About Bruna Raquel Gouveia

I was born in 1983/04/25, in Funchal, Madeira Island - Portugal, where I live.






Registered Nurse from 2005 until 2010 at SESARAM, EPE;

Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse from 2010 until 2015 at SESARAM, EPE;

Assistant Professor at the University of Madeira from September 2010 to February 2015.

Adjunct Professor and Researcher at Saint Joseph of Cluny Higher School of Nursing since March 2015. Member of the Scientific commitee. Coordinator of the Research Office. Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Nursing Specilization Course.


Academic Degrees:

Licenciate in Nursing [4 years program] from the University of Madeira, in 2005;

Master Science in Philosophy, specialty in Bioethics [2 years program] at the Portuguese Catholic University, in 2009;

PhD in Nursing Sciences [4 years program] at the University of Porto - ICBAS, in 2014.


Other Education:

Post-graduation in Bioethics [1 year program] at the Portuguese Catholic University in 2007.

Rehabilitation Nursing Specialty [1 year program] at the Sain Joseph of Cluny Higher School of Nursing, in 2010.


Participation in EANS:

Student in the EANS Summer School for Doctoral Studies 2010-2013.

‚ÄčEANS Full Member since 2016.


Research Areas and Interests: Human Development; Aging and older people; Rehabilitation Nursing; Fall Prevention; Balance; Bioethics; Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials.


Selected Research Projects/Activities:

2015- (...): Member of the Research Team of the Madeira Study on Aging, Balance and Cognition, ESESJCluny, UMa, CIGEV, M-ITI.

2015-(…): Member of the Research Team in the Project: “The impact of the Turism of Nature and landscape in health. The case of the “levadas” and trails in Madeira”, University of Madeira.

2010-(…): Member of the Research Team of the Project/Responsible - "Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation Nursing: Balance/ fall risk in the community-dwelling older adults: Randomized Controlled Trial", University of Porto [Sponsored by ARDITI, BIF/BD/001973/2013/132]

2012-2014: Member of the Reflection Review Team in the Project: “The State of European Nursing Research: A Systematic Literature Review”, Reflection Network, EANS [Sponsored by European Science Foundation].

2006-2010: Member of the Research Team of the Project: "Health in Madeira: a Comprehensive Study of Aging, Body Composition, Physical activity and Functional Fitness", University of Madeira/Human Growth and Development Lab. [Sponsored by FCT, POCTI/DES/56834/2004].

2005-2009: Member of the Field Team of Projects: "The Madeira Growth Study. A Longitudinal Study", and “Genetic influences and involvement in physical activity, fitness and health: the study of families from Madeira”. University of Madeira/Human Growth and Development Lab. [Sponsored by CITMA; POPRAM III/CITMA/B66 and POCI/DES/56834/2004 respectively].

2005-2006: Member of the field team of “Genetic influences and involvement in physical activity, fitness and health: the study of families from Madeira”; [Sponsored by POCI/DES/56834/2004].


Research groups participation:

2016-(...): Collaborator in M-ITI - Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, University of Madeira [Sponsored by FCT - Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology] (Ongoing affiliation)

2016-(…): Collaborator in the CIGEV – Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology and Vulnerability, University of Geneva [Sponsored by Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research]

2012-(…): Member of the European Science Foundation Research Networking Programme ‘REFLECTION’ [Sponsored by European Science Foundation – 09-RNP-049].

2010-2015: PhD Collaborator of the CINTESIS Research Center, University of Porto [Sponsored by FCT].


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