Assistant Professor, School of Psychology
University College Dublin, Dublin – Ireland
Flavia H. Santos is psychologist with PhD in Science at Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil, and post-doctoral experiences in memory research at University of Murcia, Spain and University of Minho, Portugal. Formerly, Dr. Santos was a full professor at São Paulo State University, founder and director of the Laboratory of Neuropsychology, where she carried out research related to cognition, autonomy and training adaptive skills for employment in people with Intellectual Disabilities. Moreover, she adapted instruments such as Rochester Health Status Survey, NTG-Early Detection Screen for Dementia, and Autonomy scale into Portuguese language for boosting research in this field. She was also an IASSID member, representative of Brazil. In 2016, Dr. Santos was the Brazilian delegate at the International Summit on Intellectual Disability and Dementia, held in Glasgow, Scotland. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at University College Dublin and will lead in Dublin a study focused on healthy ageing in adults with ID, aiming to explore the knowledge and attitudes about ageing and healthy ageing among people with ID themselves, their families, and key professionals (nurses, physicians, social workers). She is the author of articles related to autonomy, employability, ageing and dementia, with respect to people with ID. In collaboration with Drs. Vee Prasher and Philip Davidson, Dr. Santos is editor of the book: Mental Health, Intellectual Disabilities and Ageing process, second edition, to be published by Springer Nature in 2020.
Wednesday, November 6
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM