Research Group: GeriMHealth – Geriatrics & Mental Health
Thematic Line: TL2 – Clinical & Translational Research addresses
Hub: Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto
Research Areas: Psychiatry, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Gerontology, Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Neurosciences, Mental Illness, Dementia, Delirium, Psychosomatics, Chronic Respiratory Diseases
updated on 09/02/2021
Lia Paula Nogueira Sousa Fernandes is the principal investigator of the GeriMHealth group of CINTESIS.
She is a Psychiatrist, with Geriatric Competency certified by the Order of Doctors (member of the Board of the Geriatric Competency since 2021), a Psychiatrist Senior Graduate Assistant in the Clinic of Psychiatry and Mental Health (in charge of Gerontopsychiatry) of University Hospital Center of São João of Porto, and Family Therapist.
As a Member of the Executive Council of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP), she also integrates the Board of that institution. At the academic level, she is an Associate Professor with Aggregation and she is responsible for the Psychiatry and Mental Health curricular unit (Clinical Practice) of the 6th year of the Integrated Master in Medicine and for the Mental Health in the Elderly area of the Doctoral Program in Gerontology and Geriatrics at the University of Porto/University of Aveiro. She also teaches at other Universities.
Her vast curriculum includes the membership in several national and international associations and scientific societies, namely International Psychogeriatric Association/IPA (Board of Directors 2011-14/2020-22 and Expert Advisory Council since 2014); European Association of Geriatric Psychiatry/EAGP (Board since 2018); Portuguese Association of Gerontopsychiatry/APG (President 2010-13); Dementia Cerebral Aging Group Study/GEECD (Board of Directors 2008-10); Portuguese Society for Geriatrics and Gerontology/SPGG (Scientific Board since 2012); Portuguese Society of Family Therapy/SPTF (National Board 1997-00 and 2000-03); International Family Therapy Association/IFTA (Board of Directors 2009-12 and 2012-15).
She is also a member of the international network INTERDEM – Early, Timely, and Quality Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia and Porto4Ageing – Oporto Excellence Centre On Active and Healthy Aging since 2016.
She has authored several books, chapters, and scientific papers, which have been published in leading journals in her field of research.
AUTHORS: Sonia Martins ; Filipe Conceicao; Jose A Paiva; Mario R Simoes; Lia Fernandes ;
SOURCE: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY, VOLUME: 62, ISSUE: 9, PUBLISHED: 2014
TITLE: Needs in Nursing Homes and Their Relation with Cognitive and Functional Decline, Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms
AUTHORS: Ana Rita Ferreira ; Claudia Camila Dias ; Lia Fernandes ;
SOURCE: FRONTIERS IN AGING NEUROSCIENCE, VOLUME: 8, ISSUE: APR, PUBLISHED: 2016
TITLE: Delirium severity and length of hospital stay in elderly patients
AUTHORS: Martins, S; Paiva, JA; Simoes, MR; Fernandes, L ;
SOURCE: 29th Congress of the European-College-of-Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) in EUROPEAN NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, VOLUME: 26, PUBLISHED: 2016
TITLE: Determinants of frailty: the added value of assessing medication
AUTHORS: Tiago Coelho; Constanca Paul ; Robbert J J Gobbens; Lia Fernandes ;
SOURCE: FRONTIERS IN AGING NEUROSCIENCE, VOLUME: 7, ISSUE: APR, PUBLISHED: 2015
TITLE: Validation of a questionnaire (CARAT10) to assess rhinitis and asthma in patients with asthma
AUTHORS: Fonseca, JA ; Nogueira Silva, L ; Morais Almeida, M; Azevedo, L ; Sa Sousa, A ; Branco Ferreira, M;Fernandes, L ; Bousquet, J;