Luís Miguel Neto is a professor at Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (School of Social and Political Sciences), University of Lisbon, where he is the scientific coordinator of the Executive Master of Applied Positive Psychology and member of the research Center for Administration and Public Policies. He has received his EdD in Family Therapy from the University of Massachusetts, and got a post-graduate degree on Systemic Family Therapy from Sevilla University in Spain. At Lisbon University he was responsible, during ten years, for a Family and Individual Outpatient Clinic that served the community on a free-of-charge basis and was a training center in Solutions-Oriented Brief Psychotherapy. He has collaborated with other Universities in Portugal and abroad, such as Free University of Brussels, Salamanca University, North-West University in South Africa and Valladolid University in Spain. He was an External Examiner for Luton University in the UK for five years. He has published in scientific journals, nationally and internationally, and co-authored 5 books on psychology for the general public.
He is a co-founder, vice-president and member of the Scientific Committee of the Portuguese Association on Positive Psychology (APPEIP) and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA). He was a pioneer in introducing Positive Psychology, Appreciative Inquiry, and Solution Focus Approaches in Portugal, applying them to an array of areas of research and intervention. He co-organized the 1st Positive Psychology Conference in Portugal, on the theme of Positive Nations. He has published in scientific journals, and co-authored 5 books on positive psychology for the general public. He co-edited a book on Positive Nations and Communities (Springer). He has a frequent presence in the Portuguese media.