E-mail: barbara dot gonzalez at ulosofona dot pt



Barbara Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor at University Lusófona and a Researcher at COPELabs.  She has a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology by University of Lisbon and a Master degree in Health Psychology by ISPA. She is a certificated trainer in these fields and has been doing research in personality, health behaviours and pain. 


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2013 PhD in Psychology, specialty in Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology of University of Lisbon
2002 MsC in  Health Psychology, ISPA- University Institute, Lisbon.
1999 Degree in Psycholgy –  University Lusófona of Humanities and Technologies, Lisbon

Working Experience

2013- Researcher, COPELABS, Universidade Lusófona.
2011-2013 Associate Professor of Psychology, University Lusófona



Psychological intervention with children and adolescents, Psychological and Therapeutic Center of Dyslexia.

Trainer in psychology and pedagogy, different Centers of Teachers Training.

Main Research Interests

  • Personality and other personal determinants of health behaviors.

    Pain, fatigue and quality of life.


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

  •  Gonzalez, B., Baptista, T., Branco, J., & Ferreira, A. (2013). Fibromyalgia: antecedent life events, disability and causal attribution. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 18(4): 461-70. Doi:10.1080/13548506.2012.752098.
  •  Gonzalez, B. (2012). Pain and personality (or the difficult relation between to feel and to be). In J. C. Branco & T. M. Baptista (Eds.), Pain and it´s circumstances (pp.99-112). Lisbon: Lidel Ed. 
  • Gonzalez, B. & Pais-Ribeiro, J. (2004). Health behaviors and personality dimensions in young college students. Psychology, Health & Diseases, 5(1), 117-127.




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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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