Researcher from ISPUP at Programme Sociedade Civil da RTP2
Ana Henriques obtained her Master degree in Psychology (Clinical and Health) with the thesis “Design, implementation and evaluation of an intervention program in a group of obese patients after placement of gastric band”. Between 2009 and 2010, she was a research fellow at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Predictive Medicine and Public Health when she gained field work experience in population-based cohorts.
She is a Doctor in Public Health since July 2015 when she finished her PhD thesis entitled "A biopsychosocial approach to the interrelation between reproduction and excessive weight in women". Her research interests are women's health, the epidemiology of obesity and weight management and psicossocial variables, such body image satisfaction.
Joana Pais was born in Espinho, Portugal, in 1976. She was graduated in Psychology at the University of Porto in 1999. In 2010 completed a PhD in Psychology with the theme "Cognitive plasticity in normal and pathological aging ". Researcher in several scientific projects focused on the diagnosis and intervention with people with brain damage (dementia, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, among other conditions). Co-author of books relating to cognitive training - "Cognitive stimulation in Alzheimer's disease" (volumes I and II), "COGWEB® Weekly Notebooks" (volumes I, II, III and IV), "COGWEB® Monthly Notebooks" (levels 1, 2 and 3, volumes I, II, III and IV), "COGWEB® Agenda" and "COGWEB® Art" - and several articles published in national and international journals. She was head of the Neuropsychology Laboratory of the Neurology Department of Centro Hospitalar de Entre Douro e Vouga, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, between 2000 and 2014. In 2011 co-founded Neuroinova, a company dedicated to the research and development of technologies in the area cognitive rehabilitation such as COGWEB®, Brain on TRACK® and CACAO®. She is currently head of the Department for Innovation in Neuropsychology of Neuroinova and coordinates the Department of Neuropsychology of COGWEB CLINIC.
Shirin Shahriari holds a BSc in Statistics from Allameh Tabatabai university and an MSc in Statistics from Azad university, Tehran North branch, both in Iran. She finished her Ph.D. in applied mathematics (in the area of statistics) with the thesis “Variable selection in linear regression models with large number of predictors“ at the university of Minho (Dec. 2014). During 2010-2014, she was a research fellow at the centre of mathematics (CMAT), department of mathematics, university of Minho. She was also a research fellow at the centre for research & development in mathematics and applications (CIDMA), department of mathematics, university of Aveiro. She was awarded the best poster award at joint meeting of y-BIS–International Young Business and Industrial Statisticians and JSPE in 2012. She was a visiting scholar at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Belgium (Jan. 2014 - Apr. 2014).
Currently, she is a post-doctoral researcher at the ISPUP and her research involves analysing large amounts of clinical data for statistical modelling.
Manuel Sobral Torres
Jurista, quadro dirigente da Administração Pública aposentado, com pós-graduação em Administração de Instituições de Ensino Superior.
Licenciado em Direito pela Universidade de Coimbra (1974), concluiu, em Janeiro de 1977, o estágio à Advocacia, que exerceu até 1986.
Foi docente do ensino secundário (1973 a 1981) e professor de Sociologia da Escola de Enfermagem D. Ana Guedes (1976 a 1994).
Desde 1981 até à aposentação, em 2011, foi Assessor jurídico e Secretário da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto.
Habilitado com o "Curso de Especialização em Administração de Instituições de Ensino Superior" (1990-92), ministrado na Universidade do Minho, em cooperação com a Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brasil).