Manuel Gonçalves Pereira

Docente Professor Auxiliar

Especialista em Psiquiatria, com competência em Geriatria pela Ordem dos Médicos. Doutorado em Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental. Regente da unidade curricular Psicologia Médica e Medicina Comportamental no Mestrado Integrado em Medicina. Investigador (CEDOC, CHRC).

Psychiatrist. Competence in Geriatrics (Portuguese Medical Association). PhD (Psychiatry and Mental Health). Coordinator of the curricular unit Medical Psychology and Behavioural Medicine. Researcher (CEDOC, CHRC).

  • Gonçalves-Pereira M, Carmo I, Alves da Silva J, Papoila AL, Mateos R, Zarit SH. Caregiving experiences and knowledge about dementia in Portuguese clinical outpatient settings. International Psychogeriatrics, 2010; 22(2): 270-280.
  • Gonçalves-Pereira M, Xavier M, van Wijngaarden B, Papoila AL, Schene AH, Caldas de Almeida JM. Impact of psychosis on Portuguese caregivers: A cross-cultural exploration of burden, distress, positive aspects and clinical-functional correlates. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2013; 48: 325-335.
  • Gonçalves-Pereira M, Trancas B, Loureiro J, Papoila A, Caldas de Almeida JM. Empathy as related to motivations for medicine in a sample of first-year medical students. Psychological Reports, 2013; 112(1): 73-88. 
  • Alves da Silva J, Gonçalves-Pereira M, Xavier M, Mukaetova-Ladinska E. Affective disorders and risk of developing dementia: Systematic review. British Journal of Psychiatry, 2013; 202: 177-86.
  • Grácio J, Gonçalves-Pereira M, Leff J. What do we know about family interventions for psychosis at the process level? A systematic review. Family Process 2015; 55(1): 79-90.
  • Kerpershoek L, de Vugt M, Wolfs C, Jelley H, Orrel M, Woods B, et al. Access to timely formal dementia care in Europe: protocol of the Actifcare (ACcess to Timely Formal Care) study. BMC Health Services Research, 2016; 16(1): 423. 
  • Gonçalves-Pereira M, González-Fraile E, Santos-Zorrozúa B, Martín-Carrasco M, Fernández-Catalina P, Domínguez-Panchón AI, et al. Assessment of the consequences of caregiving in psychosis: a psychometric comparison of the Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) and the Involvement Evaluation Questionnaire (IEQ). Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2017; 15: 63.
  • Gonçalves-Pereira M, Cardoso A, Verdelho A, Alves da Silva J, Caldas de Almeida M, Fernandes A, et al. The prevalence of dementia in a Portuguese community sample: A 10/66 Dementia Research Group study. BMC Geriatrics, 2017; 17:261.
  • Grácio J, Gonçalves-Pereira M, Leff J. Key elements of a family intervention for schizophrenia: A qualitative analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Family Process, 2018; 57 (1): 100-112.
  • Kerpershoek L, de Vugt M, Wolfs C, Woods RT, Jelley H, Orrell M, et al. Needs and quality of life of people with middle-stage dementia and their family carers from the European Actifcare study: When informal care alone may not suffice.  Aging & Mental Health, 2018; 22(7): 897-902.
  • Gonçalves-Pereira M, Prina AM, Cardoso AM, da Silva JA, Prince M, Xavier M. The prevalence of late-life depression in a Portuguese community sample: A 10/66 Dementia Research Group study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2019; 246, 674–681.
  • Oliveira D, Jun Otuyama L, Mabunda D, Mandlate F, Gonçalves-Pereira M, Xavier M, et al. Reducing the Number of People with Dementia Through Primary Prevention in Mozambique, Brazil, and Portugal: An Analysis of Population-Based Data. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 2019; 70(s1): s283-291.
  • Marques MJ, Woods B, Hopper L, Jelley H, Irving K, Kerpershoek L, et al. Relationship quality and sense of coherence in dementia: Results of a European cohort study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2019; 34, 745–755.
  • Gonçalves-Pereira M, Zarit, SH, Cardoso AM, Alves da Silva J, Papoila AL, Mateos R. A comparison of primary and secondary caregivers of persons with dementia. Psychology and Aging, 2020; 35, 20–27.
  • Janssen N, Handels RH, Köhler S, Gonçalves-Pereira M, Marques MJ, Irving K, et al. Profiles of Met and Unmet Needs in People with Dementia According to Caregivers’ Perspective: Results from a European Multicenter Study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2020; 21(11): 1609-1616.e1.
  • Balsinha C, Iliffe S, Dias S, Freitas A, Grave J, Gonçalves-Pereira M. What is the present role for general practitioners in dementia care? Experiences of general practitioners, patients and family carers in Portugal. Dementia, 2021; 20(6): 1988-2006.
  • Gonçalves‐Pereira M, Zarit SH, Papoila, AL, Mateos R. Positive and negative experiences of caregiving in dementia: The role of sense of coherence. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2021; 36 (2): 360–367.
  • Gonçalves-Pereira M, Verdelho A, Prina M, Marques MJ, Xavier M. How many people live with dementia in Portugal? A discussion paper of national estimates. Portuguese Journal of Public Health, 2021; 39(1): 58-67. 
  • Marques MJ, Tan E, Woods B, Jelley H, Kerpershoek L, Hopper L, et al. Trajectories of relationship quality in dementia: a longitudinal study in eight European countries. Aging & Mental Health, 2021 (early view).


  • Bolsa Bayer / NOVASAÚDE AGEING 2018 (projecto ‘Dementia in Primary Care: the Patient, the Carer and the Doctor in the Medical Encounter’).
  • Menção honrosa: 2019 Anselm Strauss Award for Qualitative Family Research (Qualitative Family Research Network – a Focus Group of the National Council on Family Relations, USA.