Francis Anne Carneiro

Sofia von Humboldt
PhD Student
Health Team

Francis Carneiro is a licensed clinical and health psychologist and a Ph.D. Fellow in Clinical Psychology with a grant from the Portuguese Science Foundation. She has developed previous research in subjective well-being on elderly women with breast cancer and also in LGBT families and attitudes towards these families. Currently her research focuses on Family Resiliency and trajectories of Planned Families, namely, families through adoption, surrogacy, donor insemination and assisted reproduction techniques. She is particularly interested in exploring these new family configurations’ ability to psychologically adjust with adversity and especially how they successfully overcome and thrive from this stressful situations. Through a mixed-method approach (qualitative and quantitative) and multi-informant assessment ultimately the main goals of her research project are to examine the factors that promote family resilience and also to explore and develop scientific knowledge about the new family dynamics in parenthood and their impact on children’s psychosocial adjustment. Her current interest fields are family processes and resilience, children’s well-being, different family constellations, LGB families and Sexual and Gender Diversity (SGD).

Supervised at WJCR by: Isabel Leal, Pedro Costa

Main publications

Carneiro, F. A., Costa, P., & Leal, I. (2019). Psychometric analysis of the portuguese version of the family sense of coherence. Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças20(3), 838-858. doi:10.15309/19psd200322
Carneiro, F. A., Costa, P., Pereira, H., & Leal, I. (2018). A qualidade das vivências parentais em três famílias homoparentais portuguesas. Psicologia, Saúde e Doenças, 19, 129-135. doi:10.15309/18psd190119
The Poster of this article was considered Best Written Communication Award at the 12th Health Psychology Congress given by the Health Psychology Portuguese Society.
Carneiro, F. A., Tasker, F., Salinas-Quiroz, F., Leal, I., & Costa, P. A. (2017). Are the fathers alright? A systematic and critical review of studies on gay and bisexual fatherhood. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1636. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01636
Costa, P. A., Carneiro, F. A., Esposito, F., D’Amore, S., & Green, R. J. (2017) Sexual Prejudice in Portugal: Results from the First Wave European Study on Heterosexual’s Attitudes toward Same- Gender Marriage and Parenting. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 1-12. doi:10.1007/s13178-017-0292-y