Filipa Teixeira completed a PhD in Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology and Science Education of the University of Porto (2015) and the Integrated Master's Degree in Health Psychology, in 2009, at the University of Minho. Her PhD project aimed to explore and characterize the beliefs, attitudes and practices of healthcare professionals about obesity and obese people, in primary healthcare setting, using a mixed method design.
She was a Research Fellow at the Research Center for Psychology (CIPsi) of the University of Minho, collaborating in projects that crossed the fields of Health Psychology and Psychology of Justice Psychology (e.g.: studies about the health of women inmate). Subsequently, she was a FCT post-doctoral researcher at ISCTE-IUL, in a research project that studied chronic pain and social inequalities and its impact on healthcare professionals’ practices.
She is currently a PhD Researcher at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto, integrating the Department of Health and Society and the research group on Social Epidemiology (EPIUnit). She is working on a project entitled "CARESS - Psychosocial health of carers of stroke survivors: experiences, needs and quality of life" (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-031898). Her main areas of interest are health promotion and quality of life of informal caregivers, improvement of the relationship healthcare professionals - patient / family, palliative care and chronic pain.