Research Degree Student
& Distance Learning Tutor
I graduated in Sciences of Nutrition (BSc) from the University of Porto (Portugal) in 2009, after having spent a training period at the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil). In 2012, I acquired an MSc in Public Health, also from the University of Porto.
From 2010 to 2013, I worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Porto Medical School. During this time I investigated the secular trends of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and smoking in Portugal. In addition, I also worked on the incidence and survival of cancer and several other diverse studies related to cancer.
I joined the Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology in 2013, and worked for three years on the CONCORD programme, which aims to quantify international differences and trends in cancer survival for ten major cancers in adults and leukaemia in children.
I am currently pursuing a full-time PhD looking at long-term mental health outcomes and quality of life in women with a history of breast cancer.
I am a tutor for the distance learning MSc in Epidemiology, in which I am involved in the module Global Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases and supervise MSc projects.
I used to teach Basic Epidemiology, Epidemiology in Practice and Research Design and Analysis of the in-house MSc in Epidemiology, and Fundamentals of Epidemiology of the Distance Learning programme, in addition to the annual short course Cancer Survival: Principles, Methods and Applications.