Research Degree Student
& Distance Learning Tutor
I joined the Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology as a Research Fellow in 2013, to work on the second cycle of a global study that aimed to quantify international differences and trends in cancer survival for ten major cancers in adults, and leukaemia in children.
In 2016 I enrolled in a full-time PhD looking at long-term mental health outcomes and quality of life of women with a history of breast cancer. My studies are supported by an MRC Industrial Case PhD Scholarship in Epidemiology, jointly founded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and The Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD).
I worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Porto Medical School before joining the school (2010-2013). During this time I investigated the secular trends of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and smoking in Portugal, and how these contributed to the decline in coronary heart disease mortality observed in last decades in the country. In addition, I worked on several studies related to cancer determinants and outcomes.
I hold a Licenciatura in Sciences of Nutrition and an MSc in Public Health, both from the University of Porto (Portugal). 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).