Organization and Administration

Scientific Coordinator



Principal Coordinator Professor (Nursing School of Coimbra)
Scientific Coordinator of the Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing (UICISA: E)
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nursing Referência, the scientific journal published by the Research Unit UICISA: E
Diretor of the PCEBP, Portugal Centre for Evidence Based Practice: A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence

Aggregation in Education from the University of Aveiro (2007), BSB FCT
Post-doctorate Degree (2002), in Health Pedagogy, US, BPD of the FCT
Doctorate in Education Sciences on 21st November, 1997 from the University of Salamanca, with equivalence from the University of Aveiro. Thesis title "Programme of Creative Liberation for Children who Need Pedagocical Support"
Scholarship holder of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Foundation for Science and Technology
License in Mental Health Nursing
License in History



Normative documentation


Researcher's Manual (portuguese version)

External Advisory Committee


In accordance with the Judicial Regulation of Scientific Research Institutions (Decree Law no. 125/99) and the Regulation of the Pluriannual Funding of R&D Units, units must establish a permanent external scientific advisory committee (CEPAC), composed of idividuals whose merit has been acknowledged, and which should include foreign researchers.

In order to comply with this demand, subparagraph 6.5 of the Statutes of the Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing, refers to the External Scientific Advisory Committee, composed of five PhD Professors, including foreign researchers. This Committee is responsible for analysing the way in which the Unit functions, and so it should visit the Unit annually, as well as deliver a written opinion on the annual plan and activity report and the Unit's budget to be sent to the FCT.

External Scientific Advisory Committee Members
Carlos Alberto Fontes Ribeiro - Full Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra
Francisco Javier Barca Durán - Full Professor of the University of Extremadura
Florêncio Vicente Castro - Full Professor of the University of Extremadura
Luisa Barros - Full Professor of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon
Armanda Pinto Matos - Profesor of the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Coimbra