Filipa Júlio

Filipa Lima Ramos Santos Júlio

Filipa Julio

In 2001, I got my BSc degree in Psychology (Clinical and Health Psychology) at the University of Minho. I worked as a clinical psychologist from 2001 to 2005.

Since 2007, I have been working as a research assistant at IBILI and at the Neurology department of Coimbra University Hospital (CHUC) in several projects, namely:

· Identification of biomarkers in Huntington disease: application of machine-learning pattern classification algorithms to structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (PTDC/SAU-ENB/112306/2009);

· Registry - an observational study of the European Huntington's disease Network;

· Emotion Recognition in Huntington’s Disease - a visual search study;

· ACR16 clinical trial (Huntington's disease);

· SCale for the Outcomes of Parkinson’s Disease (SCOPA-cog) - a validation study.

In 2009, I was elected President of the Huntington’s Portuguese Association, a non-profit organization that aims to support the Huntington’s Portuguese families in different domains

(e.g. clinical, legal, psychological, social). I am also a board member of the European and International Huntington Associations.

In 2012, I received a doctoral grant from FCT and in 2013 I have started my PhD in Neuropsychology at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra. My doctoral project is entitled “Everyday Executive Function in Parkinson and Huntington Disease: a Novel Ecological Approach” and it’s going to be developed at IBILI and CHUC, under the supervision of Doutora Cristina Januário, Doutora Marieke van Asselen and Professor Doutor Mário Simões.

Scientific Interest:

Neurosciences. Neuropsychology. Movement Disorders (especially Huntington and Parkinson disease). Eye tracking. Psychophysics. Neuroimaging.

5 Keys Publications:

  • van Asselen, M., Júlio, F., Januário, C., Bobrowicz-Campos, E., Almeida, I., Cavaco, S., & Castelo-Branco, M. (2012). Scanning patterns of faces do not explain impaired emotion recognition in Huntington Disease: Evidence for a high level mechanism. Frontiers in Psychology 3:31.
  • van Asselen, M., Almeida, I., Júlio, F., Januário, C., Bobrowicz-Campos, B., Simões, M., & Castelo-Branco, M. (2012). Implicit contextual learning in prodromal and early stage Huntington’s disease patients. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 18: 1-8.
  • Januário, F., Júlio, F., Januário, C. (2011). Qualidade de vida na Doença de Huntington - que sintomas a influenciam?. Sinapse. 11 (1): 12-15
Office: IBILI, Floor 0, office 81
Email: filipasjulio@hotmail.com