Graça S. Carvalho is Full Professor of the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, and the Director of the Research Centre on Child Studies (CIEC) of the same University. She has developed postgraduate research training in Child Health, with particular focus in school settings. In addition to 24 national projects, she was the general coordinator of the European project on “Biology, Health and Environmental Education for better Citizenship” (BIOHEAD-CITIZEN: STREP-FP6 CIT2-CT2004-506015; 2004-2008) involving 19 countries. Presently, she coordinates, at national level, two European projects: “Promoting healthy eating and physical activity in local communities” (HEPCOM: European Commission Health Programme, Contract nº 20121204; 2013-2016); and “Co-Creation: a method to develop sustainable welfare solutions” (Co-Creation Welfare; Erasmus+ KA202-2016-12; 2016-2019).
She has supervised 22 PhD theses and is supervising 8. She has 433 publications, including 125 papers in scientific journals, 73 chapters in books and 181 papers in proceedings of scientific meetings. She is referee of submitted manuscripts to 28 international journals and is member of panels of evaluation for: academic promotion (France, Greece, Cyprus), research centers (France) and research projects (Germany, Romania and Israel). She has awarded the honorary degree of ‘Doctor Honoris Causa’ by the University of Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France in 2017.