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1996 - Graduation in Psychology (clinical field), 5 years, pre-Bolonha) 

Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (ISPA)

2000 - Master’s degree in Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology

Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (ISPA) 

2006 - Ph.D. in Social and Organizational Psychology.

Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon (Iscte)

2020 - Habilitation in Psychology.

Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon (Iscte)


Currently: Associate Professor at Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon 


Certified by the Order of Portuguese Psychologists (Ordem dos Psicólogos Portuguesa) & the EuroPsy (European Certification System for Psychologists, established by the European Federation of Psychologists Associations) as Psychologist and...

  • Specialist in Clinical and Health Psychology

  • Specialist in Work, Social and Organizational Psychology

  • Advanced specialization in Neuropsychology


Senior researcher at the Center of Research and Social Intervention


My main research area has been the study of socio-affective processes, often employing a multi-method approach, including assessing subjective, behavioral, and physiological responses in human social interactions. 

I investigate the impact of various social interventions and the use of tools (e.g., multimedia applications, board games, videos, media campaigns, social robots) designed to enhance well-being and prosocial behaviors in social, health, and educational contexts. The aim is to explore how these tools can be tailored to meet the needs of specific groups, encompassing different ages and socio-economic backgrounds. 

My projects typically involve multidisciplinary teams, although predominantly from computer science. More recently, I have contributed to meta-science, aiming to enhance scientific practices, by collaborating with international research teams to ensure more robust, transparent, and reproducible research. 

More details about my academic activity are displayed in the other sections.  


Beyond my professional life, I have a deep passion for music and find great joy in photography. I have other interests though, but... it's too personal ... 

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