Joana Carvalho

Joana Carvalho
Collaborator Member
Health Team

Joana Carvalho is an assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Aveiro (UA), executive director of the SexLab, and coordinator of the Human Sexuality Group of the Center for Psychology at Porto University; she further coordinates the Sexual Behavior and Health lab at UA. Carvalho’s research interests relate to the field of sexual health and functioning, sexual violence (including prevention and risk factors), and the study of the cognitive and emotional determinants of sexual response, with a focus on its psychophysiological correlates. Carvalho has been involved in the development of the international and European clinical guidelines regarding sexual therapies and is the current president of the Portuguese Society of Clinical Sexology.

Main 5 publications

Salonia A, Bettocchi C, Boeri L, Capogrosso P, Carvalho J, Cilesiz NC, Cocci A, Corona G, Dimitropolous K, Gül M, Hatzichristodoulou G, Jones TH, Kadioglu A, Martínez Salamanca JI, Milenkovic U, Modgil V, Russo GI, Serefoglu EC, Tharakan T, Verze P, Minhas S, on behalf of the EAU Working Group on Male Sexual and Reproductive Health (2021). EAU Guidelines on sexual and reproductive health-2021 update: Male sexual dysfunction. European Urology, 80, 333-357. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2021.06.007
Carvalho, J., & Rosa, P.J (2020). Gender differences in the emotional response and subjective sexual arousal toward non-consensual sexual intercourse: a pupillometric study. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 17, 1865-1874. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2020.06.018
Carvalho, J., Murphy, L., Bradford, J., Briken, P., & Fedoroff, P. (2020). Measuring pedophilic sexual interest. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 17, 378-392. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2019.12.008
Kingsberg, S.A., Althof, S., Simon, J.A., Bradford, A., Bitzer, J., Carvalho, J., Flynn, K.E., Nappi, R.E., Reese, J.B., Rezaee, R.L., Schover, L., Shifrin, J. (2017). Female sexual dysfunction: Medical and psychological treatments – Committee 14. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 14, 1463-1491. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2017.05.018
Carvalho, J., Pereira, R., Barreto D., Nobre, P. (2017). The Effects of Positive versus Negative Mood States on Attentional Processes during Exposure to Erotica. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 2495-2504. doi: 10.1007/s10508-016-0875-3