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Marisa Costa is a Researcher at the Research Centre for Human Development (CEDH). She holds a degree in Clinical and Health Psychology and a PhD in Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto. Throughout her scientific career she has been involved in different projects that aim to better understand the main factors of school success and, in a multifaceted way, promote the socio-academic adjustment of children and adolescents. In recent years, she has extended the research spectrum to the areas of environment, climate change and sustainability, integrating interdisciplinary projects. Currently, she is collaborator at Regional Centre of Expertise on Educational for Sustainable Development of Porto Metropolitan Area (RCE Porto Metropolitan Area). 

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
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Da eficácia parental e familiar à eficácia individual e coletiva de alunos: Contributos para um modelo compreensivo da motivação e sucesso escolar no ensino secundário, University of Porto

Award Date: 8 Feb 2016


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