Winning projects – CHRC Research Grants 2022

Winning projects – CHRC Research Grants 2022

For the third year in a row, CHRC has organized new Research Grants for projects carried out within the scope of our research centre.

This year, a total of €160,000 was available to support the eight winning projects and had national and international specialistsin the jury panel to select the projects: Professors Helena Santa-Clara, specialist in Physiology and Exercise and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Human Motricity at UL, David Dias Neto, specialist in Psychology and Assistant Professor at the University Institute of Psychological, Social and Life Sciences (ISPA – Instituto Universitário), Miguel Ricou, specialist in Bioethics and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University do Porto and Hans-Leo Teulings, specialist in Biophysics, owner and C.E.O of NeuroScript, LLC.

16 projects were admitted to the CHRC Research Grants 2022. Eight of them distinguished themselves within the main goals of the Research Center and will receive funding from CHRC in the amount of €20,000 each. The announcement of the winners took place at the 3rd CHRC Annual Summit and the P.I's of each project were called on stage to give a brief briefing on the purpose of their work. CHRC Grants 2022 winners are:

The Cogcare Project - cognitive disorders and impact on caregivers – P.I Manuel Gonçalves Pereira;

2Self-care in the person with chronic disease – P.I Maria do Céu Marques

Multimorbidity in Primary healthcare: developing an intervention to support patients and primary healthcare clinicians to better manage complex multimorbidity - P.I Bruno Heleno

Advancing Digital Health Behaviour Change Precision: Development of a framework of personalisation of behaviour change techniques – P.I Marta Moreira Marques

HE@RT.FIT – Sustainability of traditional and live-streaming exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in low-risk patients with cardiovascular disease – P.I Jorge Bravo

Improving physical function in older adults: exploring the interaction between protein intake and physical activity – P.I Nuno Mendonça

HERO: Impact of Artificial Habitats and Environmental contaminants on Chronic RespiratOry Diseases – P.I Ramiro Pastorinho

Assessing Risk from exposure To Environmental contaminants in Portuguese Mother-Infant pairs – P.I Sónia Namorado

The CHRC congratulates you and may your projects start off on the right foot!



Andreia Santos


Bruno Heleno

Jorge Bravo

Nuno Mendonça

M. Ramiro Pastorinho

Maria do Céu Mendes Marques

Marta M. Marques

Manuel Gonçalves Pereira