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Francisco Fardilha

Doctoral Researcher and Associate Fellow, University of Stirling

I am a Doctoral researcher in Sport Studies and Associate Fellow at the University of Stirling, Scotland. My research interests gravitate around the study of creativity and talent development in association football using a bio-psycho-social-cultural lens.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Journalism (University of Porto, Portugal), an MA in Scriptwriting (Portuguese Catholic University) and an MSc in Sports Coaching (University of Stirling, UK).
I hold a UEFA B Futsal coaching license.


  • –present
    Doctoral Researcher & Associate Fellow, University of Stirling


  • 2016 
    University of Stirling, MSc Sports Coaching
  • 2011 
    Portuguese Catholic University, MA Cinema and Scriptwriting
  • 2008 
    University of Porto, BA Journalism