Science Manager at the Centre for Psychological Research and Social Intervention at Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon. Support to research funding applications (national, private and EC funds) and management of FCT (Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology) and Erasmus + research projects. Holds a MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology (University of Coimbra, Portugal), a post-graduation in Human Resources Mangament (Oxford College, UK), and a post-graduation in Management and Policy in Science and Technology (NOVA FCSH, Portugal). Formerly: guest researcher at the Mental Health Research Unit, Kingsway Hospital, Derby, UK; team leader at wagamama, UK, by selecting and training teams for new store openings. Research Interests: research management, science policy, public understanding of science, career development.

Personal identification

Full name
Joana Filipa Pereira de Sousa

Citation names

  • Sousa, Joana
  • Pereira Sousa, Joana

Author identifiers

Ciência ID

Email addresses

  • joana.pereira.sousa@iscte-iul.pt (Professional)


  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/joana-sousa-9a87451b6/ (Social media)

Knowledge fields

  • Social Sciences


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Advanced (C1)
Spanish; Castilian Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Advanced (C1) Proficiency (C2) Advanced (C1)
Degree Classification
2019 - 2020
Management and Policy in Science and Technology (Pós-Graduação)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2018 - 2018
Project Management and Financial Reporting H2020 (Outros)
Europa Media Training, Hungary
2015 - 2016
Human Resources Management (Postgraduate Certificate)
Oxford Learning College, United Kingdom
2013 - 2013
Theory & Practice of Compassion Focused Therapy (Outros)
Kingsway Hospital, United Kingdom
2008 - 2010
Clinical and Health Psychology (Mestrado integrado)
Major in Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in psychological disorders and health
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação, Portugal
""Social comparison: Relationship with social anxiety and generalized social phobia"" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2005 - 2008
Psychology (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação, Portugal


2015 - Current Science and Technology Management
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal


2013 - 2015 Team trainer
wagamama, United Kingdom
2013 - 2013 Research Assistant in Psychology - Compassion Focused Therapy
Kingsway Hospital, United Kingdom
2010 - 2012 Internship in Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in psychological disorders and health
Centro Hospitalar e Universitario de Coimbra EPE Campus dos Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal


Conference poster
  1. Catarino, Francisca; Sousa, Joana; Gilbert, Paul. "Submissive compassion". Paper presented in 2nd International Conference on Compassion and Focused Therapy, 2013.
Journal article
  1. Gilbert, Paul; Catarino, Francisca; Sousa, Joana; Ceresatto, Laura; Moore, Rosalind; Basran, Jaskaran. "Measuring competitive self-focus perspective taking, submissive compassion and compassion goals". Journal of Compassionate Health Care 4 1 (2017): http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40639-017-0034-2.
    Open access • 10.1186/s40639-017-0034-2