Marta Marques


Marta Marques

Collaborating Researcher


· PhD Health Psychology, Leiden University, The Netherlands (2014)

· MSc Health Psychology (pre-bologna), ISPA- University Institute, Portugal (2008)

· Post graduation Sport and Exercise Psychology, ISPA, Portugal (2006)

· First degree in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology; pre-bologna - 5 years), ISPA, Portugal (2005)



· Chartered Psychologist (Portuguese Order of Psychologists, Nº 945)

· Postgraduate training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (2009-2012)

· Advanced Training in Motivational Interviewing



· Testing and developing theory-based health behavior change interventions targeting people with or at risk of chronic disease and healthcare professionals

· Motivational and self-regulation processes underlying health behavior change and maintenance

· Applied meta-analysis and process evaluation in interventions

· Developing and testing psychosocial measures for health behaviors




· 2015 - Present: Post-Doctoral Fellow. Individual Post-doctoral Grant by the Portuguese Science Foundation (SFRH/BPD/105127/2014). Project: Promoting physical activity adherence in patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A trial of behavior change skills training for healthcare professionals.

· 2013-2014: Research Assistant, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

· 2009-2013: Individual Doctoral Grant funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation (SFRH/BD/47579/2008). Project: Self-regulation, Physical Activity and Unexplained Chronic Fatigue: From determinants to interventions. Supervisors: Prof. Stan Maes and Dr. Véronique de Gucht (Leiden University, The Netherlands).

· 2009-2013: Research Assistant, Health Psychology Research Unit, ISPA, Portugal

· 2005-2008: Research collaborator, Department of Psychology of Sports and Physical Activity, ISPA, Portugal

 Teaching (Invited)

· 2010-Present: MSc in Health Psychology, Course: Introduction to Health Psychology, ISPA, Portugal

· 2012-2015: MSc in Health Psychology, Course: Health Promotion, ISPA, Portugal

· 2007-2013: Post graduate course in Sport and Exercise Psychology; Course: Behavior change interventions

· Co-supervison of BA and MSc Dissertations in Health Psychology at ISPA, Portugal



Peer Reviewed Articles

  1. Hagger M.S., Luszczynska A., de Wit J., Benyamini Y., Burkert S., Chamberland P.-E., Chater A.M., Dombrowski S., vanDogen A., French D.P., Gauchet A., Hankonen N., Karekla M., Kinney A.Y., Kwasnicka D., Lo S.H., López-Roíg S.,Meslot C., Marques M.M., Neter E.M., Plass A., Potthoff S., Rennie L., Scholz U., Stadler G., Stolte E.A., ten Hoor G.,Verhoeven A.A.C., Wagner M., Oettingen G., Sheeran P., Gollwitzer P.M. Implementation intention and planning    interventions in health psychology: Recommendations from the Synergy expert group for research and practice. Psychology & Health (in press).

  2. Marques M.M, De Gucht V., Gouveia M.J., Leal I., Maes S. (2015). Differential effects of behavioral interventions with a graded physical activity component in patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue (Syndrome): An updated    systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 40:123-137.

  3. Teixeira P.J., Carraça E.V., Marques M.M., Rutter H., Oppert J.-M., De Bourdeaudhuij I., Lakerveld J., Brug J. (2015).Successful behavior change in obesity interventions in adults: A systematic review of self-regulation mediators. BMC Medicine, 13:84. doi:10.1186/s12916-015-0323-6

  4. Gouveia M.J. & Marques M. (in press). Atividade física e bem-estar: uma breve revisão. Revista de Psicologia del Deporte.

  5. Marques M., Gucht V., Leal I. & Maes S. (2015). Effects of a Self-regulation Based Physical Activity Program (The 4-STEPS) for Unexplained Chronic Fatigue: A Randomized Controlled Trial. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 22(2):187-96. doi: 10.1007/s12529-014-9432-4

  6. Marques M., De Gucht V., Maes S. & Leal I. (2013). A cross-cultural perspective on psychological determinants of Unexplained Chronic Fatigue: a comparison between a Portuguese and a Dutch patient sample. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 20(2): 229-38 (Sp. Issue on Functional Somatic Syndromes).

  7. Marques M., De Gucht V., Gouveia M.J., Cordeiro A., Leal I. & Maes S (2013). Psychometric properties of the Portuguese Version of the Checklist of Individual Strength (CIS20-P). Psychology, Community & Health, 2(1): 11-18.

  8. Marques M., De Gucht V., Maes S. & Leal I. (2012). Protocol for the “four steps to control your fatigue (4-steps)” randomised controlled trial: a self-regulation based physical activity intervention for patients with unexplained chronic fatigue. BMC Public Health, 12:202 (Highly accessed).

  9. Marques M., De Gucht V., Maes S., Gouveia M.J. & Leal I. (2012). Psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the treatment self-regulation questionnaire for physical activity (TSRQ-PA). Psychology, Community & Health,1(2): 212-220. doi:10.5964/pch.v1i2.32

  10. Gouveia M.J., Pais-Ribeiro J.L. & Marques M. (2012) Estudo da invariância factorial da versão portuguesa do Spiritual Well-being Questionnaire em praticantes de actividades físicas de inspiração oriental. Psychology, Community & Health, 1(2): 140-150.

  11. Gouveia M.J., Pais-Ribeiro J.L., Marques M. & Carvalho C. (2012). Measuring Dispositional Flow in exercise. Validity and reliability of a Portuguese version of the Dispositional Flow Scale-2 (DFS-2). Revista de Psicología del Deporte,21(1):81-88.

  12. Gouveia M.J., Marques M., Leal I., & Pais-Ribeiro J.L. (2009). Versão Portuguesa do Questionário de Bem-Estar Espiritual (SWBQ): Análise confirmatória da sua estrutura factorial. Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças, 10(2), 285-293.


  1. Marques M. (2015). Self-Regulation, Physical Activity and Unexplained Chronic Fatigue: From Determinants to Interventions. Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University, the Netherlands. ISBN: 9789892050829.

Book Chapters

  1. Gouveia M.J., Marques M., Carvalho C. & Almeida P. (2012). Atividade física: Uma perspetiva psicológica. In: I Leal, F. Pimenta & M. Marques (Coord.).Intervenção em Psicologia Clínica e da Saúde: Modelos e Práticas, 185-208. Lisboa: Placebo Editora.

  2. Leal I., Pimenta F. & Marques M. (2012). Introdução. In: I Leal, F. Pimenta & M. Marques (Coord.). Intervenção em Psicologia Clínica e da Saúde: Modelos e Práticas. Lisboa: Placebo Editora. 

Published/organized books or editions

  1. Leal I., Pimenta F. & Marques M. (2012). Intervenção em Psicologia Clinica e da Saúde: Modelos e Práticas. Lisboa: Placebo Editora.

  2. Leal, I., Pais-Ribeiro, J., Marques, M. & Pimenta, F. (2010). Saúde, Sexualidade e Género. Actas do 8º Congresso Nacional de Psicologia da Saúde. Lisboa: ISPA.

Special Issues (Coordination / Editorship)

  1. Co-Editor Special Issue "Motivational Interviewing" (June 2015). Marques, M. & Griva, K. (2015).  "Motivational Interviewing: Lessons Learnt and Challenges Ahead" (June 2015). The European Health Psychologist, 17(3): 99-10 (Editorial).

  2. Co-Editor Special Issue “Advances in Statistics and Methods in Health Psychology”. Marques, M. & Hamilton, K. (2014). Health Psychology and statistical methods: out with the old and in with the new. The European Health Psychologist, 16(2):36-39 (Editorial).

  3. Co-Editor Special Issue "Behavior Change in Practice"(October 2014). Peters, G-J Y. & Marques, M. (2014). Behavior change in practice: Hands-on guides for research and intervention development". The European Health Psychologist, 16(5): 138-141 (Editorial).



· European Health Psychology Society (E-courses committee chair; National Delegate)

· International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

· Portuguese Health Psychology Society

· Portuguese Order of Psychologists



· The European Health Psychologist,  Associate Editor (2013-)

· Psychology, Community & Health, Associate Editor (2013-)

· Journal of European Psychology Students, Associate Editor (2012-2013)