Joana Carneiro Pinto


Joana Carneiro Pinto holds PhD in Vocational Psychology from the School of Psychology at the University of Minho, with the thesis “Career Self-Management: study of a psychological intervention model with research grant-holders”. Since 2012 she has been an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Human Sciences (FCH) of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP). Prior to assuming this post, she taught at the University of Minho and ISLA in Leiria. She coordinates the Masters in Psychology in Business and Economics, a 2nd cycle of studies of the FCH, in collaboration with the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics; she is part of the support team for the Coordination of the 1st cycle of studies in Psychology in FCH and collaborated in the Master's Degree in Family Sciences from the Institute of Family Sciences (ICF) at FCH. In her teaching career, she has taught 12 different UC's, such as: development of academic and professional competencies, scientific research methodologies, quantitative methods, statistics applied to psychology, psychometrics, psychological assessment, general psychology, learning psychology, and psychology of education. She has been involved in nationally and internationally funded research projects related to well-being and life projects, assessing the needs and effectiveness of psychological interventions in institutional contexts, and scientific research methodologies.

Scientific areas of activity
  • Career self-management: antecedents, nature and consequents
  • Development of life/career  project with populations in a vulnerability situation
  • Assessment of career psychological interventions in higher education: needs, expectations and effectiveness
  • Psychological assessment: development, adaptation and validation os instruments
Academic CV

Research Centre for Human Development (CEDH)