Mariana Pinho

Mariana joined PPMI in 2018 as a researcher working on Health, Gender and Research and Innovation issues. She holds seven years of experience in academic and institutional research. Mariana obtained her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Lincoln (UK), and has a Master’s degree in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Porto (Portugal). Her previous research focused on Gender equality, Work and family balance, Parental involvement in childcare and social judgments. She has also done research for local government in Portugal regarding unemployment and effectiveness of strategies and policies implemented, and collaborated on research projects regarding Masculinity in the UK and Student Engagement at the University of Lincoln (UK).

Prior to joining PPMI, Mariana collaborated as a researcher at Sociological Research Laboratory at Mykolas Romeris Universtiy, she also worked for three years as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Lincoln and was a Clinical and Health Psychology Intern at Centro de Saúde Barão do Corvo (Health Centre) in Portugal.

Her native language is Portuguese, she has proficiency in English and basic knowledge of French and Lithuanian.


Key areas of expertise:

  • Policy areas: Gender equality, Health, Work and family life, Research and Innovation Policy
  • Methods: statistical analysis, desk-based research, interviews, case studies and surveys



  • PhD in Social Psychology University of Lincoln (UK), 2013-2017
  • Master’s Degree in Psychology University of Porto (Portugal), 2010-2012
  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology University of Porto (Portugal), 2007-2010
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