R&CS comprises a multidisciplinary core team of clinical and health psychologists and nutritionists with extensive expertise and technical know-how in several areas of research and clinical intervention, including (not exclusively): health promotion, health literacy, health-related habits formation, adherence to treatment, self-management of chronic diseases, nutrition, mental health (e.g., depression and anxiety disorders), therapeutic alliance (within a participatory healthcare perspective), epidemiology and real world evidence.


CEO, Research Design Developer, Training supervisor


Osvaldo Santos is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon where he teaches several topics of health psychology and of quantitative and qualitative methods, applied to different areas of epidemiology and health.

He is also Editor-In-Chief of The Psychologist: Research & Practice Journal since April 2017. 

Osvaldo is also a long-time research fellow of the Institute of Preventive Medicine and Public Health and of the Institute of Environmental Health, both from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon. Between 2008 and 2012, he was the scientific coordinator of the National Observatory of Obesity and Weight Control. Within these contexts, he has headed several scientific projects, some of them at international level, in different areas of epidemiology, health psychology and environmental health. He has about fifty relevant scientific papers, some of them in high impact journals (e.g., Lancet, eLife and BMC Geriatrics).

He is currently involved in the follow-up of several MSc and PhD dissertations/thesis and has already supervised about 20 highly successful thesis/dissertations.

His main areas of interest are: treatment adherence, behaviour modification and habits formation, health related quality of life and other patients’ outcome (real world experience) indicators, eating behaviour, weight control, obesity, mental health (namely, depression, anxiety and suicide).



Senior Clinical Research Associate

Teresa Madeira is a nutritionist with a master degree in Metabolic Diseases and Eating Behaviour and she is currently a PhD student (Health Sciences and Technologies – Nutrition) at Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon.

Teresa has been collaborating with the Institute of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the same faculty since 2014 as a research assistant. Within this Institute, she assumed the role of executive coordinator of the PEN-3S project, funded by the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism (EEA Grants) and executed from April 2015 till February 2017.

Teresa has also been working as a clinical nutritionist, both at clinical practices and hospitals, and in the field of food safety. She has also experience in human resources recruitment and training. In 2011 Teresa worked as a nutrition and food safety professor.


Software developer

Nuno Santos is a nutritionist, post-graduated in Metabolic Diseases and Eating Behaviour. He has also a background in Computer Science and Engineering.

Nuno is a research assistant at Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon since 2015, participating in several scientific projects in which he has been put into practice his previous experience in the articulation of distinct areas such as nutrition and the development of computer applications and database management .

More recently, he has headed the development of an electronic nutritional status surveillance system of the elderly’s nutritional status both at primary care level and at elderly residential homes within the project PEN-3S, promoted by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon.


Effective knowledge is based on multiplicity of perspectives and wisdom. R&CS has the priviledge of having a group of high-level skilled consultants, assuring multidisciplinary approach to our educational, scientific, software and clinical projects.

Meet R&CS' external consultants.