Healthy and active ageing

This multidisciplinary research group includes:

  • Psychiatrists;
  • Neurologists;
  • Rheumatologists;
  • Nurses;
  • Physical therapists;
  • Physical activity researchers;
  • Psychologists.

This research group has large expertise and experience in research and intervention in this vulnerable group and is committed to develop intervention programs at home (living labs) to increase autonomy and quality of life of older individuals.

The aim is getting a better understanding of intrinsic capacities of older people, as related to their sense of coherence and resilience, and opportunities for well-being, physical and mental health promotion. 

There is also an interest in frailty, a common clinical syndrome in older adults that carries an increased risk for poor health outcomes including falls, incident disability, hospitalization and mortality.

The research team aims to identify effective strategies to promote active and healthy ageing, in order to enjoy an independent and high quality of life, namely using information and communication technologies (ICTs). 

The research team has identified multimorbidity as highly prevalent among older age.

This research group has already developed educational tools to change lifestyles and improve chronic disease burden in this age strata using a patient-centred approach. Now they aim to test its efficacy and cost-effectiveness.


Our Researchers

Adalberto Campos Fernandes

Adelinda Araújo Candeias

Alexandre Duarte Martins

Alexandre Moniz

Ana Catarina Maia

Ana Escoval

Ana Filipa Mourão

Ana Isabel Morais

Ana Lúcia João

Ana Margarida Advinha

Ana Pedro Costa

Ana Rita Henriques

Ana Rita Lameiras

Ana Rita Matias

Ana Rita Simeão

Ana Rodrigues

Andreia Isabel Capucho dos Santos

André Bento

António Lista

Armando Raimundo

Bruno Figueira

Bruno Gonçalves

Carolina Alexandra Cabo

Carolina Santos

Catarina Gonçalves

Catarina Martins

Catarina Pedro

Celso Silva

Cláudia Janeiro

Cristina Mendes Santos

César Fonseca

Daniela Brandão

Daniela Costa

David Lopes

David Mendes

Edgar Galindo

Eduardo B. Cruz

Elisabete Alves

Ermelinda Caldeira

Felismina Mendes

Filipe Melo

Florentino Serranheira

Gabriela Almeida

Gorete Reis

Haúla Haider

Helena Arco

Helena Canhão

Helena Telles Antunes

Henrique Oliveira

Hugo Rosado

Isabel Pulido valente


Jaime Branco

Joao Valente Nabais

Jorge Bravo

José Alberto Parraça

José Marmeleira

Lara Guedes de Pinho

Liliana Laranjo

Luis Galhardas

Luís Sousa


Manuel Gonçalves Pereira

Maria Chora

Maria Conceição Balsinha

Maria Isabel Pires Rosa da Costa Pinto

Maria João Carapeto

Maria João Marques

Maria Laurência

Maria Margarida Goes

Maria Otília Zangão

Maria do Céu Mendes Marques

Maria-Jesus Chasqueira

Marta Dias

Marta M. Marques

Nuno Batalha

Nuno Mendonça


Pablo Carús

Patricia Ribeiro Brito

Paulo Sousa

Renato Oliveira

Rogério Ferreira

Rogério Henriques

Rute Dinis de Sousa

Rúben Araújo

Salomé Azevedo

Sandra Falcão

Sofia de Oliveira Martins

Soraia Ferreira

Sónia Dias