Assistant Professor / Ad Astra Fellow
University College Dublin
Dr Flavia H. Santos is an awardee of the prestigious UCD Ad Astra Fellowship (2019-2024) and an Assistant Professor at the School of Psychology since 2018. She authored five books in the field of neuropsychology and rehabilitation and several peer-reviewed articles in neuroscience.
Before joining the UCD, she worked nine years as Assistant Professor at UNESP, São Paulo State University and two years as Associate Professor at the University of Murcia in Spain. She carried out a PhD in Science at Federal University of São Paulo (2002), with an exchange at Durham University, UK. She also completed Fellowships awarded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal (2013-2018) and Fundación Séneca, Murcia, Spain (2010-2011). Dr Santos collaborated in several funded projects that collected ≈€535K. She was the principal investigator in 5 successful proposals.
Brain and behaviour science are at the heart of her interests, mainly learning processes and neuroplasticity. In neurodevelopmental disorders, she has accomplished neuropsychological studies in children with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and developmental dyscalculia. Her research is concerned with the remediation of cognitive deficits associated with brain dysfunctions; for instance, cognitive computerized training or musical training focused on numerical cognition and working memory.
Concerning aging, Dr Santos has been focused on mild neurocognitive disorder and early-onset dementia. She is a researcher on secondment under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) grant for the CareHD Project, which is focused on Huntington Disease. She is co-editor along with Vee Prasher and Philip Davidson of the Book: Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Ageing Process to be published by Springer Nature in 2021. At the ACRM, Dr Santos is a member of NDNG. Neurodegenerative diseases network group and ARGRNG. Aging Research & Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group, currently collaborating in the Covid & Frailty Task Force.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
2:10 PM – 3:25 PM ET