Researcher from ISPUP at Programme Sociedade Civil da RTP2
Andreia de Castro Rodrigues was born in 1978 and has a graduation degree, a master and a PhD in Psychology. Her career has been marked by different experiences both of practice and research, from Community intervention in problematic territories (Programa Escolhas and ADILO) and/or with social excluded individuals (Project “Porto Feliz” and Project " Saúde em Cadeia: Programa de promoção da literacia em saúde entre pares em contexto penitenciário"), to the participation in funded research or research-action projects (including the FCT and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation). She has several publications in scientific journals and in textbooks, as well as presentations at scientific meetings. She also has teaching experience in higher education, and is currently a part time Assistant Professor at Lusíada University, as well as several hundred hours of training in various topics tangential to Psychology. Currently she collaborates with the ISPUP in the coordination of the self-evaluation process for (national and international) accreditation of the postgraduation cycles of study developed in this institution, as well as in processes of pedagogical supervision and quality monitoring.
Elisabete Ramos was born in 1972, in Angola. She graduated in Nutrition, by the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences of the University of Porto, in 1997. At the University of Porto Medical School, she completed in 2001 a Master in Public Health, with a specialization in Epidemiology, and in 2006 a PhD in Public Health. She has been a Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Porto since 2007, and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Master in Health Education. She has developed research in national and international projects mostly on the study of behavioral determinants of health, namely those related to obesity. Specifically, she has focused her research on the determinants of prevalence and incidence of obesity, and on the dynamics of obesity between adolescence and adulthood. She has also studied the role of body fat distribution on the incidence of cardio-metabolic risk and the role of systemic inflammation as a mediator of the effects of adiposity. Regarding the study of behavioral risk factors, she has devoted particular attention to dietary factors. Approximately 60 scientific publications in international journals were achieved as a result of her scientific career.
Sofia Vilela is a PhD student in Public Health at the University of Porto Medical School, with a grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Ref. SFRH/BD/92389/2013). She graduated in Nutrition and Food Science by the University of Porto in 2009. In 2013 she obtained the master degree in Epidemiology (FMUP) with the thesis “Determinants of high energy-dense food consumption among preschool children”. She develops her research work at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, since 2010, integrating the Nutrition and Obesity Epidemiology research group (EPIUnit). Currently, she is a Member of the National Consortium for development of the National Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (Portugal). Her main research interests are related with factors that influence dietary behaviours throughout childhood, assessment of food and nutrition intake in both children and adults and validation of age-specific dietary tools.
Ana Isabel Ribeiro
Ana Isabel Ribeiro was born in Porto in 1988. In 2008, she finished a BS in Geography, in 2010 a Master in Public Health, and in 2016 a PhD in Public Health at University of Porto with a grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (SFRH/BD/82529/2011).
She is currently a Researcher based at the Institute of Public Health of University of Porto working in the international project ‘Life-course biological pathways underlying social differences in healthy ageing (LIFEPATH)’ led by Imperial College of London and funded by the European Commission through Horizon 2020. She is also a member of the Department of Health and Society and of the research group on Social Epidemiology (EPIUnit).
She is particularly interested in understanding how the place of residence shapes individuals’ health and in evaluating the socioeconomic and environmental inequalities in health and health-related behaviours.
Since 2014 she has also been teaching the curricular units of Demography and Geographical Information Systems in the graduation programmes promoted by the Institute of Public Health and by the Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto.
Catarina Durão studied Nutrition Sciences at the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences of the University of Porto. In 2004, she received her MSc in Food Technology at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Nova University of Lisbon and, in 2016, she concluded the PhD in Public Health at the University of Porto Medical School.
In 1993 she moved to Macau where she was a trainee at the Technical Unit of Hygiene of the Technical Unit of Epidemiologic Surveillance and at Macau’s Primary Care Health Services, and worked as guest lecturer at the Polytechnic Institute of Macau (1995-98). After her return to Portugal, she extended her teaching experience as invited assistant lecturer at Jean Piaget’s Institute and at the Atlantic University. She also worked has clinical nutritionist in several private clinics and was Medical Advisor at Nestlé Nutrition from 2007 until 2010.
Currently, she is a researcher at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, and she is a member of the Research Group on Nutritional Epidemiology and Obesity of the Epidemiology Research Unit (EPIUnit), where she develops research focused on determinants of dietary habits, overweight and obesity during early childhood.