Inês Santos

Collaborating Researcher
Inês Santos is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, and at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, Lusófona University, and a researcher at the Research Center in Sports, Physical Education, Exercise and Health (CIDEFES), Lusófona University, and a collaborator at the Self-Regulation in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity (PANO-SR) Research Group, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Dietetics and Nutrition, and a PhD in Physical Activity and Health. She has developed expertise in the area of self-regulation of weight loss maintenance and energy balance-related behaviours (physical activity and eating habits/behaviours). Additionally, her work has contributed to a better understanding of the epidemiology of weight loss attempts in adults across the world. She authored more than 30 international peer-reviewed articles and contributed to more than 40 abstracts/presentations in scientific conferences (Scopus h-index of 9). She has been an investigator in several National and EU projects. Recently, she was the operations coordinator of the NoHoW trial in Portugal (H2020-PHC-2014 SEP-210140063), a multi-centre 2x2 factorial randomised controlled trial investigating an evidence-based digital toolkit for weight loss maintenance in European adults. Currently, she is the coordinator of the Portuguese Weight Control Registry, an ongoing voluntary registry of Portuguese successful weight loss maintainers, and a collaborating partner of the International Weight Control Registry, a multi-centre research project developed to study individuals who succeeded in long-term weight management across the world. Since 2018 she integrates the Communications Committee of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), which is the premier international society for nutrition and physical activity research. In 2019 she was elected Early Career Representative and in 2021 Member-at-Large of the Executive Committee of the ISBNPA.