Lucas joined the Centre for Journalology in 2018 as a visiting fellow and is now a permanent member of the group. He is involved in projects related to science reproducibility, data-sharing, and journal reproducibility policies in biomedical literature, as well as projects related to predatory journals. He is also involved in the development of the PRISMA Extension for Rapid Reviews (PRISMA-RR). He is a member of the Canadian EQUATOR Centre, the Bias Methods Group of the Cochrane Collaboration, and he is a junior scientific editor. Lucas has a keen interest in meta-research, primarily science reproducibility, reporting guidelines and the avoidable waste in research, as well as education initiatives for stakeholders and predatory journals. As a junior editor, he intends to disseminate the core competencies for scientific editors in biomedical journals.
He holds a Master in Human Movement Sciences (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil) and BBSc (Hons) in Applied Sciences, Human Movement Sciences (Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Brazil). He is currently a PhD Candidate in Cardiology at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), supported by the Brazilian government as a full-time researcher. He has a background in clinical epidemiology and knowledge synthesis of interventions. In the past, he was involved in systematic reviews for health technology assessment for the Brazilian Ministry of Health. The majority of his past production was focused in non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments for cardiovascular diseases.