Sara Soares has a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Algarve. In 2013 concluded her master in Pharmaceutical Medicine at the University of Aveiro. Sara was a research fellow in the European project Lifepath - Lifecourse biological pathways underlying social differences in healthy ageing, and in a project that assessed the influence of hygrothermal conditions on quality of life in social housing, a collaboration of the Institute of Public Health and the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. As a research fellow has also, worked at Centre for Cell Biology of University of Aveiro, on a project that intended to identify the attitudes and knowledge of health professionals, through an educational intervention to improve the use of antibiotics. The work developed in research projects as well as the master thesis resulted in several (co) authored publications in international journals and oral and panel presentations in both national and international conferences.
Sara is currently a PhD student in Public Health and she was awarded a scholarship grant to conduct her research. Her research interest is related to the consequences of social adverse experiences in early life.