ISSSP - Higher Institute of Social Service of Porto, AIPES -Association for Research and Promotion of Social Economy, Portugal
Madalena Sofia Oliveira has a PhD in Psychology, in the scientific field of Social Sciences, in the line of victimology, a Master's Degree in Forensic Sciences and a Degree in Social Work. She has also completed several advanced training courses and specialisations in various fields: domestic violence, gender equality, forensic interview with children victims of violence - NICHD protocol, project management, network intervention techniques, investigation methods and techniques, human trafficking, risk assessment in children and adults, among others. Currently, she is a visiting assistant professor at UTAD, at the University Institute of Health Sciences - CESPU, and at the Higher Institute of Maia. She also coordinates the Social and Legal Sciences module of the Specialisation in Forensic Examination at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, where she teaches. She works as a consultant, trainer and pedagogical supervisor in the social and forensic areas, with an emphasis on Victimology and Gender Equality in municipalities and private social solidarity institutions (IPSS). She is the lead/facilitator of the empirically validated positive parenting programme 'Anos Incríveis' (Incredible Years). She is an expert/consultant at Honnus, Medical Legal and Forensic Sciences. She collaborates with the Portuguese Institute for Sport and Youth on the Start to Talk campaign, which aims to eliminate sexual abuse in sport. She is a representative member of the Commission for the Protection of Children and Young People of Valongo. Teacher Trainer awarded by the Scientific-Pedagogical Council for Continuous Training, Ministry of Education, University of Minho. As a researcher, she is a member of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Human Rights - University of Minho and IInfacts at IUCS-CESPU.
She has dedicated herself to associativism and has collaborated with various Social Economy Institutions and Associations, in the capacity of manager, associate, and member of scientific boards. Between 2004 and 2007, she took on the position of president of the board of Associação MAPA (a social solidarity institution). Currently, she is a founding member and integrates the board of the Association for Research and Promotion of Social Economy, based in Funchal-Madeira. In the Portuguese Association of Forensic Sciences, she coordinates the areas of Forensic Psychology and Social Services, and is a member of its governing bodies.