Ana Rita Pires
Consultant & Researcher
Rehabilitation, Reintegration & Community Portfolio
Ana Rita Pires holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Science on Emotions, both from ISCTE-IUL, in Lisbon.
Her dissertation research project focused on the role of sensorimotor mechanisms in auditory perception, where she examined if spontaneous facial mimicry responses to vocal emotional sounds (laughter/crying) were predictive of the ability to infer the authenticity of those sounds. To do so, she collected EDA, fEMG and ECG psychophysiological data.
Subsequently, she was invited to be part of a broader research team on memory and bilingualism projects, where she collected the same data. She was also invited to lecture psychophysiological measures in one of her master’s coursework. Ana Rita completed an internship at the International Relations Office of ISCTE-IUL and at MedialCare (occupational and preventive health).
At IPS, Ana Rita Pires is assigned to the Rehabilitation and Reintegration portfolio of projects.