E-mail: ana dot loureiro at ulusofona dot pt

Ana Loureiro is an Assistant Professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias and a researcher at COPELabs.

She holds a PhD in Social and Environmental Psychology by ISCTE-IUL (2011), with a thesis about energy consumption in organizational context. Her academic degrees also includes a MsC in Psychology and Environmental Education by ISPA (1999), with a dissertation about sustainable tourism in Natural Park of Montesinho, and a degree in Psycholgy – Social Psycholgy  by the Faculty on Psycholgy at Lisbon University (1990). During PhD she was a Grant holder (FCT) and a visitor student at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Her research interests are the study of cognitive processes about how people perceive natural and urban environments, how social values motivate individuals, and how these processes and interactions between them predict wellbeing and behaviours that may impact on environments. She has published and participated in national and International conferences on these research areas.

Before, she worked for several years on human resources area, in training, recruitment and selection, and organizational development in private and public, as well as industrial and services companies.

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2011 PhD in Social and Environmental Psychology by ISCTE-IUL.
1999 MsC in Psychology and Environmental Education by ISPA.
1990 Degree in Psycholgy – Social Psycholgy  by the Faculty on Psycholgy at Lisbon University.

Working Experience

2013 - Researcher, COPELABS, Universidade Lusófona.
1994 -  Assistant Professor at Escola de Psicologia e Ciências da Vida, ULHT
1989 - 1994 Psychologist

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  • Sub-Director of Master Course in Social and Organizational Psychology             

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Publications: For an up to date version of this list, please check COPELABS Scicommons


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SITI w400SITI is focused upon user-centric trends that are emerging in several fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), OSI Layers 2 and 3. As in other grassroots movements, the user will have an active say concerning services provided and consequently, concerning the techno-social environment that surrounds him/her.

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CTIP w400This group is based (i.e. integrated members) on a core of scientifically active researchers from the former CEPCA (Pedro Gamito, Jorge Oliveira, Rodrigo Brito, Paulo Lopes, and Ana Loureiro) 2 more recent PhDs (Cristina Camilo and Bárbara Gonzalez). Note, however, that the CEPCA team (team size, funding and indicators included in 5.) changed substantially since 2008, when it had 8 PhDs (of which only PG remains) and 5 groups. In 2011-13 the team grew to 14 integrated PhDs in 2-3 groups. By 2013, however, it was clear that the bulk of CEPCA output of international level (13 of the 14 indicators in table 5.) was the responsibility of the neurocognitive/cyber therapy-focused group, with only 3 PhD and 2 non-PhD members (PI: PG). The inevitable consolidation of CEPCA around this core group pointed to the desirability of joining forces with an informatics team – SITILABS – to create COPELABS as an interdisciplinary R&D unit (see Description of the R&D unit).

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