Paula Marta Bruno is Assistant Professor at the Division of Mathematical Methods at the Faculty of Human Kinetics (FMH), University of Lisbon. She holds Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Statistics and Operational Research, and a Ph.D. in Human Kinetics, field of Mathematical Methods. As investigator, the research interests are in the field of statistical analysis and time series analysis. She mainly focuses in the study of models and in the development of algorithms applied to the human kinetics sciences (some examples include physiologic responses to exercise, analysis of electromyography patterns, and evaluation of the effects of exercise training). She has published several papers in scientific international journals (Research Domain: Sport Sciences, Physiology, Engineering, Transplantation, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging). She is a member of Center of Interdisciplinary Study of Human Performance and was member of FMH’s Ethics Council for Research (2012-2021, vice president (2018-2021)). As Professor, she has taught both mathematics and statistics in all FMH's study degrees. She is currently responsible teaching member of the curricular unit Advanced Research Methods - Quantitative Analysis of the Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology. She was Co-Coordinator of the Bachelor’s Degree in Psychomotor Rehabilitation (2010-2014) and Coordinator of FMH's Division of Mathematical Methods (2021-2023).

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Paula Marta Pereira Bruno

Nomes de citação

  • Bruno, Paula
  • Bruno, Paula Marta

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  • 967502367 (Pessoal)


  • Estrada da Costa, 1499-002, Cruz Quebrada - Dafundo, Oeiras, Portugal (Profissional)


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  • Ciências Exatas - Matemática - Estatística e Probabilidades


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Artigo em revista
  1. Pimenta, Ricardo; Antunes, Hugo; Bruno, Paula Marta; Veloso, A. P.. "Hamstrings mechanical properties profiling in football players of different competitive levels and positions after a repeated sprint protocol". Frontiers in Physiology 14 (2024): http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2023.1315564.
  2. Gomes, Miguel; Santos, Paulo; Correia, Paulo; Bruno, Paula Marta; Pezarat-Correia, Pedro; Mendonca, Goncalo V.. "Effects Of Sex And Torque-velocity Relationship On Muscle Fatigue Resistance At Different Velocities Of Contraction". Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 55 9S (2023): 541-541. http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000984888.99481.62.
  3. Ricardo Pimenta; Pedro Almeida; José P. Correia; Paula M. Bruno; João R. Vaz. "Effects of fatigue on hamstrings and gluteus maximus shear modulus in hip extension and knee flexion submaximal contraction task". Sports Biomechanics (2023): 1-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2023.2195827.
  4. Ricardo Pimenta; Tomás Lopes; Paula Marta Bruno; António P. Veloso. "Effects of Repeated Sprints on Hamstring Active Shear Modulus Pattern and Neuromuscular Parameters in Football Players with and without Hamstring Strain Injury History—A Retrospective Study". Applied Sciences 13 5 (2023): 3099-3099. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app13053099.
  5. Neto, Tiago; Freitas, Sandro R.; Andrade, Ricardo J.; Vaz, Joao R.; Mendes, Bruno; Firmino, Telmo; Bruno, Paula Marta; Nordez, Antoine; Oliveira, Raúl. "Shear Wave Elastographic Investigation of the Immediate Effects of Slump Neurodynamics in People With Sciatica". Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 39 4 (2020): 675-681. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jum.15144.
    Publicado • 10.1002/jum.15144
  6. Bruno, Paula. "Noninvasive Measurement of Sciatic Nerve Stiffness in Patients With Chronic Low Back Related Leg Pain Using Shear Wave Elastography". (2019): http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jum.14679.
  7. de Mendonca, Goncalo Vilhena; Teodósio, Carolina; Bruno, Paula Marta. "Sexual dimorphism in heart rate recovery from peak exercise". European Journal of Applied Physiology 117 7 (2017): 1373-1381. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00421-017-3627-8.
  8. Reis, Joana F.; Millet, Gregoire P.; Bruno, Paula M.; Vleck, Veronica; Alves, Francisco B.. "Sex and Exercise Intensity Do Not Influence Oxygen Uptake Kinetics in Submaximal Swimming". Frontiers in Physiology 8 (2017): http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000393613900001&KeyUID=WOS:000393613900001.
  9. Freitas, S. R.; Vaz, J. R.; Bruno, P. M.; Andrade, R.; Mil-Homens, P.. "Stretching Effects: High-intensity & Moderate-duration vs. Low-intensity & Long-duration". International Journal of Sports Medicine 37 3 (2016): 239-244. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000372810000009&KeyUID=WOS:000372810000009.
  10. Nóbrega Andrade, R.J.; Freitas, S.R.; Vaz, J.R.; Bruno, P.M.; Pezarat-Correia, P.. "Provocative mechanical tests of the peripheral nervous system affect the joint torque-angle during passive knee motion". Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 25 3 (2015): 338-345. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84929517137&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  11. Espada, M.C.; Reis, J.F.; Almeida, T.F.; Bruno, P.M.; Vleck, V.E.; Alves, F.B.. "Ventilatory and physiological responses in swimmers below and above their maximal lactate steady state". Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 29 10 (2015): 2836-2843. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84943184975&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  12. Freitas, S.R.; Vilarinho, D.; Vaz, J.R.; Bruno, P.M.; Costa, P.B.; Mil-homens, P.. "Responses to static stretching are dependent on stretch intensity and duration". Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging 35 6 (2015): 478-484. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84944242602&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  13. Freitas, S.R.; Vaz, J.R.; Bruno, P.M.; Valamatos, M.J.; Andrade, R.J.; Mil-Homens, P.. "Are rest intervals between stretching repetitions effective to acutely increase range of motion?". International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance 10 2 (2015): 191-197. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84927797460&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  14. Marta, S.; Silva, L.; Vaz, J.; Bruno, P.; Pezarat-Correia, P.. "Electromyographic analysis of trunk muscles during the golf swing performed with two different clubs". International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching 8 4 (2013): 779-787. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84891360413&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  15. Freitas, S.R.; Vaz, J.R.; Bruno, P.M.; Valamatos, M.J.; Mil-Homens, P.. "Comparison of different passive knee extension torque-angle assessments". Physiological Measurement 34 11 (2013): 1483-1498. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84887093495&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  16. Tomás, M.T.; Santa-Clara, H.; Bruno, P.M.; Monteiro, E.; Carrolo, M.; Barroso, E.; Sardinha, L.B.; Fernhall, B.. "The impact of exercise training on liver transplanted familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) patients". Transplantation 95 2 (2013): 372-377. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84872949392&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  17. Reis, J.F.; Alves, F.B.; Bruno, P.M.; Vleck, V.; Millet, G.P.. "Oxygen uptake kinetics and middle distance swimming performance". Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 15 1 (2012): 58-63. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84855195896&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  18. Reis, J.F.; Alves, F.B.; Bruno, P.M.; Vleck, V.; Millet, G.P.. "Effects of aerobic fitness on oxygen uptake kinetics in heavy intensity swimming". European Journal of Applied Physiology 112 5 (2012): 1689-1697. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84861526696&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  19. Paschoarelli, L.C.; Santos, R.; Bruno, P.. "Influence of door handles design in effort perception: Accessibility and usability". Work 41 SUPPL.1 (2012): 4825-4829. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84859825603&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  20. Freitas, Sandro R.; Vaz, Joao R.; Neto, Tiago; Bruno, Paula M.; Valamatos, Maria J.; Mil-Homens, Pedro. "Influence Of Rest Intervals On Knee Extension Flexibility And Mechanical Properties". Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 44 (2012): 458-458. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000310363302655&KeyUID=WOS:000310363302655.
  21. Bruno M. Godinho; Paula Marta Bruno; Nuno Cordeiro; Pedro Pezarat Correia. "Reliability of Knee Isokinetic Evaluation Between Different Trials, Velocities and Days". Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 43 Suppl 1 (2011): 727-728. https://doi.org/10.1249%2F01.mss.0000402021.23234.c9.
  22. Bruno, P.M.; Pereira, F.D.; Fernandes, R.; De Mendonça, G.V.. "Analysis of power output time series in response to supramaximal exercise: An approach through dynamic factor analysis". Pediatric Exercise Science 23 1 (2011): 3-16. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79952476486&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  23. Tomás, M.T.; Santa-Clara, M.H.; Monteiro, E.; Baynard, T.; Carnero, E.Á.; Bruno, P.M.; Barroso, E.; Sardinha, L.B.; Fernhall, B.. "Body composition, muscle strength, functional capacity, and physical disability risk in liver transplanted familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy patients". Clinical Transplantation 25 4 (2011): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-80051674970&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  24. Melo, X.; Santa-Clara, H.; Almeida, J.P.; Carnero, E.A.; Sardinha, L.B.; Bruno, P.M.; Fernhall, B.. "Comparing several equations that predict peak VO2 using the 20-m multistage-shuttle run-test in 8-10-year-old children". European Journal of Applied Physiology 111 5 (2011): 839-849. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79958771620&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  25. Alves, Francisco; Reis, Joana; Bruno, Paula M.; Vleck, Veronica. "Distance-Time Modeling And Oxygen Uptake Kinetics In Swimming". Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 42 5 (2010): 610-610. http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=ORCID&SrcApp=OrcidOrg&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=WOS_CPL&KeyUT=WOS:000290226302194&KeyUID=WOS:000290226302194.