Financiamento ON.2 – FEDER – União Europeia; Orçamento: 237 000 €.
2017-2018 – Coordenador da Ação do projeto: Aldeias com Vida / Carta de Boas Práticas para o Turismo, NORTE-02-0752-FEDER-000009, Orç. glob. 1,2 M €; Orçamento da Ação: 86 000 €.
2015-2019: Membro da Comissão e Relator da Candidatura do Bom Jesus a Património Mundial (UNESCO) Bem classificado pela UNESCO Património Mundial (Bakou, Azerbeïdjan, em 8 de julho de 2019).
2021-… IR do Projeto Optimal design of a governance model in a tourism system. PTDC/GES-OUT/3394/2021; FCT; Budg: 249,949 € (awaiting decision).