Research

Current research interests

Collaborative interventions

Program and intervention evaluation

Family Complexity and Change

Family change and resilience, flourishing and well-being processes

Positive parenting and child development

Methodologies and Research Methods

Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity

Complexity and human systems

Philosophy of Science and Epistemology

Family assessment and intervention

Complex Thinking

Community development and interventions

Research Projects

2019-12-01 - 2021-03-31 - "Complexity, Family Change and an Integrated Family Assessment and Intervention Model", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by CES.

2019-08 - 2019-11-30 - "Sustainable Community Lab [Co-author of the application for funding. The researcher did not integrate the team that executed the project] ", coordinated by Junta de Freguesia de Arcozelo, sponsored by JUNTAr+, Fundo Ambiental.

2018-07 - 2018-09 - "Diffusion of Complexity Concepts: An Interdisciplinary Mapping. [This is a sub-project integrated in the project Building Foundations for Complex Thinking- cf. Integrated in the Summer School ofYork Cross-Disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis, University of York, United Kingdom]", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Funding awarded by Summer School of the York Cross-Disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis for three studentships(3 x 4,425.50 GBP).
    Project Partnership:
              - Leo Caves (Co-I), York Cross Disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis, University of York
              - Philip Garnett (Co-I), York Management School, York Cross-Disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis, University of York

2018-01-01 - 2022 - "Building Foundations For Complex Thinking To Promote Positive Change In Complex Systems (Co-lead by Dr. Leo Caves and Dr. Phil Garnett of the York Cross-Disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis)", as coordinator researcher.
    Project Partnership:
              - Dr. Leo Caves (Co-I), independent researcher, Portugal, Associate of York Cross-Disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis, United Kingdom
              - Dr. Phil Garnett (Co-I), York Cross-Disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis and York Management School of the University of York, United Kingdom
              - Consultant collaborators from the University of York (Depts. Computer Science, Management School, Health Sciences, Environment), Sheffield ,Open University, the Centre for Policy Modelling, of the Metropolitan University of Manchester
              - Rita Campos (Co-I), Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra

2015 - 2017 - "Projecto de investigação de pós-doutoramento "Percursos de mudança em contextos de múltiplos desafios: Análise integrada de fatores e processos facilitadores da mudança das famílias e dos profissionais" (2º triénio)", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (SFRH/BPD/77781/2011).

2012 - 2014 - "Projecto de investigação de pós-doutoramento "Percursos de mudança em contextos de múltiplos desafios: Análise integrada de fatores e processos facilitadores da mudança das famílias e dos profissionais"", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (SFRH/BPD/77781/2011) .

2007-07 - 2009 - "Famílias em Missão ", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Programa de Intervenção Focalizada, Instituto da Droga e da Toxicodependeência.

2007 - 2011 - "Projecto de investigação de doutoramento "As forças dos profissionais e da família multidesafiada na protecção da criança. Um modelo de avaliação e intervenção familiar integrada para os CAFAP"", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (SFRH/BD/39912/2007).

2004-07 - 2007-12 - "Avaliação, formação e supervisão do programa Em Busca do Tesouro das Famílias", as coordinator researcher, sponsored by Gabinete de Atendimento à Família/Instituto da Drogra e da Toxicodependência (financiamento dos materiais do programa avaliado).

Networks

Complex Systems Society

European Society on Family Relations