08 Mar Lara Sofia Rodrigues de Sousa Fernandes Carneiro
Lara Carneiro finished her PhD in 2017 in the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro. She was a PhD Fellow (SFRH/BD/84988/2012) by the Foundation for Science and Technology. In 2014 the Portuguese Olympic Committee and the Millennium BCP Foundation awarded her with the first prize of Psychology and Pedagogy in Sports with the investigation “Exercise as a complementary treatment of pharmacotherapy in patients with clinical depression“.
She was awarded an honorable mention by achieving high-level standards as a young Researcher under the scope of The Research Centre in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development (CIDESD), throughout 2016.
Lara Carneiro has experience in designing, delivering and evaluating exercise programs for people experiencing mental illness across public mental health settings. Her key area of research is utilizing physical activity to improve both mental and physical health of people experiencing mental illnesses.
Currently she is Adjunct Professor at the Higher Institute of Educational Sciences (ISCE Douro) and collaborates with the University Institute of Maia (ISMAI), and has been a Guest Assistant Professor since 2017.