Project Description

The Portuguese team are based in the Chronic Diseases Research Centre (CEDOC) in the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCM-UNL). NOVA Medical School (FCM-UNL) teaches an undergraduate Medicine degree and a variety of postgraduate courses, including a PhD Programme in Medicine and in Life Sciences. The Faculty hosts two R&D FCT Units (Centre for Chronic Diseases-CEDOC and Centre for Human Molecular Genetics-CGMH). The Psychiatry and Mental Health FCM-UNL team has teaching, clinical and research activities (at CEDOC). Extensive experience in psychiatric epidemiology and mental health policy/services research includes: a) coordination of the national mental health survey in Portugal (part of the WMH Survey Initiative) b) being partner of the 10/66 Dementia Research Group and of the EAAD Project, among others c) participation in European studies (e.g. needs for care assessment in dementia and schizophrenia, family caregiving and family interventions). There is a regular collaboration with the WHO. An international master course on mental health policy and services is now in its sixth edition.

Principal investigator:

Manuel_croppedProf. Dr. Manuel Gonçalves-Pereira is a psychiatrist, family therapist, and professor of Behavioural Medicine (Nova Medical School/ FCM-UNL). He has a special interest in geriatric psychiatry (e.g. old age liaison psychiatry), having been involved in studies related to caregiving (FAMIDEM, the Lisbon study on families of people with dementia), the epidemiology of dementia and old age depression (the 10/66 DRG studies in Portugal) and needs assessment. He is member of Interdem (early and timely INTERventions in DEMentia, the European network of dementia care researchers), and affiliated to the Portuguese Psychogeriatrics Association (APG), the Portuguese Family Therapy Society (SPTF) and the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA).


Prof. Manuel Gonçalves-Pereira
Nova Medical School/Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Chronic Diseases Research Centre (CEDOC).
Email: Prof. Gonçalves-Pereira
Local web page:


Maria J. MarquesMaria J. Marques, MSc
CEDOC, NOVA Medical School / Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Alexandra FernandesAlexandra Fernandes, MD
USF Fernão Ferro mais

Bernardo Barahona CorrêaBernardo Barahona Corrêa, MD, PhD
Psychiatry and Mental Health Department, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental
Neuropsychiatry Unit, Fundação Champalimaud NMS/FCM-UNL and CEDOC



Conceição BalsinhaConceição Balsinha, MD, MSc


João GuimarãesJoão Guimarães, MD
Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa


Luísa AlvesLuísa Alves, MD
Neurology Service – Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental



Helena BárriosHelena Bárrios, MD, MSc
Hospital do Mar – Luz Saúde



Manuel Caldas de AlmeidaManuel Caldas de Almeida, MD
Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Mora
Hospital do Mar –  Luz Saúde



Teresa Alves dos ReisTeresa Alves dos Reis, MD, MSc
Psychiatry and Mental Health Department – Hospital do Espírito Santo, EPE, NMS/FCM-UNL



Ana Sá Machado
CEDOC, NOVA Medical School / Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa






FCT_H_corThis project is supported locally by funding from Fundação para a Ciência e a Technologia (FCT), under the aegis of JPND (