Manuel José Damásio holds a Ph.D in Media studies by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a tenure by Universidade do Minho.
He is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Film and Media Arts Department at Lusófona University.
He holds a vast experience in consulting and production concerning several areas of the field of audiovisual and multimedia production. He is the author of several papers and chapters in international peer-reviewed publications and was the principal investigator in numerous international R&D projects. He is the chair of GEECT – the European association of film and media schools and a member of the board of CILECT - International association of film and media schools. He is the coordinator of FilmEU.