E-mail: pedro rosa at ulusofona dot pt



Pedro J. Rosa was born in Lisbon, Portugal. He received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in psychology and the M.Sc. degree in psychology, psychotherapy, and counseling from the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisbon, in 2006 and 2008, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in health psychology from the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisbon, in 2014. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisbon, and the Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Portimão, Portugal. He is also an Invited Professor with the Universidad de San Buenaventura, Medellin, Colombia, and the Universidad de la Costa, Barranquilla, Colombia. He is part of the Grupo Internacional de Investigación Neuro-Conductual and is a Researcher with the Association for Research and Development in Cognitive and People-Centric Computing. His current research interests include the study of attentional and emotional processes to visual and auditory stimuli through eye tracking and psychophysiological recording. He is the mentor of the International Conference on Eye Tracking, Visual Cognition, and Emotion, in Portugal, and the founder of the First Meeting of Cognitive Oculometry, in Portugal, in 2015. As a result from this interest in eye tracking methodology, he has published several articles and book chapters with respect to attention, emotion and eye tracking. 


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2008-2014 Doctorate Degree in Clinical and Health Psychology, Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL).
2006 -2008 Master Degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias em Lisboa.
2004 - 2007 Licenciate degree in Psychology, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias em Lisboa.
2000 - 2002 Post-graduation in Health Psychology and Community Intervention, Universidade Fernando Pessoa , Porto


Working Experience


2014 -  Visiting Professor, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia.
2013- Researcher, COPELABS, Universidade Lusófona.


Consultant and Trainer


Assistant Professor, ISMAT - Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Avenida Miguel Bombarda nº 15, 8500 - 508
Portimão , Portugal. 
2012 -  Methodological and Statistical Advisor.
2012 Visiting Professor, Universidad San BuenaVentura, Medellín, Colombia.


Main Research Interests 

 Attention and Emotion

 Eye tracking/Gaze tracking


 Cognitive pupillometry

 Consumer Neurosciences



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Current Projects 


ICN Intelligence in Consumer Neuroscience Agency

Neurosensory Analysis of coffee:  a comparative study between several blends and  its effects on consumer preference (Private funding source)      


Some Previous Projects


Chevrolet website usability testing through psychophysiological measurement and eye movement recording, Colombia (Private funding source)




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Doctoral thesis Supervision


Thesis title: El efecto de las variables valencia emocional y tiempo de exposicion en la consolidacion de 

la memoria implicita mediante el uso de un paradigma de priming perceptual by Javier Polo. Department 

of Psychology (Universidad de San Buenaventura, Medellin, Colombia) Supervisor: Henry Castillo, 

PhD., Co-Supervisor, Pedro J. Rosa, PhD. 

  • Thesis title: A psicoterapia de grupo de base grupanalitica em contexto hospitalar e privado em Portugal: 
prevalência e caracterização. O efeito da dimensão do grupo na eficácia psicoterapêutica. Faculty of 
Medical Sciences (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) Supervisor: Graça Cardoso, PhD., Co-Supervisor, 
Pedro J. Rosa, PhD   





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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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