I am a Research Fellow in the Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology investigating mental health and quality of life outcomes in women during the breast cancer survivorship period. This is a continuation of the work started during my PhD at LSHTM.
My PhD studies were supported by an MRC Industrial CASE PhD Scholarship in Epidemiology, jointly funded by the Medical Research Council and by the Clinical Practice Research Datalink at the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
Prior to my doctoral studies, my research included an international study of cancer survival at LSHTM, as well as research into the determinants of gastric and oesophageal cancers, and secular trends of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, in my home country of Portugal.
I hold degrees in Nutrition (Licenciatura) and Public Health (MSc), both from the University of Porto. My professional internship was completed at the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil). I am also enrolled in an MSc in Medicine at the Porto University Medical School.
I supervise MSc projects and teach in diverse modules of the MSc programmes (e.g.: Basic Epidemiology, Epidemiology in Practice, Extended Epidemiology, Global Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases, Research Design and Analysis, Statistical Methods for Epidemiology and Population Health).