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E-mail: jorge dot oliveira at ulusofona dot pt



Jorge is the coordinator of CTIP and senior researcher in COPELABs, where he was vice-director from 2014 until 2016. Jorge is also Assistant Professor at School of Psychology and Life Sciences (EPCV) in ULHT. He holds a PhD in Neuropsychology from Salamanca University. He is also the Principal Investigator in the CEPCA, the Research Unit of the EPCV/ULHT.


His research interests currently relate to cognitive neuropsychology, psychophysiology and virtual reality applications in the context of mental health and neurocognitive rehabilitation.

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PhD in Neuropsychology. Salamanca University, Department of Psychobiology and Behavioral Sciences, Spain, Awarded with the “Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado”.

2004         BSc (Hons): in Clinical Psychology. Universidade Lusofóna de Lisboa


Working Experience


2013 Director of the Centre for the Study of Cognitive Psychology and Learning. ULHT. Lisbon. Portugal
2010 Assistant Professor. ULHT. Lisbon. Portugal
2005 Research assistant at the Psychology Experimental Laboratory. ULHT, Lisbon, Portugal


Main Research Interests


  • Cognitive neuropsychology
    Virtual reality applications 
    in the context of mental health and neurocognitive rehabilitation






Current Projects




Some Previous Projects






  • Applied Neuropsychology




Check  COPELABS's list of publications for the most recent ones!



Thesis Supervision


  •        ·         M.Sc. Advisorship

    ·       Ana Cláudia Fernandes de Castro[r1] , Social cognition in schizophrenia, M. Sc. In Neuropsicologia Aplicada, Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. Jorge Oliveira, 2015/2016 (ongoing)

    ·       Filipa Ventura Ferreira Castelo, Literature review on the role of neuropsychology in cerebral palsy, M. Sc. In Neuropsicologia Aplicada, Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. Jorge Oliveira, 2015/2016 (ongoing)

    ·       Hugo Cidade Lains Zagalo de Lima, Relationship between attention levels and habituation in a virtual reality cue exposure paradigm for nicotine craving, Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. Jorge Oliveira, 2015/2016 (ongoing)

    ·       Maria João Vitória Pires da Silva Mendes, Relation between cognitive functioning and the outcomes of anxiety relaxation techniques on schizophrenia patients, Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. Jorge Oliveira, 2015/2016 (ongoing)

    ·       Rute Alexandra Gouveia Walter da Fonseca Vasconcelos, Cerebral lateralization: The role of the right hemisphere on object recognition is dependent on semantic information, Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. Jorge Oliveira, 2015/2016 (to be concluded on January,16, 2016)


    ·         Ph.D. Advisorship

    Preyesse Arquissandás, Sensor Based Augmented Reality, NEMPS PhD Programme, University Lusofona, since July 2015 (David Lamas and Jorge Oliveira)







C-BRAIN MeetingsIn 2015/2016, the C-BRAIN (COPELABS BRAINstorming) meetings occur monthly, Tuesdays, 14h00-15h30, COPELABS, room U.0.10, ground floor of Building U, University Lusofona. C-BRAINs are motivated by the interdisciplinary nature of COPELABS, and are intended to assist in creating sinergies and giving rise to new ideas, in contexts where Informatics meets Psychology.


Our up-to-date list of events. Interdisciplinary meetings, workshops, and much more!

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Latest Research

ummOur scientific repository holds the most recent work. COPELABS follows a pre-print open policy.

SITI - Informatics Systems and Technologies Group

SITI w400SITI is focused upon user-centric trends that are emerging in several fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), OSI Layers 2 and 3. As in other grassroots movements, the user will have an active say concerning services provided and consequently, concerning the techno-social environment that surrounds him/her.

CTIP - Technology Intensive Psychology Group

CTIP w400This group is based (i.e. integrated members) on a core of scientifically active researchers from the former CEPCA (Pedro Gamito, Jorge Oliveira, Rodrigo Brito, Paulo Lopes, and Ana Loureiro) 2 more recent PhDs (Cristina Camilo and Bárbara Gonzalez). Note, however, that the CEPCA team (team size, funding and indicators included in 5.) changed substantially since 2008, when it had 8 PhDs (of which only PG remains) and 5 groups. In 2011-13 the team grew to 14 integrated PhDs in 2-3 groups. By 2013, however, it was clear that the bulk of CEPCA output of international level (13 of the 14 indicators in table 5.) was the responsibility of the neurocognitive/cyber therapy-focused group, with only 3 PhD and 2 non-PhD members (PI: PG). The inevitable consolidation of CEPCA around this core group pointed to the desirability of joining forces with an informatics team – SITILABS – to create COPELABS as an interdisciplinary R&D unit (see Description of the R&D unit).

NEMPS PhD Programme

logo nemps smallNEMPS PhD programme - New Media and Pervasive Systems, University Lusófona. Check out the application deadlines and scholarship opportunities!

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