Exercise, sports sciences and human development

Exercise, sports sciences and human development

CHRC Researchers joins to pursue three major topics: 

  • Physical Exercise

Focusing on the promotion of healthy lifestyles and well-being, mainly through sports activities and exercise programs.
 

  • Human development

Where the concern falls in the determinants for a healthy and active growth and development, studying the interaction between motor, cognitive and social-emotional dimensions of children with typical and atypical development, as well as the potential of body oriented therapies.

 

  • Sport Sciences

Focusing in the manipulation and analysis of training and competition contexts, aiming to promote participants’ adaptation and development.

This research group aims to use and develop technologically advanced tools regarding the assessment and monitoring of sports practice.

In terms of methodology, the Exercise, sports sciences and human development research group is mainly dedicated to the study of physical and physiological conditions, and motor, behavioral and socio-emotional skills of human beings. Cohort, observational, experimental, interventional, longitudinal, and literature review studies are the most common designs in this research group. These studies yield data of both a qualitative nature, commonly requiring content analysis, and data of a quantitative nature, usually analyzed for associations, causal relationships, proportions, and comparisons. The most frquently used tools for treatment, analysis and visualization are SPSS (Amos), Jamovi, JASP, R and MatLab.

Our Researchers

Ana Filipa Mourão

Ana Rita Matias

Ana Rita Simeão

Andreia Dias Rodrigues

André Bento

Armando Raimundo

Bruno Gonçalves

Carolina Santos

Catarina Gonçalves

Daniel Virella

Daniela Costa

David Lopes

Ermelinda Caldeira

Filipe Melo

Gabriela Almeida

Gorete Reis

Guida Veiga

Henrique Oliveira

Hugo Folgado

Hugo Rosado

JESUS CORTES

Joana Lobo Pimentel

Joana Machorrinho

Joao Valente Nabais

Jorge Bravo

José Alberto Parraça

José Marmeleira

João Paulo Sousa

Liliana Laranjo

Luis Galhardas

MARIA ISABEL LOUREIRO

Maria Chora

Maria Isabel Pires Rosa da Costa Pinto

Maria Raquel Silva

Maria da Graça Duarte da Silva Santos

Marta M. Marques

Nuno Batalha

Nuno Mendonça

Orlando Fernandes

PEDRO AGUIAR

Pablo Carús

Patricia Ribeiro Brito

Rita Gonçalves

Rogério Henriques

Saba Abdulghani

Salomé Azevedo

Sandra Falcão

Sofia Pinheiro

Soraia Ferreira

Sérgio Laranjo