Vânia S. Pinto
Vânia Pinto has a Degree in Psychological Sciences and a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology, from ISPA - University Institute, in Portugal. She has also completed Postgraduate programmes on “Protection of Minors”, at the Faculty of Law - University of Coimbra, and on “Data Analysis in the Social Science”, at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, both in Portugal. She is currently a DPhil Candidate in Education at the Rees Centre, Department of Education, University of Oxford, conducting research in the field of placement success.
She is also a Clinical Psychologist, as well as a research collaborator at the InEd-Center for Research and Innovation in Education, School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, and a Board member of various networks, such as: the EUSARF Academy, the Oxford Children's Rights Network , and the Centro de Estudos Comparados da Criança em Família. She has several publications in the field of child protection systems, decision-making processes, foster care, and indicators of placement success.