MD, Psychiatrist Senior Graduate Assistant in the Clinic of Psychiatry and Mental Health of CHSJ (in charge of Gerontopsychiatry), with Geriatric Competency (OM) and Family Therapist.
PhD, Associate Professor with Aggregation in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health of Faculty of Medicine - University of Porto(FMUP). Researcher in the Center for Research in Health Technologies and Services (CINTESIS.UP), being PI of GeriMHealth group.
In charge of Psychiatry and Mental Health (Clinical Practice) of 6th year of the Master Degree in Medicine, Mental Health in Elderly of PhD Programme of Gerontology and Geriatrics - UP/UA, Psychiatric Diseases in Geriatrics Post-Graduation, and in charge of Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychiatry Pathology in the Master of Psychiatry and Mental Health of FMUP.
Had been teaching also in several universities of Psychology, Nursing and Social Education, as well as in Post-graduation for General Practice.
Portuguese Association of Gerontopsychiatry/APG (President 2010-13); International Psychogeriatric Association/IPA (Board of Directors 2011-14 and Expert Advisory Council since 2014); European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry/EAGP (Board since 2018); Dementia Cerebral Aging Group Study/GEECD (Board of Directors 2008-10); Portuguese Society for Geriatrics and Gerontology/SPGG (Scientific Board since 2012); Portuguese Society of Family Therapy/SPTF (National Board 1997-00 and 2000-03); International Family Therapy Association/IFTA (Board of Directors 2009-12 and 2012-15).
Researcher member of international networks: INTERDEM/Early, Timely and Quality Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia, EHDN/European Huntington’s Disease Network, IBERDEM/Iberoamerican Centre of Research in Prevention and Rehabilitation of Alzheimer and Other Dementias, AGE Platform Europe and Porto4Ageing consortium – Oporto Excellence Centre on Active and Healthy Ageing.
Researcher in four main areas with the following projects:
1 - Ageing, Dementia, Delirium, BPSD: PortAge JNICT - PMCT/SAN/77/90; EUGERON - BMH11165; UNIFAI - PT 100 Centenarians; IPA President Forum; Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia/BPSD (PD/BD/114555/2016); Delirium (FCT - SFRH/BD/63154/2009 and SFRH/BPD/103306/2014); Frailty (TFI validation); Needs Assessment and Mental Health and Heart Failure (Deus-ex-Machina NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-00026)
2 – Psychosomatics, Chronic respiratory diseases/Asthma (project Harvard Medical School/FCT - HMSP-IDSIM/SIM/0018/2009). Is co-founder Portuguese Society of Psychosomatic/SPP.
3 - Bipolar Disorder (BRIDGE and BRIDGE-MIX Projects). Is co-founder of Association of Depressive and Bipolar Patients/ADEB and Clinical Director of north division.
4 - Clinical Trials: Memantine; Abecarnil/Buspirone; Olanzapine/Haloperidol F1D-MC-HGHD; Agomelatine CL3-20098-070 and CLE-20098-068.