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Fábio has a Bachelors Degree in Psychological Sciences from ISPA-IU and a Masters Degree in Cybertherapy & Neurocognitive Rehabilitation from Lusófona University. Currently enrolled as a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at this university, he performs duties as an assistant in the Bachelor Degrees in Videogames and Psychology. Fábio is also a Game Developer, Lab coordinator, and Project Manager at Human-Environment Interaction Laboratory (HEI-Lab), where he integrates a multidisciplinary team of researchers to further boost scientific knowledge in the field of cyberpsychology and to deploy technical solutions for field practitioners. Beyond his contribution to the development of HEI-Lab's research projects and a variety of technical prototypes, he has also independently led the development of digital applications such as Ogre-Ler, VRethics, Project Depression, and Virtual Reality Online Therapy. A brief description and video of these applications can be found on his website: https://fabiosousadias.wordpress.com/
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Fábio André Sousa Dias
Gender
Male

Citation names

  • Dias, F.
  • Dias, Fábio

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
EF1D-6415-7A5C
ORCID iD
0000-0002-9626-5286

Email addresses

  • fabio.dias@ulusofona.pt (Professional)

Websites

  • https://fabiosousadias.wordpress.com (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Social Sciences - Psychology

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Advanced (C1) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
Italian Elementary (A2) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1)
Education
Degree Classification
2021/07/01 - 2024/07/31
Ongoing
Clinical Psychology (Doutoramento)
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias Escola de Psicologia e Ciências da Vida, Portugal
2018/08/01 - 2021/03/31
Concluded
Cybertherapy & Neurocognitive Rehabilitation (Mestrado)
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias Escola de Psicologia e Ciências da Vida, Portugal
"Terapia online através de realidade virtual: Revisão sistemática e proposta de aplicação" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
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2018/06/27
Concluded
Psychological Sciences (Licenciatura)
Major in Psicology
Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas Sociais e da Vida, Portugal
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Affiliation

Teaching in Higher Education

Category
Host institution
Employer
2021/09/03 - Current Assistant (University Teacher) Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias Escola de Psicologia e Ciências da Vida, Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2020/07/01 - Current First Stage Researcher (R1) Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias Escola de Psicologia e Ciências da Vida, Portugal
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal
Projects

Contract

Designation Funders
2020 - Current Research Scholarship
UIDB/05380/2020/03
Research Fellow
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
2022 - 2023/07/02 PlayersAll: agência nos média e empoderamento
EXPL/COM-OUT/0882/2021
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Outputs

Publications

Conference paper
  1. Dias, F.; gamito, pedro; Souto, Teresa. Corresponding author: Dias, F.. "Virtual reality online therapy (VROT): Development of a multipurpose application for psychological intervention". Paper presented in International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies, Serpa, 2021.
    Published
Conference poster
  1. Dias, F.. "Ogre-Ler: Development of an application to promote oral language skills in children entering primary school". Paper presented in Games and Social Impact Media Research Lab – GLOW, 2021.
  2. TORRES, NUNO; Oliveira, D.; Dias, F.; Shaver, P.; Panksepp, J.. "Testing a neuro-evolutionary theory of social bonds and addiction. Methadone reduces self-reported attachment anxiety, comfort with closeness/intimacy and proximity maintenance". Paper presented in Implications of Research on the Neuroscience of Affect, Attachment, and Social Cognition Conference - London, 2013.
  3. TORRES, NUNO; Dias, F.; Oliveira, D.; Shaver, P.. "Adult attachment and caregiving in university students: Development of a portuguese version of the caregiving questionnaire.". Paper presented in The International Neuropsychoanalysis Society Congress - Athens, 2012.
  4. TORRES, NUNO; Oliveira, D.; Dias, Fábio; Shaver, P.. "Differences in attachment and caregiving between addicts in drug-free treatment, methadone users and normal Controls.". Paper presented in The International Neuropsychoanalysis Society Congress - Athens, 2012.
Journal article
  1. Oliveira, Miguel; Gamito, Pedro; Dias, Ana Rita Conde; Souto, Maria Teresa Soares; Dias, Fábio; Alves de Sousa, João; Ricou, Miguel; Marina, Silvia. "Ethical decision-making training goes virtual". (2021): http://hdl.handle.net/10437/12461.
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Dias, Fábio André Sousa. "Terapia online através de realidade virtual : revisão sistemática e proposta de aplicação". Master, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/10437/11980.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2021/10/22 Outlining the technical development of a multipurpose application for Virtual Reality Online Therapy (VROT) Games and Social Impact Media Research Lab – GLOW
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (Virtual, Portugal)
2021/09/10 Virtual reality online therapy: Development of a multipurpose application for psychological intervention 13th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (Serpa, Portugal)

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2022 - Current Mini Track on Game-based Learning to Support Well-being and Mental Health Mini Track Chairs: Carla Sousa, Fábio Dias and Micaela Fonseca 16th European Conference on Games Based Learning 6-7 October 2022 (2022/10/06 - 2022/10/07)
Conference (Member of the Scientific Committee)
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal
2020/09/09 - 2021/09/10 Local Organizing Committee Member of the International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies. http://icdvrat2020.ulusofona.pt/ (2021/09/08 - 2021/09/10)
Conference (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal
2020/08/01 - 2020/10/31 Summer School /Escola de Verão: Cognição e Videojogos para a Pandemia 2020 - CVP'20 do centro de investigação HEI-Lab, 15 Scholarships https://www.fct.pt/apoios/veraocomciencia/index.phtml.pt (2020/08/08 - 2020/10/31) (2020/08/08 - 2020/10/31)
Workshop (Member of the Organising Committee)
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2022/02/14 - 2022/06/11 Cyberpsychology and Social Networks Psychology (Licenciatura) Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias Escola de Psicologia e Ciências da Vida, Portugal
2021/09/27 - 2022/01/21 Statistics I Psychology (Licenciatura) Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias Escola de Psicologia e Ciências da Vida, Portugal
2021/09/20 - 2022/01/15 Entertainment Systems Videogames (Licenciatura) Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias Escola de Comunicação Arquitectura Artes e Tecnologias da Informação, Portugal