Ricardo Pinto

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Ricardo Pinto

Ricardo Pinto is assistant professor at University Lusófona of Porto, Faculty of Psychology, Education and Sports, and Director of the Master in Juvenile Justice and Protection of Children and Young People in Danger. He received his Ph.D. in 2013 in Health Psychology at University of Minho. He has expertise in quantitative methods and his programmatic work is in the effects of interpersonal violence on women and children, including child maltreatment and post-traumatic stress disorder in adolescents. This research has significant public health implications in Portugal, where there are relatively high rates of intimate partner violence and childhood adversity and trauma. He is currently interested in testing theoretical models of stress and trauma exposure through virtual reality, for instance in first responders. His work has been published in high profile outlets, such as Psychoneuroendocrinology, Journal of Traumatic Stress, and Child Abuse and Neglect. He is member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Traumatic Stress and has been invited to have an editorial participation as a reviewer in several international journals