About CHRC

CHRC is a new centre of excellence for research, training and innovation, in health promotion, prevention, rehabilitation and healthcare services.

Based in Portugal, this consortium is composed of healthcare professionals, researchers, academics, patients and entrepreneurs who work together towards a common goal.

CHRC provides a unifying environment for health research, innovation and education in public health, lifestyles, nursing, rehabilitation and clinical research.


Comprehensive Health Research Centre involves the work of hundreds of people in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. 

Our experts come from different fields and institutions, which promotes a strong network of elements from diverse and complementary fields.

Helena Canhão


Rute Dinis de Sousa

Executive director

Sónia Dias

ENSP Representative

Armando Raimundo

Universidade de Évora Representative

Ana Rodrigues

Thematic Lines Representative

International Cooperation

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