Research Team

Isabel Fernandes (P.I. 2009 -Julho 2022) (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon)

Isabel Fernandes (PhD – 1988; Habilitation – 2007) was a Full Professor at the Department of English Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon. She also created and coordinates the international and interdisciplinary Programme on Narrative & Medicine since 2009, known as Project in Medical Humanities, from 2018 onwards. She is PI (Principal Investigator) of SHARE – Saúde e Humanidades Actuando em REde / Health and Humanities Acting Together, funded by FCT (June 2018 – June 2021). She has published extensively in the fields of her expertise, namely, English Literature, Narratology, Inter-art Studies and, more recently, Narrative Medicine. Among her more recent publications are the following books: Olhar a Escrita: Para uma Introdução ao Estudo da Literatura na Universidade (2004), Critical Dialogues: Slow Readings of English Literary Texts (2011), Literatura: a (in)disciplina na intersecção dos saberes e das artes (2011). She coordinated and coedited the following volumes: Creative Dialogues: Narrative and Medicine (2015), Contar (com) a Medicina (first published in 2015; revised and extended editions in 2016 and 2018), and Entrecruzares Bioéticos (2020).


ORCID: 0000-0003-1679-141X.


Teresa Casal (P.I.) (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon)

Teresa Casal (PhD in Literary Studies, 2007) – Associate Professor in English at the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, where she lectures in Irish Studies, Literary Translation and Medical Humanities. She also teaches in Medical Humanities and Narrative Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Lisbon. She is a researcher at ULICES - University of Lisbon Centre for Lisbon Studies, where she coordinated research group 4 – Other Literatures and Cultures in English and launched the project RHOME - Representations of Home (2012-2022). She has been a member of the Project in Medical Humanities (initially in Narrative Medicine) since its inception (2009). Her research focuses on fictional and autobiographical narratives and the ethics and aesthetics of telling and listening/reading. Among other publications, she co-edited Global Perspectives on Probing Narratives in Healthcare (2023), Contar (com) a Medicina (2015; 2016; 2018), an anthology of literature related to healthcare, and Beyond Diagnosis: Relating Person to Patient, Patient to Person (2014).


ORCID: 0000-0002-6741-406X


Cecilia Beecher Martins (Co-P.I.) (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon)

Cecilia Beecher Martins (PhD, 2012) is Assistant Professor in the English Studies Department where she teaches American Studies, Film & Literary and Narrative Medicine. She also teaches on film at the Medical School of the University of Lisbon. She has been a Researcher at ULICES (RG3: American Studies since 2007 and the Medical Humanities Project since its inception). She has published chapters on Narrative Medicine and American Studies including “Narrative Medicine Methods Applied to Film in Healthcare Education” (2023, IGI Global) and “Bartleby: ‘A Bit of Wreck’ Lost at Sea as Captain Ahab?” (2022, Peter Lang). She has also co-edited volumes on film Cinematic Narratives: Transatlantic Perspectives (2017, Edições Húmus) and Narrative Medicine Creative Dialogues: Narrative and Medicine (2015, Cambridge Scholars Publishing).



Adelino Dias Cardoso (CHAM - Centre for the Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon)

Adelino Cardoso. With a Ph.D from the University of Lisbon, he is currently Integrated Investigator at CHAM-Centre for the Humanities. His research interests comprise Modern philosophy, Portuguese thought, phenomenology, history and philosophy of medicine. He directed interdisciplinary projects such as: “Philosophy, medicine and society” (2007-2011); “The concept of nature in the medico-philosophical thought at the transition from the 17th to the 18th Century” (2012-2015); “Medical Art and scientific intelligibility in the Archipathologia (1614) by Filipe Montalto” (2013-2015). He is a researcher in the project on Narrative Medicine (CEAUL), since the beginning (2011), and coordinates, with Teresa Lousa, the Seminar “Modes of melancholy”, launched in November 2021. He has published many books and articles, namely Leibniz segundo a expressão (1992), Fulgurações do eu. Indivíduo e Singularidade no pensamento do Renascimento (2002), Vida e percepção de si. Figuras da Subjectividade no século XVII (2008), and Labirinto do eu (2019). He is a member of the Ethics Committee of Instituto Português de Oncologia and of the Ethics Council of Champalimaud Foundation.


ORCID: 0000-0003-1679-141X.


Afonso Miguel Cavaco (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon)

Afonso Miguel Cavaco is an associate professor with aggregation in Socio-Pharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon (FFUL). He holds a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences (FFUL), a Master’s degree in Community Pharmacy (FFUL) and a PhD in Pharmacy Practice and Policy (UCL, UK). Afonso completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Health Communication as a Fulbright Fellow at the Bloomberg School of Public Health (Johns Hopkins Uni, USA). He is currently a lecturer at FFUL, responsible for undergraduate teaching in pharmacy practice and postgraduate courses where he teaches healthcare communication. He was a full-time lecturer at the University of Oslo (Norway) and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Tartu (Estonia) and Vilnius University (Lithuania). He has published extensively in clinical communication regarding health technologies usage, counselling and patient education for rational drug use. Afonso’s primary research interests include client-health professional interaction studies and research in written health information, mainly concerning patient safety and the humanization of care. Recent publications include articles on the robustness of qualitative research, communication in oncology, ethical aspects in pharmacy practice and narrative in pharmacy education.


ORCID: 0000-0001-8466-0484.


Alda Correia (NOVA FCSH)

Alda Correia (PhD – 1999; Habilitation - 2018) is an Assistant Professor at NOVA FSCH, where she has been teaching Comparative Literature and Translation Studies. She is an integrated member of ULICES - Centre for English Studies of the University of Lisbon and an associate member of  IELT - NOVA FCSH. Her areas of interest include comparative literature, history and theory of the short story, regionalist literature, and recently, medical humanities. : “Illness as journey: narrative medicine in the patient quest” (2014); “Narrating to improve, narrating to survive” (2013); Narrative and Space: Across Short Story Landscapes and Regional Places (2017) are among her recent publications. She was also part of the organising team of Contar (com) a Medicina ( 2016 e 2018).


ORCID: 0000-0003-2847-7057.


António Barbosa (School of Medicine, University of Lisbon)

António José Feliciano Barbosa has degrees in Medicine (FMUL), Anthropology (ISCSP-UTL) and Sociology (ISCTE), with a European Masters in Bioethics and in Legal Psychiatry. At the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, he is Full Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the University Clinic of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Director of the Center for Bioethics, Center of Palliative Care and Academic Center for Studies and Intervention on Grief, and is Coordinator of the Scientific Committee of Masters in Palliative Care and Psychopathology. He is also the Coordinator of the Commission for Monitoring the Implementation of the Differentiated Intervention Model in Extended Mourning of the Ministry of Health. Author of the books Medicina Centrada na Relação: Contributos para a Educação Médica (Medicine Centered on Relationship: Contributions to Medical Education) (2018) and Fazer o Luto (Mourning) (2016). He is also editor and co-editor of several books and scientific articles published in national and international indexed journals.


ORCID: 0000-0001-7152-2373.


António Duarte (Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon)

António Manuel Duarte is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon, performing teaching and research activities in the field of Educational Psychology and Psychology of Art. He has been teaching at several foreign universities under the Erasmus program and has several publications in books and articles in national and international journals, belonging to the editorial board of several scientific journals. He participated in several research projects funded by the European Commission, by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) of Portugal, and by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MCI) in Spain. He was a member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon. He was a consultant at UNESCO and the Organization of Iberian-American States (OEIA). He is a member of several international research groups. He has been supervising several Masters and PhD theses.

ORCID: 0000-0002-9497-7204.


Brian Hurwitz (King's College London)

Brian Hurwitz worked as an academic general practitioner in central London for over 30 years. He was Professor of Primary Care and General Practice at Imperial College London and moved to King’s College London in 2002 to take up the Chair of Medicine and the Arts. At King’s he codirects the Centre for the Humanities and Health, a research unit offering training at PhD and postdoctoral levels for humanities and clinically trained students ( His research interests include narrative studies in relation to medical practice, ethics, law, and the logic and literary form of clinical case reports, and his current work examines the possibilities contemporary clinical case reports offer – circumscribe and constrain - for representing the figures and voices of patients in today’s discourses of medical knowledge. Recent publications include What Archie Cochrane Learnt from a single case (2017), Narrative constructs in modern clinical case reporting (2017), The Status of “Nonmotor” Features of the Malady in An Essay on the Shaking Palsy (1817) (2017) and Towards a narrative cardiology: exploring, holding and re-presenting narratives of heart disease (2019) (co-authored).


ORCID: 0000-0002-6951-2544.


Carmen Caeiro (Health School, Polythecnic Institute of Setúbal)

Carmen Caeiro works as an Assistant Professor at the Health School of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, where she is involved in the undergraduate and post-graduate training of physiotherapists. She qualified as a physiotherapist with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy from the Health School of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal and then completed her PhD in Physiotherapy from the Clinical Research Centre for Health Professions at the University of Brighton, in the United Kingdom. Her PhD dissertation was based on an interpretative phenomenological analysis of Portuguese individuals` experiences and perceptions of chronic low back pain. Since then, part of her work has been focused on designing, implementing and evaluating stratified care for patients living with low back pain (ex. Interdisciplinary stratified care for low back pain: a qualitative study on the acceptability, potential facilitators and barriers to implementation, 2019). In the scope of SHARE, she has been studying the impact of incorporating fibromyalgia patients` narratives into their treatment, particularly on the delivery of educational approaches. She has also carried out research in the scope of physiotherapy education. In particular, she has studied the contribution of educational approaches based on arts and literature on the development of clinical reasoning and patient-centred care (ex. Promoting patient-centered practice in physiotherapy undergraduate programme. Arts, literature and health: thinking and practicing medical humanities, 2019).


ORCID: 0000-0002-5704-7358


Filipe Castro Mesquita (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon)

Filipe Castro Mesquita is a psychologist, a researcher at CICPSI (Research Center for Psychological Science) and a grantee on Project SHARE. He completed a Master's degree on Educational Psychology in 2016, and is currently working on his Interuniversity PhD Programme in Educational Psychology. He's been doing several scientific communications on the topics of Educational Psychology, Psychology of Art and Education in Rural Contexts, fields in which he's been participating in research projetcs.



Francisco Sobral do Rosário (Luz Hospital)

Francisco Sobral do Rosário is a MD, with the specialty of Endocrinology. He is the director of the Department of Endocrinology at Hospital da Luz - Lisbon and works at the Endocrinology Service of the Diabetes Porrtugal. He has a special interest in Therapeutic Education and Medical Humanities. Author of four books in the field of Diabetes and Chronic Disease. Representative elected by Portugal in the DESG (Diabetes Education Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) in the 2011-2014 triennium. The articles "Anamnesis Versus Life History in Understanding the Suffering of the Other" (2018) and "A Randomized Trial of the Close Reading and Creative Writing Program: An Alternative Educational Method for Adult Group Care Intervention" (2020 - co-author) are among his recent publications.


ORCID: 0000-0002-6682-0867.


Gérard Danou (Doctor and essayist)

Gérard Danou is a doctor in medicne and letters (HDR - cultural history) and is a retired hospital physician and associate researcher - Paris-Diderot, Paris VII. His works deal with the subject of language in medical practice, with writers-doctores such as Arthur Schnitzler, Jean Reverzy, L-F Destouches-Céline...and also the poet Henri Michaux. His publications include: Le corps souffrant – Littérature et médecine (1994), the co-organisation of the colloquium Henri Michaux est-il seul? (2000), Littérature et médecine ou Les pouvoirs du récit (2001), Langue, récit, littérature dans l'éducation médicale, (pr. F. Dagognet) (2007 e 2016) and "Raconter la douleur?" in Colloque "La souffrance en Europe (17e -18e siècles)" (2018).



Joana Corrêa Monteiro (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon)

Joana Corrêa Monteiro is a research associate at ULICES- Centre for English Studies, University of Lisbon, working in Project SHARE - Health and Humanities Acting Together, and an Assistant Professor (adjunct) of Ethics at Nova SBE. She holds a PhD (2016) and an MA (2009) in Literary Theory from the University of Lisbon, and a BA in Philosophy (2007) from NOVA University of Lisbon. Her main research interests are Ethics, Philosophy and Literature., and she has been working on the relations they establish. Recent publications include a review of Anti-doxa by Sousa Dias (Brotéria, March 2020) and a book chapter called "Jane and Alasdair: Jane Austen and her novels in Alasdair MacIntyre’s work" waits publishing. 


ORCID: 0000-0002-8051-5666.


João Almeida Flor (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon)

João Almeida Flor is a retired Full Professor and an expert in English Language and Literature, having developed his scientific activities in Comparative Literature, Anglo-Portuguese Cultural Relations and Reception and Literary Translation Studies. He is a full member of the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies, in the Reception Studies and Descriptive Studies in Translation Research Group. In his vast published work, the volume T.S. Eliot: Prufrock e outras Observações (2005) and the editorial coordination of Shakespeare Entre Nós (2009) stand out.


Joaquim de Oliveira Lopes (Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa - ESEL)

Joaquim Manuel de Oliveira Lopes is Coordinator Professor at ESEL - Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa. He coordinates the CIDNUR Fundamental Research Group (Lisbon Centre for Research, Innovation and Development in Nursing – ESEL). He holds a PhD in Nursing (UL), an MA in Human Ecology and Contemporary Social Problems (UNL) and a postgraduate in Mental Health (ICBAS-UP) and in Life Histories/Autobiographical Method (ESEnfermagem Maria Fernanda Resende and University of Genéve). He holds a BA in Nursing and specialised in Mental and Psychiatric Health, and he has received training in Psychoanalytic Therapy and Counselling.  He coordinates the MA in Mental and Psychiatric Health at ESEL. He teaches mental health, therapeutic relation and phenomenological research in nursing and health. He has participated in numerous scientific meetings and has published extensively on the subjects of mental health and therapeutic relation. 




José Guimarães (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon)

José Guimarães worked as a Portuguese teacher until 2014. He graduated in Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Oporto, in 1990. He holds a Masters Degree in Portugues Studies from the University of Aveiro (2013), with a dissertation entitled "O "sentimento de si" e do mundo: M. Yourcenar e M. T. Horta em confronto", where he worked under the scientific supervision of Maria Hermínia Laurel. He holds a PhD from the University of Minho (2019), where he studied under the scientific supervision of Maria do Rosário Girão e Maria Hermínia Laurel, and he wrote his dissertation on Marguerite Yourcenar. At the moment, he is working on a postdoc in Medical Humanities, under the supervision of Maria de Jesus Cabral, in the Project of Medical Humanities, where he is developing a project with the title “Dilater le coeur de l'Homme à la mesure de toute la vie: Yourcenar na confluência entre as Humanidades e a Saúde” [“Dilater le coeur de l'Homme à la mesure de toute la vie: Yourcenar at the confluency between Humanities and Health].

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Luís Madeira (School of Medicine, University of Lisbon)

Luís Madeira, 40 years old, develops his career in four synchronous strands. A psychiatrist with a degree in Medicine from the University of Lisbon in 2008, he is currently coordinator of the Psychiatry Department at the CUF Descobertas Hospital and President-Elect of the Portuguese Society of Psychiatry and Mental Health. He holds a Master's degree in Philosophy from the University of Central Lancashire and a PhD in Medicine - Philosophy of Psychiatry. He is Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Deontology and of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University. He is currently serving his second term as a counsellor of the National Ethics Council for Life Sciences. He is also a Psychotherapist by the Portuguese Society of Client-Centred Psychotherapy and Person-Centred Approach. He has presented more than two hundred national and international communications and has 40 publications to his name.




Manuel Silvério Marques (Centre for Philosophy, University of Lisbon)

Manuel Silvério Marques is clinical haematologist, who has recently retired from Instituto Português de Oncologia. He holds a PhD in Philosophy of Medicine from the University of Lisbon, where he taught Medical Art, History of Ideas and History of Medicine, and he is currently a researcher at the Centre for Philosophy, University of Lisbon. He is a former member of the Philosophy of Knowledge Group, directed by Fernando Gil. He participated in several national and international Research Projects on Philosophy of Medicine, History of Science, and History of Medicine. He lead the Project of edition of 4 volumes with previously unpublished works by Dr. José Pinto de Azeredo (Rio, 1764 – Lisboa, 1810), funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. With Jorge Melo and José M. Pereira de Almeida, he launched the first Health Ethics Committee (at Instituto Português de Oncologia), and was a full member of several Ethics Committees, including the National Council of Ethics for Life Sciences. He has authored two books and co-authored twenty-one. He has been collaborating with ULICES since the beginning of the Project in Medical Humanities. Recently, he has co-authored the article "O homem de vidro, os génios de Tlön e a distorção da experiência" (2019) and authored the chapter "Força, debilidade e (i)numeracia em Coleção de Observações Clínicas" (2019).


ORCID: 0000-0002-6076-2221.


Margarida Esperança Pina (NOVA FCSH)

Margarida Esperança Pina is an Assistant Professor at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where she has been teaching in the areas of Literary Studies and Translation. She is a Phd member of IELT/NOVA and ULICES - Centre for English Studies of the University of Lisbon. Her main areas of interest focus on French Literature and Literature and other arts (Food History, History of Medicine / Narrative Medicine). Some publications include Saber e Sabor Medieval (2010). Representações do Mito na História e na Literatura (ed.) (2014), O Riso. Teorizações. Leituras. Realizações (ed.) (2015) and Diálogo e Ciência. Limite. in Revista de Estudios Portugueses y de la Lusofonía (2017). 


ORCID: 0000-0002-2850-9859.


Margarida Lobo Antunes (Lusíadas Hospital, Lisbon)

Margarida Lobo Antunes, pediatrician and responsible for the Childhood Obesity consultation at Hospital Lusíadas Lisboa. Clinical Director of Hospital Lusíadas Lisboa since July 2019. Teaches the theme “Childhood Obesity” in the Curricular Unit “Processes in Nutrition, Environment and Health” of the Masters in Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. Teaches the subjects “Narrative Medicine” (1st year) and “Narrative Medicine and Bioethics” (5th year) in the Integrated Master of Medicine at the University of Beira Interior. Responsible for nutritional screening projects and actions to promote healthy lifestyles in schools. Co-author of the book “À Descoberta do seu Bebé” (Discovering Your Baby), Editora Manuscrito, 2018. Recently authored the perspective paper, “To Be or Not to Be: The Role of Humanities in Medical Education” (2023). Member of the Board of Directors of The Doctor as a Humanist.




Maria Antónia Rebelo Botelho (Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa - ESEL)

Maria Antónia Rebelo Botelho is a Professor at Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa (ESEL). She holds a PhD in Contemporary Philosophy. She is the Coordinator of the Doctoral Programme in Nursing at Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa)/ESEL and the Scientific Coordinator of the Nursing Research and Development Unit (ui & de) of ESEL. Her area of research is lived experience and epistemology of practice. Since 2014, she is President of the Ethical Commission of ESEL. The research projects where she is included are currently, based on funding from the Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology (FCT) researcher in the project (2018-2022) Health and Humanities Acting Together (SHARE) (PI professor Isabel Fernandes, Universidade de Lisboa) and  in the Erasmus+ program Nurse Leadership, for developing PhD and post doc education (PI Professor Thora Halfsteindottir, University of Iceland). Some of ther recent publications are: "Metamorphosis into mother after 35 years of age: a study of Grounded Theory"(2019); "Compreendendo o Papel Maternal de Mulheres com Problemas de Adição a Substâncias Psicoativas" (2019); “Literacia em saúde mental de adolescentes em contexto escolar: Desenvolvimento de uma intervenção psicoeducativa”(2019).




Maria Inês Almeida (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon)

Maria Inês Almeida completed a BA in Languages, Literatures and Cultures (2017) and an MA in English and American Studies (2020) at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, and is a researcher at ULICES (University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies), integrating the American Studies Group. Since 2017, she has worked as a tutor at the University of Lisbon’s Writing Center WILL Lab (Writing, Innovation, Language and Learning Laboratory).



Maria de Jesus  Cabral (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Minho)

Maria de Jesus Cabral is Assistant Professor at the School of Arts and Humanities (ELACH), of the University of Minho. She obtained her PhD in French Literature in 2005 from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, where she taught between 1994 and 2008. Her dissertation studied the poetic thought of Stéphane Mallarmé on the francophone symbolist sphere (1885-1992) with particular focus on Maurice Maeterlinck's theatre. She also holds an MA in French Literature, obtained with the dissertation Saint-Exupéry: itinéraires fictionnels  (School of Arts and Humanities from the University of Lisbon, 1998). From 2008 to 2021, she worked intensively in research, between the University of Coimbra and the University of Lisbon, with inter/national literary studies projects, funded by FCT, focusing on poetic theatre (french, belgian and portuguese literature), on literary reading, on Narrative Medicine and Health Humanities, such as the project "Do Texto ao corpo. Interfaces teatro e medicina", developed from 2013 to 2019, which integrated a field-work component at the IPO - Francisco Gentil Portuguese Oncology Institute (Lisbon). 
She is a founding member of the Portuguese Association of French Studies (APEF) and serves as its president since 2015 and she co-coordinates the research network LEA ! Lire en Europe Aujourd’hui. She is also co-PI of project SHARE – Health and Humanities Acting Together (ULisbon). She authored the book Mallarmé hors frontières (Rodopi, 2008), and she recently prepared an anotated and commented edition of Eugénio de Castro. She published extensively in specialised journals and coedited, among others, Le toucher: prospections médicales, artistiques et littéraires (2019), Lire les villes (2020), O(u)sar a literatura. Um Laboratório de leituras para a reflexão em saúde (2021). She has translated works dealing mainly with the thought about literature and language (Paul Ricoeur, Julia Kristeva, Alain Trouvé, Dominique Grandmont...).


ORCID: 0000-0002-0736-3846.


Maria de Lurdes Tavares 


Maria do Castelo Romeiras (Hospital Curry Cabral - Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central)

Maria do Castelo Romeiras  is a Medical Doctor, having obtained a “Doctorat en Médecine” from the  Lille University School of Medicine. An expert  on Immunohemotherapy, she currently works at the Hospital Curry Cabral – Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, in Lisbon. She is trained in clinical hypnosis and is a trainer of neurolinguistic programming.



Maria Giulia Marini (Fondazione ISTUD, Milan)

Maria Giulia Marini is a epidemiologist and counselor with 30 years of professional life in health care. She has a classic humanistic background, including the study of Latin and ancient Greek, followed by scientific academic studies, chemistry and pharmacology. During her first years of career, she worked in private international environment. She has worked in medical research, moved to health care organization, getting academic specialization in Epidemiology ans Statistics. Later, she also worked in consultancy and health care education. She as a degree in Counseling with transactional analysis orientation. Last year, she got a title in Art Coaching. Currently, she acts as director of Innovation in Health Care Area of Fondazione ISTUD, an independent not for profit Italian Business School with an humanistic  approach acknowledged by the Italian Ministry of Research. She is an active member of  the board of the Italian Society of Narrative Medicine, a professor of Narrative Medicine at La Sapienza, Milan, and in 2016, she was a referee for World Health Organization for “Narrative Method in Public Health.”  She authored the book “Narrative medicine: Bridging the gap between Evidence Based care and Medical Humanities,” (2016) and of other international publications on Narrative Medicine in scientific journals. Her last book is “The Languages of care in narrative medicine: words, space and sounds in the healthcare ecosystem” (2019). She has been lecturering in different international contexts from Academy to Public and Private Foundations. She is also the Director of the online Journal Chronicles of Narrative Medicine: field of interest qualitative and quantitative research, language semantics, medical humanities and humanization of care. 



Maria Sequeira Mendes (Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa)

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Marie-France Mamzer (Université Paris-Descartes)

Marie-France Mamzer is a Professor in Medical and Biological Ethics at the Université Paris-Descartes, where she teaches since 2008. She is a member of the Ethical Commission of the Société Francophone de Transplantation, responsible for the Unité Fonctionnelle d’Ethique et de Médecine légale (Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades), and has been the President of the Ethics Commission of the Société de Néphrologie since 2013. She is the Team Leader of the Equipe ETREs – Ethics, Research, Translations at Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Université Paris-Descartes), and team member of the Project in Medical Humanities and SHARE. She is also an Associate Editor of the Journal Ethics, Medicine and Public Health (Elsevier Masson) she has published more than one hundred refereed articles or chapters in books in the field of medical ethics and transplantation. She recently co-organised (with Maria Cabral) Médecins, soignants, osons la littérature and the chapter "Quelle place pour le toucher en médecine au XXIe siècle?" in Le Toucher, prospections médicales, artistiques et littéraires. 


ORCID: 0000-0001-7570-1803


Marijke Boucherie (ULICES, University of Lisbon)

Marijke Boucherie is a retired assistant professor of the University of Lisbon (Faculty of Arts and Humanities) where she lectured English and Canadian Literature and Introduction to General Linguistics (1981-2010). Her research interests, inspired by frequent contact with persons in the Autism/Asperger spectrum, focused on the literature of “nonsense” and the non-semantic and non-syntactic aspects of language. She has brought her interest in sound, intonation and silence as means of communication to the study of literature, especially in authors like Charles Dickens, Stevie Smith and Alice Munro. In the context of Medical Humanities, she has written, "A Letter from Marijke Boucherie to Alan Bleakley" Routledge Handbook of the Medical Humanities (2019) and “Screams, Shouts and Silence: The Noise of the World and the Impossibility of Narrative” (2015).




Marta Soares (ISCSP, University of Lisbon)

Marta Soares is an Invited Associate Professor at the Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon, where she teaches English for the Social Sciences and Portuguese as a Foreign Language. She is a researcher at the Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies (CAPP) and at the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (CEAUL/ULICES).

She holds a PhD in American Studies from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra (2013). She has published articles and chapters about Contemporary Poetry, American Studies, Women's Studies, and, more recently, Medical Humanities and Literary Journalism. Currently, she is particularly interested in Medical Humanities, Disability Studies, and Literary Journalism.


ORCID: 0000-0002-2805-3046.


Mick Greer (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon)

Mick Greer graduated in English Literature from Cambridge University in 1983 and has been teaching at the School of Arts and Humanities at Lisbon University (FLUL) since 1992. He holds a PhD on James Joyce and theatre and is a researcher at FLUL’s Centre for Theatre Studies, where his main areas of interest include Shakespeare in Performance, Contemporary British and Irish Theatre, Translation and Theatre in Education. As well as collaborating in the Medical Humanities and Narrative Medicine, Mick is also a member of the ULICES’ Research Group 4, focussing on concepts of home and belonging. As well as being an active member of the Lisbon Players, a group performing theatre in English, Mick is a founder member of the Dublin-based Balloonatics Theatre Company specialising in adaptations of Irish writers, particularly James Joyce. Mick has translated various plays and texts concerned with performance and the arts. He has also published widely on theatre, translation and literature.


ORCID: 0000-0002-1554-4145


Miguel Barbosa (School of Medicine, University of Lisbon)

Clinical and health psychologist. PhD in Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Lisbon. Master's degrees in Psychology (ISPA), Sociology of Health and Illness (ISCTE), Social and Cultural Anthropology (ICS-UL), and Bioethics (FML). Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Lisbon. Guest Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Lisbon. Researcher at the Center for Psychological Science Research (CICPSI) at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Lisbon. Researcher at the Institute of Environmental Health (ISAMB) at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Lisbon. Coordinator of the Academic Nucleus for Studies and Intervention on Grief and the Teaching and Research Nucleus on Communication and Relationship Skills at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Lisbon. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Master's Program in Palliative Care at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Lisbon. Vice-President of the Portuguese Society of Clinical Communication in Healthcare (SP3CS) and a member of the board of directors of Inluto - Portuguese Association for Integrated Grief Care.



Nuno Miguel Proença (CHAM, NOVA University of Lisbon)

Nuno Miguel Proença got a PhD in Philosophy at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, in Paris. He developed a post-doc project at CHC - Centre for the History of Culture, NOVA University of Lisbon, and was an FCT fellow. His field of work includesthe relation between Philosohpy and Psychoanalysis, namely in what affectivity and emotions are concerned, the body and the uncounscious, imagination and memory, but also language, identity and narration.He has been a researcher hired by the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the NOVA University of Lisbon since 2019. He wrote Qu’est-ce que l’objectivation en psychanalyse? Sept lectures de Freud (2008) and collaborated in Logiques de la Forme – Hommage international à Fernando Gil (2019) with the chapter "Logique de l’assentiment et formes de la preuve en psychanalyse", in Ética. Indagações e Horizontes (2018) with the chapter "Para uma ética do encontro clínico, antes dos princípios" and also in Figures Cliniques du Vide – Psychopathologie et hypermodernité (2017) com o capítulowith the chapter "Maladies de la vie, pathos commun et souffrance individuelle : considérations à partir de la phénoménologie radicale de Michel Henry". He coordenated, with Adelino Cardoso, the volume Dor, Sofrimento e Saúde Mental na Arquipatologia de Filipe Montalto (2018). 


ORCID: 0000-0002-1618-695X.


Patrícia Silva Pereira (Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa - ESEL)

PhD in Nursing in 2015 (Universidade Lisboa-UL); Master degree in Mental Health Nursing in 2011 (Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa-ESEL); Master degree in Family and Society in 2005 (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa-ISCTE); and Graduated in Nursing in 1991 (Escola Enfermagem Franciscanas Missionárias de Maria). She is also graduated in Systemic Family Therapy (Sociedade Portuguesa de Terapia Familiar-SPTF). She is currently Vice-President of the Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa - ESEL. She is integrated researcher at UI&DE, where coordinates the research project ARisCo_____smca (Assessment of clinical risk in mental health of children and adolescents) and  collaborator at CEAUL in the  SHARE Project (2018-2022). She works on Health and Medical Sciences, focused in Nursing. She publishes articles from research activity and she is author of the book "Frutos do Amor - quando dois passam a três". Founder of Umbilical Association - support for emotional well-being in pregnancy and postpartum. Her areas of interest encompass phenomenology of practice, family dynamics and narratives, therapeutic relationship, children, adolescent and adult mental health nursing.em-estar emocional na gravidez e pós-parto. As suas áreas de interesse envolvem a fenomenologia da prática, narrativas e dinâmicas familiares, relação terapêutica, enfermagem de saúde mental da criança, do jovem e do adulto. Recent relevant publications include "Fenomenologia da prática: investigação em enfermagem da experiência vivida" (2015) and Qualidades pessoais do enfermeiro e relação terapêutica em saúde mental: Revisão sistemática da literatura. Pensar Enfermagem (co-author, 2014). 




Philippe Zawieja (Research Fellow, UMR 7367 « Dynamiques européennes », University of Strasbourg, France)

Philippe Zawieja graduated in Management from Burgundy School of Business in 1991, then in Health Microeconomics from Université Paris-Diderot in 2010. He holds a PhD on burnout in Alzheimer’s nursing staff. His main areas of interest include occupational psychological health, and all entities of fatigue and exhaustion, at work or in extraprofessional life, from an anthropological point of view. His materials include empirical data as well as expert literature and novelistic modern European literature. He is associate research fellow in various universities : Centre de recherche Psychanalyse, Médecine et Société, University of Paris (France), ; Working Group "Literature, Science & Medicine", University of Florence (Italy), & Observatoire sur la santé et le mieux-être au travail, University of Montreal (Canada). Recent publications include "Hypothèses pour une onomastique du Coriolis de 'Manette Salomon'," Cahiers Edmond & Jules de Goncourt, 2020 and "Burnout des soignants en gériatrie : prévalence et déterminants dans 185 établissements français." NPG Neurologie Psychiatrie Gériatrie. (2019) co-authored with L. Benattar.


ORCID: 0000-0002-9218-522X


Raquel Botelho Rodrigues (researcher Project in Medical Humanities)

Raquel Botelho Rodrigues holds a BA in Communication Sciences and Master in Portuguese Studies from the NOVA University of Lisbon with the dissertation “Not only of bread a man lives: writing as care”. Her interest on the topic together with her voluntary work at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology (IPO), have placed her closer to the field of Medical Humanities. She has completed an internship at Project SHARE. Furthermore, Raquel has taken part in the course of Narrative Medicine and has participated in the course “Bolstering Narrative Medicine Reading Groups”. Nowadays, she works as a cultural journalist at Gerador - an online and print media outlet - where she reports on and investigates Portuguese culture across various artistic streams, being also co-responsible for the literary column, among others.



Tiago Correia (IHMT, NOVA University of Lisbon)

Tiago Correia received a PhD in Sociology from the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), followed by a post-doctoral position at Faculty of Medicine-University of Montreal. He is currently an Assistant Professor and research fellow at the School of Sociology and Public Policies, University Institute of Lisbon in the fields of medical sociology and health policy. He has been appointed as a representative member for Portugal in several international R&D networks and research projects. Among his recent contributions are: ‘New themes in health, new social issues’ (2016), ‘Hybrid management, organizational configuration, and medical professionalism’ (2016), and ‘The State and Medicine in the Governance of Health Care in Portugal’ (2015). In 2014 he coordinated a research project commissioned by the Portuguese Medical Association, entitled ‘The Portuguese Health system during the Troika: the doctors’ experience’.


ORCID: 0000-0001-6015-3314


Zuzanna Zarebska (School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon)

Zuzanna Zarebska (PhD, Postdoc) is an integrated researcher at ULICES - Centre for English Studies and a professor at the English Studies Department of the University of Lisbon. She was a visiting researcher at  University College Dublin, Ireland, and at Universidade de Coimbra and Universidade da Madeira. She is a member of the Project in Medical Humanities and of Rhome – Representations of Home in Literatures and Cultures in English.

She is currently developing a project in cultural gerontology called Women’s Lives in Time: Bodies, Homes and Voices. Ageing Women Research Project. She has published articles about contemporary irish authorss, gerontology and narrative medicine, ativa, such as “Slow e as Novas Formas de Ler: a Saude e Bem-Estar do Eu e do Outro.” (2016); “One Text as Another: Ireland Translated Between Languages, Texts and Cultures.” Contemporary Short Fiction in Translation: The Cases of Portugal, the United Kingdom and Ireland. CCS - Comparative Critical Studies. (2016), and she has “Women’s Lives in Time: Feminist Gerontology and Slow Ageing.” forthcoming.


ORCID: 0000-0002-1217-4345

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