Alice Delerue Matos Alice Delerue Matos holds a PhD in Social Sciences, with a specialization in Demography, from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, in 2007. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minho. She coordinates the Portuguese team of the largest European longitudinal project in the area of ​​Social Sciences, the SHARE project – Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe and is a foreign consultant for the similar project ELSI-Brasil (Longitudinal Study of Health and Wellbeing for the Elderly) Brazilians).

She focuses her research in the areas of Sociology of Ageing, Sociology of Health and Demography. Her most recent publications include Social isolation, physical inactivity and inadequate diet among European middle-aged and older adults (2021) (with Barbosa, F .; Cunha, C .; Voss, G. & Correia, F.), Eixo Atlántico: demographic situation and perspectives (2020) (with Castro, A. & Martinez, G.) and Demography’s contribution to pandemic knowledge and mitigation policies (2020) (with Nogales Vasconcelos, A.).

Member of the board of the International Association of French-speaking Sociologists, President of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Demographic Association and coordinator of the Thematic Area Population Dynamics, Generations and Aging of the Portuguese Association of Sociology, she won the Teaching Merit Prize, by the University of Minho, in 2008, and the 3rd Prize for Good Active Aging Practices with the “Bem Envelhecer” project, in 2012, awarded by the Braga City Council and the Bracara Augusta Foundation.