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I graduated in Psychology (clinical field) in 1996, completed a master’s degree in Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology in 2000, and earned a Ph.D. in Social and Organizational in 2006. I obtained my Habilitation (2020), also in the scientific field of Psychology.

Currently, I hold a tenure-track Faculty position at Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon as Associate Professor, where I teach and conduct research at the Center of Research and Social Intervention (CIS-IUL). 

As a psychologist, I am certified by the Ordem dos Psicólogos Portuguesa (OPP) as a Specialist in two of the three core areas of Psychology: "Clinical and Health Psychology" and "Work, Social and Organizational Psychology", and hold a European Certificate in Psychology from EuroPsy, as well as an advanced specialization “Neuropsychology”.


My main research area has been the study of socio-affective and cognitive processes, often employing a multi-method approach, including assessing subjective, behavioral, and physiological responses within a social context. I focus on the psychological processes and their implications in social, health, and educational contexts, often involving interdisciplinary research teams.

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. In the 'PERSONAL INTERESTS' section of my profile, you will find a collection of my amateur photographs.

I have other interests though, but... it's too personal ... 

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