Liliana Sousa

Liliana Sousa


Associate Professor

Institution: University of Aveiro

Country: Portugal 

Primary Research Interests

Primary activities relating to ACT Assess & Connect 

Liliana was involved with the development of EASY-Care and the Cope Index from the beginning within European projects, validating both instruments in Portugal.  

Liliana is now part of the ACT Comparative Population Studies Subgroup.   


Liliana Sousa is an integrated researcher at CINTESIS – Center for Health Technology and Services Research, in the AgeingC research group, at the University of Aveiro, where she is an Associate Professor with Aggregation since 2016.  

She did her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Psychology in the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Coimbra and her internship in Family Therapy and worked at the Social Action Center of the Ílhavo Council. 28 years ago, she was accepted for a position as a Trainee Assistant at the University of Aveiro, where she completed her Ph.D. in Education Sciences, developing a systemic model of collaborative intervention for children with special educational needs, parents, and teachers. 

She coordinated the Permanent Observatory for Social Development and held university management positions. She has taught the Health Sciences Program at the University of Aveiro and she was also Pro-Rector of that University.