Team History
Mariana F. Almeida

She holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Lisbon (1989) and holds a doctorate in Public Health in 2010, in the field of Health Promotion, by the National School of Public Health of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, with the thesis «Promotion of Health after 65: Elements for an integrated aging policy ‘.

Her professional career includes functions in public administration bodies and similar, but also in projects, partnerships and associations of local development and in international networks, along with teaching activities (namely Master of Social Gerontology) and research, namely as a scholarship holder. JNICT, INIC and FCT.

From May 2011, she is a researcher at the Aging Institute, and from 2013 to 2015 she is a post-doctoral fellow at the FCT at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS-UL), where she develops the AUPE project ” Participation and Urban Built Environment Change for Healthy Aging “and coordinates the CIT-A-PE network -” Walkable Cities Forum, Cities for (All) People “, member of the European Innovation Partnership for Active and Healthy Aging – D4 Age-Friendly Environments.

Her main research interests are in the area of ​​health promotion and aging, including factors of the physical environment / urban context (mobility, pedonality) influencing the well-being and participation of older people; integrated interventions promoting cities “for all ages”; inequalities and social determinants of the health of the elderly; local health and aging observatories.