The Health & Psychology Unit is organised in main research programs that share, as common ground, the study of processes of health promotion/protection, and prevention/treatment of illnesses both at individual and community levels, supported by a wide range of theoretical frameworks and quantitative and qualitative research methods.

These researchers are not committed to other research structures. The UIPES's team is composed by senior researchers, post-doc researchers, PhD/MSc students and research assistants that perform investigation in the above-mentioned areas, most of them with scholarships.

The objectives of the Health & Psychology Unit are to adequately continue what already has been accomplished: post-graduate training and systematic research aimed at the pursuit of excellence and international recognition without loosing sight of the national panorama.


Isabel Pereira Leal, PhD (Professor)


Adriana Correia