Ageing Cluster

This group is under the direction of Profª. Constança Paúl and includes 16 integrated researchers, 20 collaborators, and 31 PhD students. Research activities are held in health facilities, in social settings and in laboratories and teaching facilities of the Universities of Porto, Aveiro, Beira Interior and Madeira. The group is organized in 2 main research and practice areas: (1) Behavioural and Social Gerontology, focusing on ageing process and on politics, services and equipment for old people; (2) Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics, focusing on health and family care, mental health and dementia, and on intervention programs.

The Aging Cluster group (CINTAging) pursues research both in health centers and hospitals, and in social services and community settings. The group has a consistent work in the academic field, both nationally and internationally, and a strong applied work in Portugal through protocols with NGOs and Municipalities. The focus of the group includes attention and advocacy to healthy and active ageing (HLY), health inequalities, chronic diseases, adherence to treatment, new care model (integrated care and large efficiency gains) leading to actions toward empowerment and innovative interventions, friendly environments, financial sustainability of health and social systems, and an innovative approach to growth and market focusing on old people.

The target groups are people ageing either in the community or in institutions, and specific groups of people with frailty, disability, dementia, and centenarians, among others, that the group screens, triages, and plans personalized care, services and politics. Based on the concept of Active Ageing (WHO, 2002) and the accumulated knowledge on ageing and gerontology, which is essentially a multidisciplinary approach to the ageing process, the group is now in position to proceed with not only pilot studies but also with translation and scale up of knowledge that has been learned so far.

Integrated Members

Anabela Silva    Carlos Vaz    Constanca Paul    Daniela Figueiredo    EmíliaMoreira
Anabela
Silva
  Carlos
Vaz
  Constança
Paúl [PI]
  Daniela
Figueiredo
  Emília
Moreira

 

 Daniela Figueiredo    Laetitia Teixeira    Ignacio Martin    Joao Simoes    Lia Araújo
Filipa
Marques
  Laetitia
Teixeira
  Ignácio
Martin
  João
Lindo Simões
  Lia
Araújo

 

 Lia Fernandes    Liliana Sousa    Vera Duarte    Margarida Sobral    Maria Brandao
Lia
Fernandes
  Liliana
Sousa
  Mafalda
Duarte
  Margarida
Sobral
  Maria
Piedade Brandão

 

 Maria Azevedo    Marisa Lousada    Oscar Ribeiro    Oscar Ribeiro    Rosa Afonso
Maria
João Azevedo
  Marisa
Lousada
  Odete
Araújo
  Óscar
Ribeiro
  Rosa
Afonso

 

 Rui Costa    Sonia Martins
Rui
Dias Costa
  Sónia
Martins

Other PhD Members

  • Carla Maria Gomes Marques de Faria
  • Célia Maria Abreu de Freitas Pires
  • Elsa Maria de Oliveira Pinheiro de Melo
  • Joana Madalena Tavares Martins Guedes
  • Margarida de Melo Cerqueira
  • Pedro Manuel Carvalho Machado dos Santos
  • Rita Manuela de Almeida Barros
  • Tiago Filipe Mota Coelho
  • Zaida de Aguiar Sá Azeredo

Other researchers

  • Alexandra Mónica Almeida Miquelino Miranda
  • Ana Cristina Fernandes Lopes
  • Ana Luísa Balonas Barbosa
  • Ana Margarida de Brito Lima Coelho
  • Ana Rita Leal Ferreira
  • Augusta da Conceição da Silva Coelho Baldaia
  • Cátia da Luz Pires
  • Cinara Bos dos Santos
  • Cláudia Alexandra Teixeira Azevedo
  • Daniela Cristina de Assunção Pires da Fonte Mota Pereira
  • Daniela Filipa Soares Brandão
  • Diana Maria da Costa Bizarro Morais
  • Gorete Maria Pereira dos Santos
  • Isabel Maria Abreu Rodrigues Fragoeiro
  • Joana Filipa Paula Lourenço
  • Joana Maria Barros Barbosa
  • João Manuel Fidalgo da Silva Teixeira Viana
  • Liliana Margarida Mendes de Jesus
  • Luis Miguel Coelho de Sousa
  • Manuel José Viana Gonçalves da Costa
  • Maria do Céu Ribeiro Lamas
  • Marisa Emília Prada Belchior
  • Marlene Cristina Neves Rosa
  • Mónica Brauna Alencar Leão da Costa
  • Natália Sofia Correia Duarte
  • Patrícia Meireles Henriques de Castro
  • Raquel Gomes Biltes Garcia
  • Sara Sofia Abreu Ferreira Alves
  • Susana Filipa Ganhão Arranhado
  • Susana Paula Gomes Amorim Barbosa de Sousa
  • Teresa Silveira Lopes
  • Verónica Alexandra Poveda Padilla

 

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