Joaquim Soares is professor in psychology and public health (Mid Sweden University). He is presently involved in research about the abuse of elder persons, men's health and psychosocial factors related to chronic conditions (e.g. pain). Supervisor/co-supervisor of 12 PhD students. He has published ove100 peer-reviewed papers in areas as abuse, pain, women's health and psychophysiology. Reviewer and member of editorial board of several scientific journals (e.g. European Journal of Pain). He awarded a large number of research grants, including from the European Union. He was associated professor at Karolinska and Uppsala University.