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FCDEF

Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education

Research Actions

I. Concluded

1.1. Financed
  • Skeletal age, maturity related to variation of body size and functional capacities among 14- to 15-year-old elite Basketball players. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology [PTDC/DES/70918/2006]. Research team: Manuel João Coelho e Silva (IR), Robert Marion Malina, António José Figueiredo, Ivo António Silva Rêgo.

  • Acute response of salivary IgA, testosterone and cortisol in aerobic and anaerobic effort of elite National swimmers. [2004-2006]. Financed by: PAFID, IDP, Foundation for Science and Technology (plurianual). Research team: Ana Maria Miranda Botelho Teixeira (IR), Luís Rama (IR).

  • The elderly, exercise and c-reactive protein as an agent atherogenic [2004-2005]. Financed by: PAFID, IDP. Research team: Ana Maria Miranda Botelho Teixeira (IR), Manuel Teixeira-Veríssimo, Raúl Martins.

  • Influence of exercise on immune and biochemical parameters of the elderly: consequences for quality of life. [2004-2007]. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (plurianual). Research team: Ana Maria Miranda Botelho Teixeira (IR), Manuel Teixeira-Veríssimo, Raúl Martins.

  • PRONTALSPORT – Readiness and sport talent. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology [plurianual: 2005-2008]. Research team: Manuel J Coelho e Silva (IR), António José Figueiredo, Vasco Vaz, Humberto Moreira Carvalho, Robert Malina, Maria Eugenia Pena Reyes.

  • National Observatory of Physical Activity and Sport - Central Region of Portugal. [2006-2008]. Financed by: Portuguese Sports Institute. Research team: José Pedro Leitão Ferreira (IR), Alain Guy Massart, Manuel João Coelho e Silva.

  • Global Cardiovascular Risk Reduction by Physical Exercise - Program of promotion of exercise [2006]. Financed by: Integrated Development Project for Social Action (PDIAS), which had as its proponents the City Council of Arganil, the Health Center of Arganil, the Parish Council of Arganil, the Parish Council of Côja, the Parish Council of Folques, the Parish Council of Sarzedo, the Parish Council of Benfeita, the Parish Council of Cepos, the Parish Council of Vila Cova de Alva, the Parish Council of Barril de Alva, the Holy House of Mercy of Arganil and the Employment Center and profissional formation of Arganil. Research team: Raul Agostinho Simões Martins, Ana Maria Miranda Botelho Teixeira, Manuel Teixeira Veríssimo

1.2. On protocol
  • Good sportsmanship and positive social skills development. Cooperating entities: Portuguese Sports Institute, Regional Direction of Education of Central region of Portugal, General Direction for Innovation and Curriculum Development. Research team: Carlos Eduardo Barros Gonçalves (IR), Manuel João Coelho e Silva, Jaume Cruz, Nikos Chiatzarantsis, Martin Lee.

  • Sport Leisure at local level in a Globalising Society [2007-2008]. Cooperating entities: Portuguese Sports Institute. Research team: Rui Adelino Machado Gomes (IR)

  • IOC study on regional patterns in youth sport participation. Cooperating entities: FCDEF-UC , International Olympic Committee. Coordination: International Olympic Committee. Portuguese Consultant: Manuel João Coelho e Silva.

II. Under development

2.1. Financed
  • Study of immunitary, biochemical and hormonal changes in elite endurance athletes during a training season. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology [PTDC/DES/68647/2006]. Research team: Ana Maria Miranda Botelho Teixeira (IR) Francisco José Bessone Ferreira Alves, Luís Manuel Pinto Rama, Artur Augusto Paiva.

  • Secular tendency of growth and physical and psychological well-being. Financed by: Regional Government of Azores, Regional Direction of Sports. Research team: Manuel João Coelho e Silva (IR), António José Barata Figueiredo, José Pedro Leitão Ferreira, Cristina Padez, Robert Marion Malina.

  • Cardiometabolic risk, physical exercise, and health care costs in older adults. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology. Overall rating: Excellent. [PTDC/DES/111620/2009]. Research team: Raul Agostinho Simões Martins (IR), Manuel João Coelho e Silva, Ana Maria Miranda Botelho Teixeira, Manuel Teixeira Veríssimo. Financing: 33.114€

  • Personal and contextual factors of socialization through sport: study with adolescent athletes. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology [PTDC/DES/112781/2009]. Research team: Carlos Eduardo de Barros Gonçalves (IR), Manuel João Coelho e Silva, António José Barata Figueiredo, Sean Cumming. Financing: 8.112€

  • Els aintaments i l’Esport a Catalunya. Financed by: Agencia de Géstio d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca [2008-2012]. Research team: Nuria Puig (IR) (INEF of Catalunha), Rui Gomes, Member of the Advisory Committee.

  • NEAFA FCDEF - Center for the Study of Adapted Physical Activity of FCDEF-UC. Project co-funded by the Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian. 3000 Euros. Coordination: José Pedro Ferreira (IR), Maria João Campos.

  • Oral-respiratory mucosal immune responses during ultra-marathon competition in a desert based environment. Financed by: University of Coventry. Research team: Ricardo Costa and Ana Maria Teixeira (IR), Luís Rama, Sanderson Silva. Institutions participants: Sport and Exercise Science Applied Research Centre, Health and Life Sciences Faculty, Coventry University, UK, CIDAF, FCDEF-UC.

  • European Standards in Adapted Physical Activities. [2009-2010]. Financed by: Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency, Life-long Learning Programme Sub-programmes – Multilateral projects, networks, accompanying measures - European Union (245.408,00 Euros from a global value of 410.918,00 Euros). Cooperating entities: Palacky University (Czech Republic), University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), Swedish Development Centre for Disabled Sport (Sweden), Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), Joseph Fourier University (France), University of Coimbra (Portugal), Jozef Piludski University (Poland), Latvian Academy of Sport Education (Latvia), Institute of Technology Tralee (Ireland), Loughborough University (United Kingdom) and European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity. Research team: Kudlacek, M., Rintala, P., Frojd, K., Vanlandewijck, Y., Flore, P., Ferreira, J.P., Bartosz, M., Klavina, A., Flanagan, P., Tolfrey, V. & Dinold, M.

  • Sports and active aging: positive combinations for lifestyles. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology [PTDC/DTP-DES/1508/2012]. Research team: Carlos Gonçalves (IR), Ana Teixeira, António J. Figueiredo, Humberto Jorge Gonçalves Moreira de Carvalho, Luis Rama Investigador, Romain Meeusen, one research fellow. Financing: 32.117,00€.

  • BRAIN DRAIN AND ACADEMIC MOBILITY FROM PORTUGAL TO EUROPE. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology [PTDC/IVC-PEC/5049/2012]. Research team: Rui Machado Gomes (IR), Belmiro Cabrito, Henrique Vaz, João Lopes, José Alberto Azevedo Vasconcelos Correia, Tomás Patrocínio, Luís Carvalho, Maria de Lourdes Machado- Taylor, Luisa Cerdeira, Paulo Peixoto, Rui Brites Correia da Silva, one research fellow. Financing: 133.197,00€.
  • Hormonal mediation of exercise on cognition, stress and immunity. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology [PTDC/DTP-DES/0154/2012]. Research team: Ana Teixeira (IR), António J. Figueiredo, Eef Hogervorst, José Pedro Leitão Ferreira, Luis Rama, Margarida Figueiredo-Braga, Maria João Carvalheiro Campos, one research fellow. Financing: 106.408,00€.
2.2. On protocol
  • Self-esteem, self-confidence and physical self-concept in practitioners and non-practitioners of physical activity with visual disabilities. (in the scope of the Master course of Exercise and health in special populations). Cooperating entities: FCDEF-UC, University of Madrid, Department of Exercise and Health Sciences of the University of Bristol, Department of Sport Sciences of the University of Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Research team: José Pedro Leitão Ferreira (IR), H.A. Vilagra, C. Dave, K. Douglas.

  • Racism and ethnic discrimination in sport in the EU and preventive initiatives [OJ/S S121-160496-2008]. Cooperating entities: FCDEF-UC, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna. Research team: Michael Fanizadeh, Elisabeth Kotvojs, Salomé Marivoet, Piara Powar, Georg Spitaler, Alison Vaughan.

  • Cross-cultural validation of the Portuguese version of the Physical Self Perception Profile for Portuguese language of Brazil. (in the scope of the 2nd edition of the Master course of Exercise and health in special populations [2008-2010]. Cooperating entities: FCDEF-UC. Research team: José Pedro Leitão Ferreira (IR), D. Rocha, V. Benevides, G. Furtado.

  • Self-perceptions and subjective well-being in the elderly: Validation of the Portuguese version of the Physical Self Perception Profile reduced clinical version. [2006 – 2010]. Cooperating entities: FCDEF-UC, Department of Exercise and Health Sciences of the University of Bristol, UK. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (plurianual financing). Research team: Ferreira, J.P., & Fox, K.R.

  • SPIN - Sport Inclusion Network – Involving migrants in mainstream sport institutions. Cooperating entities: European Commission (Sport Unit) under the Call for Proposals in the field of Sport - EAC/22/2010 - Preparatory Action (Area of intervention: Social inclusion in and through sport), VIDC-FairPlay – Project Coordinator Kurt Wachter (Austria); Camino (Germany); UISP E. R (Italy); Football Association of Ireland (Ireland); Liikkukaa (Finland); Mahatma Gandhi HR Org (Hungary); SJPF- Portuguese Players Union (Portugal). External evaluator: Salomé Marivoet (FCDEF-UC).

  • Pró and anti-inflammatory cytokine balance during ultra-marathon competition in a desert based environment. Research team: Ricardo Costa and Ana Maria Teixeira (IR), Luís Rama, Sanderson Silva and Fátima Rosado. Participant institutions: Sport and Exercise Science Applied Research Centre, Health and Life Sciences Faculty, Coventry University, UK, CIDAF, FCDEF-UC. Financed by: University of Coventry.

  • Sport and healthy aging: immunosenescence and lifestyles. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology [EXPL/DTP-DES/2147/2013]. Research team: Carlos Gonçalves (IR), Ana Teixeira, António J. Figueiredo, Artur Paiva, Humberto Jorge Gonçalves Moreira de Carvalho, Joana Margarida Navalho Gaspar, Luis Rama, Luciele Guerra Minuzzi. Financing: 49.660,00€.
  • Depression in elite sport? A pilot study of the mediating effect of optimism in immune response and athletic performance. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology [EXPL/DTP-DES/2147/2013]. Research team: Luis Rama (IR), Amândio Manuel Cupido dos Santos, Ana Teixeira, Cristina Bento, Francisco Bessone Alves, Margarida Figueiredo-Braga. Financing: 38.634,00€.
Individual research fellows
  • [2006-2010]

Socio-psychological competencies required to facilitate a transition from youth to professional football: a European cross-cultural perspective. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Cooperation entities: Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University. Research team: Hugo Relvas [SFRH/BD/23343/2005], David Richardson, Mark Nesti, Martin Littlewood (coordinators).

  • [2007-2011]

Sociogeographic variation of morphology, physical activity and health-related physical fitness – muti-method and multifactorial approach in school adolescents. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Cooperation entities: University of Bath. Research team: Aristides Machado Rodrigues [SRFH/BD/38988/2007], Manuel João Coelho e Silva, Jorge Mota (coordinators)

Overtraining & burnout in young English Athletes. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Cooperation entities: UK Athletics, British Cycling, England Squash, British Swimming, Swimming club (Exeter). Research team: Nuno Matos [SFRH/BD/35914/2007], Richard Winsley, Craig Williams (coordinators).

Multidimensional study of sport preparation in young basketball players. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Cooperation entities: Portuguese Federation of Basketball, University of Tor Vergata. Reseach team: Humberto Moreira Carvalho [SFRH/BD/41647/2007], Manuel João Coelho e Silva, Renaat Philippaerts (coordinators).

  • [2008-2010]

New spaces of leisure, tourism, and health in Portugal: the case of SPAs. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Cooperation entities: FCDEF. Research team: Nuno Gustavo [SFRH/PROTEC/49531/2009], Rui Gomes (Coordinator).

  • [2008-2011]

Perceptual-cognitive expertise in soccer and its acquisition. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Cooperation entities: Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University. Research team: André Roca [SFRH/BD/35748/2007], A. Mark Williams, Paul R. Ford (coordinators).

  • [2009-2010]

The evaluation of learning in high school - teachers evaluation? Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Research team: Paulo Nobre [SFRH/BD/65938/2009], Rui Gomes (coordinator).

  • [2009-2012]

The look of the foreign tourist: 1950-2000. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Cooperation entities: FCDEF. Research team: Valentino Alves [SFRH/BD/60900/2009], Rui Gomes (Coordinator).

  • [2009-2013]

State of Growth, Biological maturation given by Bone Age and Aerobic / Anaerobic performance in Young Swimmers of both sexes. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Research team: Luís Pedro Vieira Ribeiro [SFRH/BD/49851/2009], António José Figueiredo, Manuel J Coelho e Silva (coordinators).

Variability of the first service plan in experienced tennis players. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Research team: Pedro Cabral Mendes [SFRH/BD/49988/2009], Juan Fuentes [University of Extremadura], Rui Mendes, Manuel J Coelho e Silva (coordinators).

Growth, lifestyle and energy expenditure in adolescents. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Research team: Ivo António Silva Rêgo [SFRH/BD/61658/2009], Manuel J Coelho e Silva, Edilson Cyrino (coordinators).

Aerobic power and echocardiographic parameters in young male hockey players: Effects of body size, bone age and training. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Cooperation entities: University of Groningem. Research team: João Valente dos Santos [SFRH/BD/64648/2009], Manuel J Coelho e Silva, Marije Elferink-Gemser, Robert M Malina (coordinators).

  • [2010-2013]

External morphology and echocardiographic parameters in young pubertal athletes pubertal. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Research team: Joaquim Castanheira [SFRH/PROTEC/67972/2010], Manuel J Coelho e Silva (coordinator).

  • [2011-2013]

Ecologies of sport practice in various competitive, federated and scolar contexts. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Research team: Artur Jorge Batista dos Santos [SFRH/BD/71534/2010], Carlos Gonçalves (coordinator).

  • [2011-2014]

Biomechanical determinants of kayak paddling performance in team boats. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Cooperation entities: Faculty of Sport of the University of Oporto. Research team: Beatriz Gomes [SFRH/BD/69823/2010], João Paulo Vilas-Boas, Mário Vaz, Filipe Conceição (coordinators).

Growth, maturation and anaerobic power: study of young soccer players. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Research team: Vitor Severino [SFRH/BD/69447/2010], António José Figueiredo, Manuel J Coelho e Silva (coordinators).

Multidimensional study of performance characteristics in soccer goalkeepers. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Research team: Ricardo Gonçalves [SFRH/BD/72111/2010], Manuel J Coelho e Silva, António José Figueiredo (coordinators).

The young female elite athlete: maturation, normalization for size and testing. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Research team: Filipe Simões [SFRH/BD/78603/2011], Manuel J Coelho e Silva, Luís Rama, Daniel Courteix – University of Clermont-Ferrand (coordinators).

  • [2013-2016]

Auxological and Ecological Study of physical fitness and motor skills in children at peri-pubertal age. Financed by: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal, and Foundation for the Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), Brazil. Research team: Leonardo Gomes Oliveira Luz [CAPES, BEX 1617/13-3], Manuel J Coelho e Silva (coordinator).