Maria Filomena Gaspar


Biography

Born on December 17, 1963 . Mother of 3 children. Associate Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra . Bachelor (5 years) in Psychology , Masters in Educational Psychology and a PhD in Educational Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra (in collaboration with the University of Oxford in the UK). Teaches in first degrees/masters of Science of Education and Social Work and at the Inter -University Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology - Family Psychology and Family Intervention , as well as in the Doctoral Program in Education, Specialization in Teacher Education . Coordinates two master's degrees ( Master's Degree in Social Education, Development and Local Dynamics; Master's Degree in Educational Sciences). Member of the coordination team of the POSTRADE research group of the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra. Is trainer and parenting educator in the Incredible Years Programs, Parenting Wisely, Children in Between and More Family. It is trainer of the Incredible Years Program for early childhood educators and teachers. Is family therapist (Portuguese Society of Family Therapy) . Develops research activities in the context of parental education and family education, early childhood education and socio-educational intervention with children, youth and families. Coordinator (IR) of the research project PTDC/PSI-PED/102556/2008 funded by FCT and entitled " Prevention / early intervention behavioral disorders: effectiveness of parental and school programs " (2010-2013). Member of the project Incredible Years for the Promotion of Mental Health(EEA Grants PT06 - 51SM04)(2015-2017) funded by the Programme for Public Health Initiatives (EEA Grants - PT06), which aims to help reduce economic and social inequalities in certain priority health areas and establish bilateral relations between donor and beneficiary countries (http://www.uc.pt/en/fpce/anosincriveis). Principal researcher at the UC of the project ISOTIS - Inclusive Education and Social Support to Tackle Inequalities in Society- H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-2016 (ends december 2019) (http://www.isotis.org/). ISOTIS is a collaborative project funded by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 program, which includes 17 partners and 11 countries.Aims to contribute to effective policy and practice development at different system levels in order to effectively combat early arising and persisting educational inequalities. Scientific Consultant since May 2013 of the RAND EUROPE COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY for providing research and consulting services under the project "European Platform For Investing in Children"(http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1246&intPageId=4319&langId=en). She has authored several books and national and international papers. Among its activities is also highlight the various communications to parents and teachers and other professionals around the themes of parental and family education, prevention and family-school relationship, as well as the voluntary work at a Family Support center where develops therapeutic and socio-educational interventions for families.


Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Pinto-Proença, Rita; Santos, Mariana; Fonseca, Cristina; Fernandes, Júlia; Gaspar, Maria Filomena; Proença, Rui (2018), "Conjunctival melanoma: association of cyclooxygenase-2 tumor expression to prognosis", Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

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Carvalho, Júlia; Gaspar, Maria; Cardoso, Alexandrina; ; (2017), "Challenges of motherhood in the voice of primiparous mothers: Initial difficulties", Investigación y Educación en Enfermería, 35, 3, 285-294

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Seabra-Santos, Maria João; Azevedo, Andreia; Gaspar, Maria Filomena; Major, Sofia; Almeida, Ana Sofia; Eugénio, Susana (2017), "Qualidades psicométricas da escala de atividade de Werry-Weiss-Peters: estudo preliminar da versão portuguesa", Revista Iberoamericana de Diagnóstico y Evaluación - e Avaliação Psicológica, 44, 2, 131-145

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