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6 Years
30 Jul 2020
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry R/A-Ef 1037/2011 de 18-03-2011
Update registry R/A-Ef 1037/2011/AL01 de 18-03-2015
School of Sociology and Public Policy
Sedas Nunes Building (Building I), room 1E03
(+351) 210 464 015
9:30 - 18:00
Lectured in Portuguese
Teaching Type In person

Faculty for (2023/2024)

Modernity and the Social Question
PhD in Sociology from Iscte- Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Iscte-IUL) in 2023. I studied the political appropriation of the notion of resilience and its role in transforming the European social model in the aftermath of the 2007/8 financial crisis and the global pandemic crisis in 2020, presenting a dissertation with the title: Everything is not gonna be alright: contributions to a critical perspective on social resilience. Graduated in Sociology in 2004 and finished a Master in Urban Studies in 2010, in both cases from Iscte-IUL. I am currently an integrated researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (Cies-IUL), integrating the line of research “Inequalities, Work and Well Being”, and guest assistant professor at Iscte-IUL, integrated in the Department of Political Science and Policies Public (ESPP). I am a researcher in studies in the areas of poverty and social inequalities, social protection, employment, and education, with an emphasis on evaluating policies aimed at reducing poverty and increasing the qualifications of disadvantaged social groups. I am co-author of articles in national and international publications, such as: “Labor relations under hardship in Europe: contributions for social resilience theory” (2023), “Fighting poverty in times of crisis in Europe: Is resilience a hidden resource for social policy?” (2022), “Welfare State Development in Portugal: From “Stage Zero” to the Post-Crisis “Leftist” Compromise against Austerity” (2019), “Crisis and Poverty in Portugal: resilience or social protection?” (2018), “Resilience: Moving from a “heroic” notion to a sociological concept” (2017), among others. My main research interests are: poverty, social inequalities and resilience; public policies; economic sociology and political economy; and education.
Descriptive Data Analysis
Family Law and Child
Bibliographical Research and Information Analysis
Ana Rita Coelho is researcher at Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES, ISCTE-IUL). She completed her PhD in Sociology at ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon in 2019, with the thesis "Seniors 2.0:  digital inclusion in the network society". In 2008 she completed her master's thesis on the audiences of science museums. Between 2004 and 2014 she participated in a wide range of research projects as research assistant of CIES-IUL. Her main areas of research are sociology of science and technology, ways of life and public policies, and literacy and education.
Society and Social Policy
  Em 2019 foi nomeado membro do Conselho Nacional de Políticas de Solidariedade e da Segurança Social (CNPSSS) do MTSSS.
Social Work Placement II | Seminar Social Work Profissional Pratices | Social Work with Adults and Elderly | Theory and History of Social Work
Elsa Justino, a Portuguese Social Worker, holds a PhD in Social Work, with a Master's degree and a degree in the same area. She's an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Policies at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) and an integrated research member at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES/Iscte - IUL). From 2019 to 2022, she was on the Board of the Hospital Center in the Portuguese region of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (CHTMAD). From 2016 to 2022, she was an Invited Professor at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD). Among other leading positions, she was a University Administrator at the UTAD and Manager of the University Social Services (2008-2019), Head of Office of the Secretary of State for Employment and Vocational Training (2006-2008), Deputy Director of the Directorate General for Higher Education from 2002 to 2006 (Ministry of Science Technology and Higher Education) and Vice-President of the Student Support Fund (Ministry of Education) from 1998 to 2002.
Social Classes and Stratification
Born in Luanda, Angola, in 1959. Holds a BA (1983) and a PhD (2001) in Sociology by ISCTE-IUL. Full Professor at the Department of Sociology of ISCTE-IUL and Senior Researcher of CIES-IUL.  Former Vice-Rector for Research of ISCTE-IUL (2014-2018). Former member of the General Council of ISCTE-IUL (2013-2018). Former Director of CIES-IUL (2006-2014). Former Director of the Doctoral Program in Sociology (2011-2014). Founder and former Director of Mundos Sociais publisher (2010-2014). Long record of research and publication on social classes and inequalities; migration and ethnicity; youth; sociology of sociology; economic and cultural value of the Portuguese language. Supervised or co-supervised 14 doctoral thesis and 31 master dissertations. Started a professional career at the Instituto de Estudos para o Desenvolvimento (1984-1986) and entered ISCTE-IUL as Assistente Estagiário in 1985. Research Assistant at the Institute for Social Sciences, Lisbon University (1987-1989).
Society and Social Policy
Social Work Placement I | Laboratory: Ethics and Profession in Social Work | Seminar Community and Groups Intervention
Helena Belchior Rocha has a PhD in Social Work, is an Assistant professor at ISCTE- University Institute of Lisbon in the Department of Political Science and Public Policies and deputy director of the Transversal Skills Laboratory. Integrated researcher at CIES, Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, linked to national and international research projects, namely 2 from Marie Curie Actions. Author of papers and communications at national and international congresses, in the areas of social work theory and methodology, environment, sustainability, community Intervention, ethics, human rights, social policies and Well-being, education and soft skills. Member of the Editorial Board of national/international journals.
Organization, Management, Planning and Evaluation in Social Work | Social Work Methods of Intervention | Social Work with Adults and Elderly
Inês Casquilho-Martins is a social worker with a Master's and PhD in Social Work. She is Assistant Professor at Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon and researcher at the Center for Research and Studies in Sociology at Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon (CIES-Iscte) and at the Lusíada Research Center on Social Work and Social Intervention (CLISSIS) - Lusíada University.  She was Online Learning's technical and pedagogical coordinator for the promotion, preparation, production and dissemination of iscte e-learning courses (2017-2019). 
Introduction to Social Psychology
I have a Degree in Psychology from the University of Lisbon in 1990, and since 1993 I have developed my academic career at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Master in Management and Human Resource Policy, 1995;  PhD in Social Psychology in 2001, Habilitation in 2010) and my research activities at the ISCTE-IUL Center for Research and Social Intervention. My research focuses mainly on the factors and mechanisms that explain the legitimacy of injustice and victimization, including the phenomenon of "blaming the victim". This research is theoretically framed by the Belief in a Just World Theory, whose development and consolidation I have contributed to, especially in what refers to the legitimation of the injustices that happen to the members of our group. I have also developed research on the predictive value of the fundamental need to perceive the world as just to various indicators of well-being. My research has been published in international and national journals,  and has also been done in collaboration with master and doctoral students under my supervision.    
Descriptive Data Analysis
Assistant Professor at ISCTE-IUL and CIES and had completed his MSc and PhD in  Demography by FCSH of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Member of the Associação Portuguesa de Demografia. Author of 20 scientific articles and 10 book chapters about 20 demographic topics as: fertility, contraception, mortality, migrations and demographic projections
Social Work with Children, Youth and Families
Jorge Ferreira, Doutor em Serviço Social na especialidade de Serviço Social, Politicas Sociais e Sociedade, (Aprovado com Distinção e Louvor) realizado em associação entre ISCTE/ISSSL, sobre o tema: Serviço Social e Modelos de Bem-Estar para a Infância. Modus Operandi do Assistente Social na Promoção da Protecção à Criança e à Família. Mestrado em Serviço Social sobre o tema, Intervenção Social e Intervenção Judicial no problema Criança Maltratada. Relação e/ou Intersecção (ISSSL:1998), após a Licenciatura em Serviço Social (ISSSL: 1990). Realização de um curso pós-graduado no Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada - História das Ideias e das grandes Doutrinas em criminologia (ISPA: 1993), frequência do ano Zero «Abordagem Sistémica» do curso de Terapia Familiar (Associação Portuguesa de terapia Familiar: 1997), realização de provas de Aptidão Pedagógica e Capacidade Científica (ISSSL: 2000) sobre o tema, Mediação e Intervenção Social em Justiça. Realização de Formação Prática de aprofundamento após Licenciatura no estrangeiro, em Reabilitação Psiquiátrica na Fundação de Waterheuvel, Amsterdão / Holanda (1993), em Reabilitação Psiquiátrica na Société Parisiene d?aide á lá Santé mental - SPASM .Paris (1993); Reinserção e Integração Profissional na Scotish Association for mental healt . Escócia (1994). Participação em programas e projectos de investigação nas áreas da Transferência dos perfis de acção, formação, para desenvolvimento da relação de ajuda aos públicos em situação de abandono (Crianças, Adolescentes) ; Trabalho Social na Europa. Modelo Comparativo em Línguas Românicas e nos domínios do Sistema de Protecção à Criança; Direitos da Criança, politicas sociais de Infância e Intervenção Social com Famílias. Tem 13 artigos científicos publicados e várias comunicações em seminários nacionais e internacionais e comunicações em congressos. Colaborador da Revista Katálisis (revista semestral com circulação em países de língua hispânica e em Portugal dirigida a Assistentes Sociais e Profissionais de áreas afins, Professores, Investigadores). Professor de diferentes Unidades Curriculares ao nível de 1º e 2º Ciclo. Professor Visitante na Universidade Complutense de Madrid (Escuela de Trabajo Social), e na Universidade de Granada (Escuela de Trabajo Social), colaborador com instituições de ensino superior em Portugal (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa . ISCTE) e nos programas de cooperação científica de docentes da Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa (Instituto Politécnico da Guarda, Instituto Politécnico de Beja, Universidade dos Açores). No ano de 2009, Acreditado Avaliador Externo das Novas oportunidades. Vogal de Júri do concurso de dirigente de grau intermédio de 2º grau da Administração Pública. Coordenador pedagógico e cientifico e professor do Curso de Especialização Tecnológica (CET) «Acolhimento em Instituição». (2008/2010). Várias participações no âmbito do Programa Socrates Erasmus (mobilidade de professores) com Universidades Europeia: Complutense de Madrid Espanha, universidade de Kalmar Suécia, Universidade de Mastrich, Holanda, Universidade Bicocca Milão Itália e Universidade de Granada Espanha. Áreas Cientificas de Formação: Teoria e Metodologia do Serviço Social, Teoria Critica e Serviço Social, Investigação em Serviço Social, Seminários de Prática em Serviço Social, Avaliação de Programas de Politicas Sociais, Serviço Social Internacional; metodologias de Investigação, Metodologias Especificas de Intervenção em Gerontologia Social, intervenção Social em Situações de Risco, Intervenção Social com Famílias Maltratantes, intervenção em Rede, Comportamentos Desviantes, Introdução à Criminologia e Vitimologia.
Laboratory in Social Work Settings and Fields
PhD in Social Work from ISCTE-IUL on the subject of "Hospital accreditation and good professional practice"; Specialisation in Family Mediation and Conflict Management and a degree in Social Work from the Lisbon Higher Institute of Social Work. Visiting Assistant Professor at ISCTE-IUL. She teaches on the 1st Cycle of Study of the Degree in Social Work, and on the PG in Social Work in Health.  She has supervised Master's and PhD research projects.  Social Worker at CHULC, She is part of several research projects: Validation of SWAAT instruments; IEXPAC for the Portuguese population. Creation and validation of quality indicators in healthcare in partnership with the ACSS; Member of the Join Action transfer of best praCtices In pRimary CarE (CIRCE-JA), from 2023 to 2025. She is a member of the PAFIC and APSS bodies; Her areas of research interest are: social work and health systems; hospital discharge planning; quality and good practice; innovation, the psychosocial impact of illness and operational tools to support professional practice and the integration of care.   
Laboratory: Ethics and Profession in Social Work
Maria Inês Amaro is PhD in Social Work and MA in Communication, Culture and Information Technology. Professor at the bachelor, master and doctorate in Social Work at University Institute of Lisbon. She co-ordinated Social Work bachelor and master degree at Catholic University of Portugal. Supervises master and PhD dissertations and thesis in Social Work. She is researcher at the CIES-IUL, Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology and reviewer of UCE (Catholic University Press) for Social Work publications. She founding member of the European Association for Social Work Research was part of the host committee for the 6th European Conference for Social Work Research (Lisbon, 2016). Has research interests in the areas of theory and practice of Social Work, Social Policy and Social Work, Society and Technology and Labour and Social Exclusion. Consultant in the area of social planning and evaluation. Author of books, chapters and articles in the above-mentioned fields. Since 2019, commissioner at the Institute of Social Security, where is Head of Social Development Department, with national responsibilities over the impkmentation and development of public policy in the fields of children and youth, cooperation with third sector and charities, and socialintervention. President of the National Commission of the National System for Child Early intervention; of the National Council for Adoption (years 2024-2026); evaluation jury for Programa Escolhas (projects to prevent and combat youth delinquency), 2023 edition; is member of the National Council of Cooperation; Single Operational Group, for the reception of asylum-seekers; of the National Council for Migrations; of the Commission for Inclusive Policies for People with Disabilities; of the executive group for the Implementation, Monitoring and Assessment of the National Strategy for the Integration of People Experiencing Homelessness, and, among others,of the Follow-up Commission of the National Strategy for Fighting Poverty; is the national oficial link to civil protection.
Social Work Placement I | Social Work with Children, Youth and Families
Maria João Pena holds a PhD in Social Work, MA in Sociology and bachelor degree in Social Work. Director bachelor degree in Social Work is also professor at master and doctorate program. She is a researcher in CIES-IUL (Centre for research and studies in Sociology). The research interests are in Theory and Epistemology of social work , social work practices with children and families, at school and in disability.
Research Methods and Techniques in Social Sciences
Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at Iscte-IUL and Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (since 2014). Marie Curie Fellow at LSE (2016-2018) (with Marie Curie Individual Fellowship) and Fulbright Scholar at Cornell University (New York) (2015-16) (with a Fulbright Scholarship). PhD in Science and Technology Studies (STS) at University College London (UCL) (2011), and Teaching Assistant (TA) for courses in Science Communication and Science Policy at UCL (2008-2012). Trainer at Esconet (European Network for Science Communication, EU funded project), training scientists how to communicate with publics (2009-12). Before my PhD, I worked for the European Commission (EC), at the DG Research, Infrastructures Unit, Brussels. Research interests: science communication, public understanding of science, science policy and research methods for social sciences. Current research focusses on institutional communication of science with society. Main awards and recognitions: International award from Euroscience: European Young Researcher Award' Laureate (EYRA) (2016) Recognition in the Book Ciência Viva 'Mulheres na Ciência' (2019) I am currently Member of the International Science Council (ISC) expert advisory panel on the Public Value of Science.   Main recent and ongoing international projects: 1. PI (Principal Investigator) for the project ‘MORE-PE: Mobilising Resources for Public Engagement’ (2016-2021). Funding: €170.000, FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia).  2. PI (Principal Investigator) for the project 'OPEN: Organisational Public Engagement with Science and Technology' (2019-2023). Funding: €250.000, FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia). The MORE-PE and OPEN studies have been implemented in Portugal, Italy, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, the USA, Turkey, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan and China (mainland) to study science communication within institutional environments.  3. WP Leader for the EU funded project "POIESIS: Probing the impact of integrity and integration on societal trust in science" with a focus on research integrity and public trust in science in seven countries: Germany, France, Denmark, Greece, Portugal, Spain and the UK (2023 2025). Funding: €1.2M, European Commission (EC).  Website: 4. Co-PI at Iscte for the study 'Public Opinion about Radan' (part of the EC project RadoNorm) in collaboration with APA (Associação Portuguesa do Ambiente) implemented under the protocol "Implementation of the National Plan for Radan" jointly with the partners: Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr Ricardo Jorge (INSA), Universidade de Coimbra (UC), Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC), Direção-Geral da Saúde (DGS), and Instituto Português de Acreditação (IPAC) (2023 - on). Funding: €150.000, APA Fundo Ambiental (FA). 5. PI of the study "Public attitudes and trust in Blockchain technology for Health" part of the project Blockchain.PT (PRR-RE-C05-i01.02: Agendas/Alianças verdes para a Inovação Empresarial) (2023-2026). Funding: €48M (€1.2M Iscte); PRR - Plano de Recuperação e Resilência e União Europeia ao abrigo do programa NextGenerationEU. 6. PI in Portugal for the project “Copy and Paste in (Digital) Science Communication: Praktiken von Churnalism and Verantwortungszuschreibungen [CoPaDiSC]” led by Dr. Lars Guenther from University of Hamburg. Comparative research on university press releases in four countries: Germany (University of Hamburg), Portugal (Iscte-IUL), South Africa (Stellenbosh University) and Israel (Tecnion-Israel Institute of Technology) (2024-2027). Funding: €597.548; BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)   Speaker in international events: I have been often invited to speak at international conferences including in China, Japan, Brazil and Europe, and as expert in discussions in the field (e.g. Bellagio Centre/Rockefeller Foundation, Como Lake, Italy (2018 and 2022), Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (2018), San Francisco, USA). Recent book published by Routledge (2022): 'Public Communication of Research Universities: ‘Arms-race’ for visibility or science substance?’, Routledge 
Social Work Placement II
PhD with international mention by the University of Huelva (Spain) in the Department of Sociology and Social Work. Full-time Social Work Assistant Professor at ISCTE- University Institute of Lisbon teaching different courses at the bachelors, masters and PhD Social Work programs. He holds the position of Master's Program Director in Social Work. He is an integrated researcher of CIES-IUL, Agora Group (UHU) and Member of the Migration Research Center (CIM: UHU). His areas of interest are linked to Immigration (Superdiversity, Interculturalism, Mixed Couples, and Cultural Heritage in Children); Social Work Education; Social Exclusion, Human Rights and Social Work; and Digital Social Work.
Social Rights and Social Change
Personality Theories
Approaches to Psychopathology
Seminar Community and Groups Intervention
Master in Demography and Sociology of Population and PhD in Sociology from Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. Associate Professor at the Department of Social Research Methods (DMPS) and Researcher at CIES-Iscte, in the Family, Generations and Health research line. Co-coordinator of the Laboratory of Social Studies on Birth - of the Pedagogical Council of Iscte.Member of the Scientific Committee of the Department of Social Research Methods, School of Sociology and Public Policy (ESPP).President of the Jury of the M23 competition of the ESPP, and member of the Scientific Committee of the special competitions for access to Iscte, which contributes to the design of training and monitoring responses for an increasingly diverse student body, aiming to improve access conditions and the academic and social experience of students (from 2019 to 2023).Areas of research interest: Demography, Sociology of Population and Sociology of Birth and Maternity.Co-coordinator of an international cooperation project in the area of Education and Higher Education with the Amílcar Cabral University in Guinea-Bissau.Researcher in the projects FEMINA, EQUALS4COVID19, ERASMUS+ Education and Training, and member of the team responsible for the elaboration of the Strategic Plan for Intermunicipal Development of Education in Alto Alentejo, the Strategic Educational Plan of Baixo Alentejo and Municipal Educational Charters.
Sociological Theory: Major Schools of Thought
School of Sociology and Public Policy
Sedas Nunes Building (Building I), room 1E03
(+351) 210 464 015
9:30 - 18:00
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