Maria João AlvesResearcher, Psychologist and teacher at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto. Invited assistant at the IUCS - CESPU. Founding and Board Member of SPECAN - Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo da Criança Abusada e Negligenciada. Topic Editor of "Forensic Sciences" scienfic journal, MDPI (Psychology area). Volunteer and probono psychologist in ONGs focused on family support and empowerment.
Senior technician and lecturer at the Faculdade de Medicina of the Universidade do Porto (FMUP). Researcher at Laboratory for Integrative and Translational Research in Population and Health, FMUP. Invited assistant at the IUCS - CESPU, and Law School of Catholic University since 2016. Post-graduated and Master in Forensic Sciences. Certified training in Gender Equality and in Parent Group Leadership. Currently, PhD student at Universidade de Murcia, Spain.