Our research group focuses on mental health determinants, needs and interventions. In recent years, we have also developed a special interest in dementia and cognitive disorders in general.
Some of us coordinated or collaborated in multicenter studies funded by European and national agencies (regarding e.g., the epidemiology of mental and neuropsychiatric disorders, predictive models in depression, needs assessment in schizophrenia and dementia, family caregiver burden, psychoeducational and family interventions, access to formal dementia care, forensic psychiatry, mental health in prisons). The same applies to regular collaborations with the Portuguese government (Ministry of Health, DGS, ARSLVT) in the development and implementation of mental health plans and policies.
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Bolsa Bayer/NOVASAÚDE AGEING 2018.
PI: Manuel Gonçalves Pereira. Coordination: Conceição Balsinha.
PI: Manuel Gonçalves Pereira.
European Commission ERASMUS Lifelong Learning (with collaborators in the United Kingdom, Italy and Poland). EU Lifelong Learning Programme - 517918-LLP-1-2011-1-UK-ERASMUS-ECDCE.
PI: Miguel Xavier
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Researchers and Professors from NOVA Medical School, Miguel Xavier and Cláudia Almeida, participated in the conference organized by Jornal Económico and Biogen Portugal.
The group has connections with international networks such as INTERDEM and the 10/66 Dementia Research Group, as well as with researchers from other Universities, national and international (for example: University College London, Bangor University, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Penn State University).
There are collaborations with different clinical services (hospital and primary health care) and with patient and family associations, such as Alzheimer Portugal.
Former members of the Research Team:
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