Paediatrician, MD and PhD student, Medical Assessor at INFARMED, Clinician at Centro Hospitalar do Oeste (CHO) since November 2012 Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca, EPE (Hospital Amadora-Sintra) from 2003 to 2012; PhD Student in Tropical Medicine/Paediatric Tropical Medicine since 2013; Portuguese Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT) Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL); Medical Assessor and Member of the National Expert Committee on Human Medicines Evaluation (CAM) of INFARMED - National Authority of Medicines and Health Products, I.P. (Portugal) since 2003; Competence in Pharmaceutical Medicine certificated by the Portuguese Medical Council: Ordem dos Médicos (OM) in 2013; Post-graduation in Tropical Medicine from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in 2010; Experience as a paediatrician in a tropical field (São Tomé e Príncipe, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Guiné-Bissau) since 2008; Honorary specialist registrar in University College London Hospital – UCLH, London (United Kingdom) in the Adolescent Unit in 2011; Executive Secretary of the Portuguese Social Paediatric Subcommittee since 2013
Paediatric Hospital Assistant at Coimbra Paediatric Hospital-CHUC. Member of NHACJR. Responsible for the Consultation of Children at Risk, also works in the General Paediatric Consultation. Paediatrician Consultant of the Functional Coordination Unit of the Paediatrics Hospital.
Clinical Psychologist at the Child and Adolescence Behaviour and Development Unit at Hospital da Luz (Since January 2007). Psychology Assistant at the Department of Pediatrics of Hospital Fernando Fonseca, Amadora (2002 - 2009). Main Psychology Assistant at the Department of Pediatrics of Hospital Fernando Fonseca, Amadora (since 2009). Postgraduate Course in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents and Family at the Portuguese Association of Behavior Therapy and Cognitva (since 2009). Diploma of Postgraduate Studies in Health Psychology, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (2002 - 2004). Founding Member of the Support Center for Children and Youth at Risk in the Hospital Fernando Fonseca, Amadora (since 2006). Trainer in the area of preparation for birth (since 2003) and ill-treatment (since 2006) at the Hospital Fernando Fonseca, Lisbon. Filipa Pancada Fonseca has collaborated in several research projects in the field of maternal and child health, one of which was awarded the BIAL prize of Clinical Medicine (2006).
Bachelor (1998), Master (2004) and PhD (2013) in Sociology by the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. Is a Professor at the Cooperativa de Ensino Superior de Serviço Social/Higher Institute of Social Work of Porto (CESSS/ISSSP), since 2002, where teaches in Social Work and Social Gerontology Degrees and in Social Intervention in Children and Youth at Risk of Exclusion Master. Since 2014 is also Invited Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology of Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. It is Integrated Researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Porto, since 2004. Her research interests focus on Urban Sociology, particularly in the problem of fight for the right to the city and housing, in gentrification processes and social mixing and poverty and social exclusion of socially disadvantaged groups.
Speech therapist and professor of higher education (Technology School of Health of OPorto, School of Health, University of Aveiro, and in collaboration, School of Health, University of Algarve and School of Health, Coimbra). Isabel Monteiro's interests are mainly focused in the field of communication disorders in children with hearing loss and their families and in a very incisive way in the development track that is early intervention.
Professora e Investigadora em Sociologia
Professora e Investigadora em Sociologia
Sociologist. Professor at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (FLUP), the same institution where she was granted her Ph.D in Sociology. Researcher in the Institute of Sociology of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (ISFLUP). Adjunct Professor at the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR). In the last few years has extensive work published around the thematic of music in general and rock music in particular, paving the way for a new interpretative paradigm of the Portuguese contemporaneity.
Nutritionist Adjunct Professor
Nutritionist Adjunct Professor
Raquel Leitão has a Ph.D. in Child Studies - Child Health specialization, from University of Minho. Before that, she graduated in Nutrition Science and obtained a Master’s degree in Quality Control - Water and Food speciality, both from the University of Porto. She works full time as Adjunct Professor at Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (IPVC) where she started her professional activity in 1999 at College of Education (ESE-IPVC), also at College of Health (ESS-IPVC), since 2003, and at School of Sport and Leisure (ESDL-IPVC), since 2010. She is member of the Nutritionists Order (1788N) and has been involved in research projects funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT). She has served as Editor for the Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics section of Open Medicine and continues to serve as reviewer for several international journals. In 2018 she was apointed as head of the Master of Pre-School Education and of the Post-graduate Course in Education, Science and Local Heritage at ESE-IPVC.
Leitão, R. B. (2018). Diet and physical activity as a universal foundation for childhood development and lifelong health. Society Register 2(2): 131–148. DOI: 10.14746/sr.2018.2.2.07
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Sérgio Hugo Costa Araújo. Concluded the European perspectives on social inclusion by the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto in 2010. He currently is a professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. Published 2 book chapters and 2 books. Has 172 items of technical production. Participated in 32 events abroad. Between 2000 and 2014, he participated in 18 research projects, coordinating 2 of them. He is currently taking part in 1 research project. He develops his work in the fields of Social Sciences with an emphasis in Other Social Sciences, Psychology e Educational Sciences. In his professional activities he interacted with 9 collaborators while coauthoring scientific work.
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