I qualified as clinical psychologist in 2003 in Portugal and completed my MSc in “Psychology of Pain” also in Portugal in 2006. I have always integrated clinical work with research posts. In 2008 I joined the Portuguese research centre Centro de Estudos e Investigação em Saúde da Universidade de Coimbra (CEISUC). In 2009 I joined the PRISMA project led by King’s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute. I temporarily joined the Department in 2010 and in 2011 got a Marie Curie fellowship for the EU funded EUROIMPACT project which ended in Jan 2014.
Currently I'm doing the PhD programme Health Services and Clinical Research at the School of Medicine of University of Porto, Portugal. My work is about improving outcome measurement for advanced disease patients and their families by enhancing the clinical utility of patient reported outcome measures and understanding how to best implement them in clinical practice.