Groups and collaborations

Research Center & Groups


I participate in the Research Group Behaviour, Emotion and Cognition (BEC), one of the four groups of the Research Centre for Social Research and Intervention (CIS-IUL) 

BEC - Behaviour, Emotion & Cognition

Colleagues / Integrated Researchers from CIS-IUL with whom I have published, collaborated in research projects and/or supervised thesis/dissertations:

--> In the "Behaviour, Emotion and Cognition" group: César Lima, Elisabeth Collins

--> in the "Community, Education, and Development" group: Cecília Aguiar, Lígia Monteiro, Joana Alexandre, Susana Fonseca

--> in the "Health For All" group: Luísa Lima, Carla Moleiro

--> in the "Psychange: Psychology of societal change" Group: Ana Guinote, Beate Seibt, Thomas Shubert

Associate Laboratory @ Iscte


The Sociodigital Lab for Public Policy is an alliance between CIS-Iscte, CIES-Iscte, BRU-Iscte, CEI-Iscte, Dinâmia’CET-Iscte, and ISTAR-Iscte. It combines research in social sciences and digital technologies, within the scope of public policies, with the aim of providing integrated solutions for the transference of knowledge to society, organizations, companies, and public administration.

Colleagues / Integrated Researchers from Iscte-Iul (outside CIS-IUL) with whom I have published, and/ or collaborated in research projects:

--> Octavian Postolache, Henrique Duarte, Luís Nunes


the Iscte Health creates an interdisciplinary space of health research, where researchers from different disciplinary areas meet. A routine of meetings and discussion explores the research links between various areas. 

The research produced at Iscte in the field of health is framed within a Societal Health approach that emphasizes citizens' perspectives on health and disease.

New Health 

People 2030

Development, capacity-building and education for all in the health sector

Societal health Scientific Hub SH2

Interdisciplinary space for applied health research

Internacional landscape

Expanding scope of research into Healthcare Systems and Management


Communication and interaction actions, through its website and IT (Online), conferences, and scientific performances (On Stage) and via social networks (OnYou).


Kama Muta lab is a research group studying the sudden feeling of oneness — of love, belonging, or union — with an individual person, a family, a team, a nation, nature, the cosmos, God, or a kitten. It is also often labeled as "being moved" or touched".

This group is coordinated by Thomas Schubert and Beate Seibt, from the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, and Alan P. Fiske from the University of California, Los Angeles. Janis Zickfeld, with whom I also collaborated, has conducted his Ph.D. on this research topic, and two of my former Master's students have developed their dissertations in this line of research. Several more members are involved in this international project.. 

Mapping scientific collaboration network 


The map below provides a global view of colleagues' professional affiliations with whom I collaborated: either in publications in joint authorship, consortia in project submissions, and/or projects awarded with grant support.