Inês Santos

Inês Santos

  • Docente
  • Professor/a Auxiliar Convidado/a

Nota biográfica

Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Dietetics and Nutrition (FMUL, 2011) and a PhD in Physical Activity and Health (FMHUL, 2017). She is a researcher at the Self-Regulation in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity (PANO-SR) Research Group, CIPER, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, and an Invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports, Lusófona University and at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. She has developed expertise in the area of self-regulation of weight loss maintenance and energy balance-related behaviors (physical activity and eating habits/behaviors). Additionally, her work has contributed to a better understanding of the epidemiology of weight loss attempts in adults across the world. She authored 13 peer-reviewed journal publications, 3 publications in special issues, 1 book chapter, 1 scientific report, and contributed to 31 abstracts/presentations in scientific conferences - Scopus h-index of 7. Currently, she is the coordinator of the NoHoW trial in Portugal (EC:H2020-PHC-2014 SEP-210140063), a multi-center 2x2 factorial randomized controlled trial investigating an evidence-based digital toolkit for weight loss maintenance in European adults. She is also the coordinator of the Portuguese Weight Control Registry (PTDC/DES/72317/2006, 2008- 2011), an ongoing voluntary registry of Portuguese successful weight loss maintainers. In 2017, she won the Young Nutritionist Merit Award from the Order of Nutritionists and joined the Communications Committee of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA).