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Inês Santos

Research Associate
 
1. DEGREES
· Ph.D. (University of Lisbon, Faculty of Human Kinetics, 2017)
. M.Sc. (University of Lisbon, Faculty of Medicine, 2011)
· Nutritionist (University of Algarve, School of Health, 2008)

2. GENERAL RESEARCH AREA
· Nutrition and Eating Behavior, Physical Activity and Obesity
Research Lines
· Self-Regulation predictors of weight loss and weight loss maintenance
Current Research Projects
· NoHoW: Evidence-based ICT Tools for Weight Loss Maintenance (H2020-PHC-2014 SEP-210140063)
· PWCR: Portuguese Weight Control Registry
· Champ4Life
 
3. ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

· 2017-Today: Research Associate (CIPER, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon)

· 2017-Today: ISBNPA Communications Committee Assistant

· 2017-Today: Invited Assistant Professor (Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal)

· 2015-Today: Invited Assistant Professor (Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Lusófona University, Lisbon, Portugal)

· 2015-2016: Invited Assistant Professor (Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal)

· 2013-2014: Invited Assistant Professor (School of Health Sciences and Technologies, Lusófona University, Lisbon, Portugal)

· 2012-2017: Ph.D. Student in Physical Activity and Health (Exercise and Health Laboratory, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal)

· 2011-2012: Research Fellow in the Project "Physical Activity and the Self-Regulation of Eating Behavior and Body Weight", financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Exercise and Health Laboratory, Faculty of Human Kinetics, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal)

· 2010-2011: Research Fellow in the Project "Secondary Analysis of Data from PISA: Searching for Clues to Academic Success", financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal)

· 2009-2010: Research Fellow in the Project "Portuguese Prevalence Study of Obesity in Childhood, changes from  2002 to 2009. The Effects of Lifestyle and Environmental Factors", financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)

· 2008-2009: Collaborator in the Project "Prevalence Study of Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence in Portugal", in the context of the Platform Against Obesity (Portuguese Society for the Study of Obesity)

· 2008-Today: Clinical Nutritionist (Health context)

· 2008-2010: Master Studies in Dietetics and Nutrition (Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal)

· 2004-2008: Undergraduate Studies in Dietetics (Health Superior School of Faro, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal)

 

4. PUBLICATIONS
Theses
  1. Santos, I. (2017). Attempting and achieving weight loss and maintenance. Tese de Doutoramento, FMH-UL.

  2. Santos, I. (2010). Obesidade e ingestão nutricional em crianças portuguesas dos dois aos cinco anos de idade. Tese de Mestrado, FMUL.

Peer-reviewed articles
  1. Carraça EV, Santos I, Mata J, Teixeira PJ. (2018). Psychosocial pretreatment predictors of weight control: a systematic review update. Obes Facts, 11(1):67-82.
  2. Santos I, Sniehotta FF, Marques MM, Carraça EV, Teixeira PJ. (2017). Prevalence of personal weight control attempts in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obes Rev, 18(1):32-50.

  3. Santos I, Vieira PN, Silva MN, Sardinha LB, Teixeira PJ. (2017). Weight control behaviors of highly successful weight loss maintainers: The Portuguese Weight Control Registry. J Behav Med, 40(2):366-371.

  4. Santos I, Ball K, Crawford DA, Teixeira PJ. (2016). Motivation and barriers for leisure-time physical activity in socioeconomically disadvantaged women. PLoS ONE, 11(1):e0147735.

  5. Santos I, Mata J, Silva MN, Sardinha LB, Teixeira PJ. (2015). Predicting long-term weight loss maintenance in previously overweight women: a signal detection approach. Obesity, 23(5):957-964.

  6. Santos I, Andrade AM, Teixeira PJ. (2015). Weight control attempts among Portuguese adults: prevalence, motives and behavioral strategies [Portuguese]. Acta Med Port, 28(1):77-86.

  7. Wasserkampf A, Silva MN, Santos I, Carraça EV, Meis JJM, Kremers SPJ, Teixeira PJ. (2014). Short- and long-term theory-based predictors of physical activity in women who participated in a weight-management program. Health Educ Res. DOI 10.1093/her/cyu060.

  8. Vieira PN, Silva MN, Coutinho SR, Santos TC, Santos I, Sardinha LB, Teixeira PJ. (2012). Successful weight loss maintenance in Portugal and in the USA: comparing results from two National Registries [Portuguese]. Revista Portuguesa de Saúde Pública, 30(2): 115-124.

Other articles
  1. Santos I, Silva MN, Teixeira PJ. (2016). A self-determination theory perspective on weight loss maintenance. The European Health Psychologist,  18(5):194-199.
  2. Santos I, Vieira PNTeixeira PJ. (2014). Perfil comportamental de adultos portugueses com sucesso na manutenção do peso perdido: O Registo Nacional de Controlo do Peso. Revista Factores de Risco, 34:50-55.

  3. Teixeira PJ, Pereira H, Silva MN, Carraça EV, Santos I, Vieira PNMinderico C, Coutinho S, Santos T, Sardinha LB. (2014). O programa P.E.S.O.: Descrição dos resultados principaisRevista Factores de Risco, 34:68-80.

Reports
  1. Moreira I, Santos I, Conboy J. (2010). A retenção académica e performance a ciências em Portugal evidenciadas no PISA 2006Repositório da Universidade de LisboaInstituto de Educação, GI Psicologia da EducaçãoRelatórios de Projectos de Investigação (http://hdl.handle.net/10451/7782).
Book chapters
  1. Conboy J, Santos I, Moreira I, Fonseca J. Práticas e consequências da retenção escolar. In: Veloso L, Abrantes P. Sucesso escolar: Da compreensão do fenómeno às estratégias para o alcançarMundos SociaisLisboa 2013.

Published Abstracts

  1. Jorge R, Santos I, Tomás R, Teixeira VH, Teixeira PJ. Pretreatment predictors of weight control among overweight women. Obes Facts 2018; 11(Suppl. 1):285. 25th European Congress on Obesity, Vienna, Austria.
  2. Santos I, Mata J, Carraça EV, Silva MN, Sardinha LB, Teixeira PJ. Three-year weight management in overweight women: A signal detection analysis of behavioral and psychological predictors. Obes Facts 2014; 7(Suppl. 1):134. 21st European Congress on Obesity, Sofia, Bulgaria.

  3. Santos I, Andrade AM, Teixeira PJ. Controlo do peso em Portugal: prevalência e estratégias comportamentais. Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia 2013; Suppl: 42. 17º Congresso Português de Obesidade (SPEO), Porto.

  4. Santos I, Andrade AM, Teixeira PJ. Prevalence of weight control attempts and behavioral strategies among Portuguese adults: A national survey. Obes Facts 2013; 6(Suppl. 1): 191. 20th European Congress on Obesity, Liverpool, UK.

  5. Silva MN, Santos I, Carraça EV, Vieira PN, Teixeira PJ. Motivational correlates of exercise behavior among long-term weight loss maintainers. Obes Facts 2012; 5(Suppl. 1): 193. 19th European Congress on Obesity, Lyon.

  6. Tavares I, Cortes M, Moraes F, Gonçalves A, Santos I, Lopes L, Massalana A. E. Coli urinary tract infections in patients admitted during 2010 in Internal Medicine Service. Eur J Intern Med 2011; 22S: S90-91. 10th Congress of the European Federation of Internal Medicine, Greece.

Presentations
  1. Santos I, Palmeira AL, Encantado J, Scott S, Larsen SC, Teixeira PJ, et al. Motivation and self-regulatory strategies among physical activity profiles of weight loss maintainers. 17th Annual Meeting of the ISBNPA, Hong Kong, 2018. 

  2. Santos I. A motivação na perda e manutenção do peso. XXVIII Semana da Nutrição da Faculdade de Ciências da Nutrição e Alimentação da Universidade do Porto, Porto, 2018. (by invitation)

  3. Santos I, Carraça EV, Marques MM, Sniehotta FF, Teixeira PJ. Weight control attempts in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. 15th Annual Meeting of the ISBNPA, Cape Town, South Africa, 2016.

  4. Santos I, Mata J, Silva MN, Sardinha LB, Teixeira PJ. Predicting long-term weight loss maintenance in overweight women: Post-treatment profiles based on a signal detection approach. 13th Annual Meeting of the ISBNPA, San Diego, California, 2014.

  5. Silva JD, Santos I, Carraça EV, Silva MN, Marques M, Markland D, Standage M, Teixeira P. Exercise-related goal contents and long-term physical activity changes in previously overweight women. 13th Annual Meeting of the ISBNPA, San Diego, California, 2014.

  6. Santos I, Andrade AM. A água engorda às refeições. Verdade ou Mito? Encontro de Outono do Núcleo de Doenças do Comportamento Alimentar, Lisboa 2012.

  7. Santos I, Vieira P, Teixeira PJ. Perder e manter o peso em Portugal: Ingestão alimentar e actividade física no Registo Nacional de Controlo do Peso. Congresso Português de Dietética e Nutrição, Lisboa, 2012.

  8. Santos I, Teixeira PJ. Health @ Any Size: Controlar o peso sem perder peso? 15º Congresso Português de Obesidade (SPEO), Coimbra, 2011. (by invitation)

Poster Presentations

  1. Pereira HV, Palmeira AL, Carraça EV, Santos I, Marques MM, Teixeira PJ. Prevalence of recreational running and behavior characteristics of Portuguese runners: The Keep on Running national survey. ISPAH Conference, London, 2018.
  2. Jorge R, Santos I, Teixeira VH, Teixeira PJ. Does diet strictness level during weekends and holiday periods influence long-term weight loss maintenance? Evidence from the Portuguese Weight Control Registry. 17th Annual Meeting of the ISBNPA, Hong Kong, 2018.

  3. Palmeira AL, Santos I, Encantado J, Teixeira PJ, Stubbs J, Scott S, et al. Associations between activity and physical activity motivation in short-term weight loss. 17th Annual Meeting of the ISBNPA, Hong Kong, 2018.

  4. Encantado J, Marques M, Palmeira AL, Santos I, Carraça EV, Stubbs J et al. Preliminary validation of the Goal Content for Weight Maintenance Scale. 17th Annual Meeting of the ISBNPA, Hong Kong, 2018.

  5. Encantado J, Marques M, Palmeira AL, Santos I, Carraça EV, Stubbs J et al. Preliminary validation of the Portuguese version of the Regulation for Eating Behavior Scale. 17th Annual Meeting of the ISBNPA, Hong Kong, 2018.

  6. Pereira HV, Palmeira AL, Silva MN, Santos I, Rovisco R, Morgado J, Teixeira PJ. Associations between needs satisfaction and behavioral regulations in a sample of recreational runners. 6th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory, Victoria, Canada, 2016.

  7. Santos I, Carraça EV, Marques M, Sniehotta F, Teixeira PJ. Prevalence and correlates of non-surgical weight control attempts in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 14th Annual Meeting of the ISBNPA, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2015.

  8. Santos I, Ball K, Teixeira PJ, Crawford DA. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between physical activity motivation and physical activity behavior in women. 12th Annual Meeting of the ISBNPA, Ghent, Belgium, 2013.

  9. Silva JD, Santos I, Silva MN, Carraça EV, Teixeira PJ. "I exercise in order to...". Long-term changes in exercise-related goals in previously overweight women". 12th Annual Meeting of the ISBNPA, Ghent, Belgium, 2013.

  10. Pereira HV, Silva MN, Carraça EV, Santos I, Sardinha LB, Teixeira PJ. Autonomous motivation and lifestyle physical activity: results from a 3-year SDT-based randomized controlled trial. 12th Annual Meeting of the ISBNPA, Ghent, Belgium, 2013.

  11. Silva MN, Carraça EV, Santos I, Palmeira AL, Sardinha LB, Teixeira PJ. More is sometimes less: the role of quantitative and qualitative motivation for physical activity, eating behavior, and well-being. 12th Annual Meeting of the ISBNPA, Ghent, Belgium, 2013. 

 
5. INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS
 
· 29 June-1 July 2016: Summer School EASO New Investigators United (Cascais, Portugal).
 
· October-December 2012: Research internship at the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN), Deakin University - collaboration in the FP-7 European project MEMO INTERNATIONAL: Mediating and moderating variable analysis in energy balance behaviors change interventions (Marie Curie Action).
 
· Participation in the MeMo Lunch Meeting at the 12th Annual Meeting of the ISBNPA, Ghent, Belgium, 2013: Flash talk titled "Motivation for physical activity in socially disadvantaged Australian women".
 
 
6. SCIENTIFIC AWARDS
 
· September 2017: Prémio de Mérito Jovem Nutricionista (Ordem dos Nutricionistas).
 

· January 2012-December 2015: Doctoral Scholarship (FCT / Portuguese Government, Science and Technology Foundation).