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Joana R. Rato, completed her Doctorate in Health Sciences in 2014 from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa - UCP (Portugal) and, in 2006, earned the DEA in the Doctorate Program in Clinical Neuropsychology from the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain). Since 2003, had a degree in Educational Psychology. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences and Nursing and an integrated researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Health at the UCP. Between articles, chapters, and books, JRR presents to date more than 30 production indicators. The total number of publications indexed in SCOPUS is thirteen (13), and in the last five (5) years ten (10) articles have been published. She co-supervised 2 doctoral theses in cognitive science and currently co-supervises 5 students (3 with FCT scholarships). She supervised 17 master's dissertations in neuropsychology and supervises 6 students. She received 1 award(s) and/or honors. She collaborates on funded projects with municipalities, schools, and has an extensive outreach activity with participations in the media, and makes podcasts and articles for the ED-ON science communication platform of the Iniciativa Educaçã In its Ciência Vitae curriculum, the most frequent terms in the context of scientific production are: Neurosciences and Education; Neuromyths; Practice-based evidence; Neuropsychological assessment; Executive functions; Emerging math skills. Scientific Domain/Area: Health Sciences; Cognitive Neurosciences; Education.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

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