In 2012, Mafalda Leitão finished her Masters in Health Psychology in the area of eating behavior. The following year, she worked with Prof. Filipa Pimenta in her post-doctoral, at UIPES (reference Grant SFRH/BDP/77799/2011). Then, she worked for five years in a clinic, in psychological intervention with the Portuguese population with weight-related problems, namely excessive weight and obesity. In 2019 she was funded by FCT through a Ph.D. scholarship, with a project focusing on menopause and weight loss.
Supervised at WJCR by: Filipa Pimenta, João Marôco
Pimenta, F., Marôco, J., Leitão, M., & Leal, I. (2016). Predictors of stress and depressive mood in Portuguese middle-aged women. Journal of Women & Aging, 28(5), 444-453. doi:10.1080/08952841.2015.1018058
Leitão, M., Pimenta, F., Herédia, T., & Leal, I. (2013). Comportamento alimentar, compulsão alimentar, história de peso e estilo de vida: Diferenças entre pessoas com obesidade e com uma perda de peso bem-sucedida. Revista de Alimentos e Nutrição, 24(4), 393-401.
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mafalda_Leitao2