Bárbara is a Clinical Psychologist specialised in clinical and health psychology by the College of Portuguese Psychologists. Bárbara has an European Certificate in Psychology and is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Bárbara was a research assistant in the EU funded PRISMA project and between 2011-2014 a EU funded EuroIMPACT Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher Training Fellow at King’s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute. Her work was about generating evidence on implementing patient reported outcome measures in clinical practice to facilitate outcome measurement and improve practice in palliative care. Bárbara did her PhD in Clinical and Health Services Research at the School of Medicine, University of Porto.
Anticipatory prescribing, identifying patients with palliative needs early in the disease trajectory, outcome measurement in palliative care clinical practice, development of patient centred outcome measures, out of hours in palliative care and medical education.
Bárbara currently teaches at Escola Superior de Saúde de Santa Maria. She is responsible for the “communication in Palliative care” module of the post-graduation course on Palliative care. This module includes facilitating role-playing on how to give bad news. She also teaches at Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Politécnico e Universitário (CESPU). She is responsible for the “Palliative care in mental health” module of the post-graduation course on Palliative care.
In the past Bárbara has taught at the International Course on Empirical Research Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Porto. Sessions: “Literature reviews I: Systematic reviews with or without meta-analysis”; “Literature reviews II: Scoping reviews and Narrative reviews”; “Disseminating research findings I: writing an abstract, preparing a presentation and presenting a poster” and also at CESPU Formação “Cuidados Continuados e Paliativos em Saúde Mental” part of a post-graduation course on Palliative care.
Bárbara was a Guest Editor of the focused issue “Outcome measurement for advanced disease patients”. Annals of Palliative Medicine http://apm.amegroups.com/issue/view/746
Bárbara was commissioned by the College of Portuguese Psychologists to develop and teach a course on “The role of the psychologist in palliative care”.
Bárbara is a Visiting Research Associate at King’s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute and a Research Associate at Centro de Estudos e Investigação em Saúde of University of Coimbra
A full list of Bárbara’s publications is available – https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1655-7391