Sandra Pinto da Silva received a Masters’ degree in Clinical and Health Psychology (Clinical Geropsychology) from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (2009) and completed a postgraduate course on Social Economy at the Faculty of Economy (2011), both from the University of Coimbra.
Currently, is a PhD student in Public Health, integrating the Health and Society Department and the research group on Social Epidemiology of the EPIUnit - Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto.
Is interested on conducting responsible research and innovation to improve population health and well-being, through:
1) Public engagement and mixed-methods research to address the ethical, legal and social aspects of health technologies, promoting a people-centred approach to health care and research;
2) Public engagement in the definition and implementation of health promotion strategies to, considering an integrative approach to health and social care, effectively tackle health inequalities within communities.