Fátima Barbosa holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Minho (2016) and is currently a postdoctoral fellow from the Portuguese team of the European project SHARE – Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. Her main areas of research are Sociology of Aging and Sociology of Health, with a particular focus on providing informal care for the population aged 50 and over.

Her most recent publications are: Do European Co ‐ Residential Caregivers Aged 50+ have an Increased Risk of Frailty? (Barbosa, F .; Voss, G. & Delerue Matos, A., 2020); Health Impact of Providing Informal Care in Portugal (Barbosa, F .; Voss, G. & Delerue Matos, A., 2020); The impact of living alone on physical and mental health: does loneliness matter? (Barbosa, F .; Cunha, C .; Voss, G. & Delerue Matos, A., 2019).