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