FACULTY OF HUMAN KINETICS - UNIVERSITY OF LISBON
Full Professor at the Faculade de Motricidade Humana-Universidade de Lisboa in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences. He was president of the Faculty of Human Kinetics from 2010 to 2014; a founding member of the Portuguese Child Support Institute; and president of the International Society for the Study of the Child. He is also representative of the Portuguese "International Play Association (IPA). Carlos Neto has conducted investigation in areas such as motor development and learning; play and child development; life routines and children's independent mobility; and bullying in school playgrounds.
Rita Cordovil holds a PhD (2010) in Human Movement Studies from the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana-Universidade de Lisboa. She graduated in Sports Sciences and took her MSc degree in Sport Psychology, also in the Faculty of Human Kinetics. She is Assistant Professor of Motor Development in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences and was vice coordinator of the Masters in Child Development in FMH. She is also a board member of ICCP (International Council for Children's Play). Rita Cordovil has carried out research activities on the areas of motor development, child safety and perception of affordances.
Ana Quitério holds a PhD (2011) in Human Movement Studies, namely within Exercise and Health field, from the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana-Universidade de Lisboa. She graduated in Sports Sciences and took her MSc degree in Exercise and Health sciences, also in the Faculty of Human Kinetics. She is Assistant Professor of Physical Education teaching in early childhood, Curricular Development in Physical Education and Assessment in Physical Education and Sports in the Department of Education, Social Sciences and Humanities Department and is member of the pedagogical council of the faculty of Human Kinetics. She is also vice-president of the Physical Education Portuguese Society, and a board member of EUPEA (European Physical Education Association). Ana Quitério has carried out research activities on the areas of exercise and health, didactics of physical education and motor competences development.
Frederico Lopes holds a PhD (2017) in Human Movement Studies from the Faculade de Motricidade Humana-Universidade de Lisboa (Faculty of Human Kinetics-University of Lisbon); a MEd in Educational Sciences (2009) and a Degree in Psychology (2002). Currently, he holds a research fellow at Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, working in community intervention projects and research activities related with children’s outdoor play, children’s participation and the design of playspaces. His other research activities and interests include children's independent mobility and place interactions in the urban environment. Frederico Lopes is also a Playworker and co-founder of a social innovation project of play provision and advocacy called “1,2,3 macaquinho do xinês”. Within this project, Frederico Lopes has delivered several training workshops about children’s play to parents, teachers and teachers’ assistants, as well as loose parts pop-up play sessions in public space, primary school grounds and in early childhood education centers.
Miguel Nery holds a PhD (2016) in Human Movement Studies from the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana-Universidade de Lisboa (Faculty of Human Kinetics-University of Lisbon); postgraduate studies in Child Psychopathology in Faculdad de Psicología- Universidad de Buenos Aires (2010) and Degree in Psychology (2009). His research activities and interests include Play, Human Development, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Human Aggression. Miguel Nery is developing research and an intervention project on Bullying in Youth Sport. Works as Clinical Psychology in private practice and Therapeutic Riding with disabled adults and Children with Autism. He is a member of Sociedade Portuguesa de Psicologia Clínica (Portuguese Society of Clinical Psychology) and the Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses (Portuguese Order of Psychology).