Welcome to DLCRE




Bishop Domingos Lam Centre for Research in Education is pleased to welcome Professor Alexandre Lobo as a research member of the Centre.

Associate Professor at University of Saint Joseph, Macau, SAR China, Professor Alexandre Lobo received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the Federal University of Ceará and Technische Universität München, Germany (2010). After a PostDoctorate and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leicester – UK he has dedicated his life to research and teaching.

Prof. Lobo holds the posts as IEEE Member and the Director of Education of APECOF – Forensics Computing Specialists Association in Brazil. He has more than 100 publications in international journals, conferences, public lectures, keynote speeches, etc. on topics like Project Management, Artificial Intelligence, Bioengineering and applied Computer Science, focusing on signal processing. His interest of research is on the fields of neuroscience applied to education, neuroeconomics, neuromarketing, data sciences, signal analysis, biofeedback, computational and artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning, mathematical transforms, nonlinear analysis of time series, quantum finance.



Welcome to the Bishop Lam Centre for Research in Education (DLCRE), which is part of the School of Education at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ).  The Centre named after Don Domingos Lam Ka Tseung (澳門林家駿主教), Bishop Emeritus of Macau, opened its operational research work in June 29, 2019.

USJ’s mission emphasizes teaching, learning and research in nurturing a community committed to whole person development and a caring, ethically responsible, economically, socially and environmentally sustainable society in Macao and beyond.  In this spirit, the Centre seeks to improve education for the good of society by promoting rigorous research, scholarly enquiry, evaluation of, and reflection on education, by disseminating research findings and their practical implications and applications, and by research training by:

  • Encouraging an active community of educational researchers, policy makers, managers, practitioners and educationists;
  • Linking with other educational research groups in Asia and beyond;
  • Conducting discussion, debate and open enquiry about educational issues, methodologies of research and theory development in education;
  • Providing support for research training and the development of high quality research;
  • Disseminating the results of research through many channels;
  • Acting as a resource for educational research findings and their dissemination;
  • Linking research and educational practice, policy making and action;
  • Publishing, disseminating, collecting, supporting and promoting educational research;
  • Undertaking commissioned, funded and non-commissioned research; and
  • Enabling educational research to inform decision making in Macao.

The DLCRE aims to create a world-class research environment and community that attracts the best researchers to conduct multi-disciplinary practice-oriented research, engage on knowledge exchange, assist the Diocese of Macau to support the work of the Catholics schools and collaborate with other higher education, and research institutions to explore forward-looking and innovative approaches to education within the strands areas of: Inclusive Education; Catholic Education; Leadership and Management; Early Years; ICT in Education; Curriculum and Pedagogy; Education and Society; Education and Wellbeing.



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