Lia Fernandes

Professor in the Clinic Neurosciences and Mental Health Department of FMUP, Lia Fernandes is responsible by the subject of Mental Health in Elderly People, included on the Doctoral Program on Gerontology and Geriatrics, by UP in colaboration with UA. Lia Fernandes is also researcher on the Center of Investigation on Technology and Health Services (CINTESIS) and was invited to integrate the research network "INTERDEM – Early detection and timely INTERvention in DEMentia", related with the studie of clinical and psychosocial interventions on people with dementia. Although she works, predominantly, issues related with Ageing, Lia Fernandes has an extense experience on the areas of Mental Illness, namely, dementia, delirium, depression, and behaviour and psychological changes.

Internationally, she previously held the position of director in the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) and International Family Therapy Association (IFTA).