Patrícia Silva holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Minho (2019). She is currently a postdoctoral researcher for the Portuguese team of the European project SHARE-Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe.
Her research focuses on the area of Sociology of Aging, has published several scientific articles on the importance of technology in the well-being of older individuals. Recent articles include Can the internet reduce the loneliness of 50 + living alone? (Silva, P., Delerue Matos, A. & Martinez-Pecino, R., 2020); Confidant Network and Quality of Life of Individuals Aged 50+: The Positive Role of Internet Use (Silva, P., Delerue Matos, A. & Martinez-Pecino, R., 2018) and E-inclusion: Beyond individual socio-demographic characteristics (Silva, P., Delerue Matos, A. & Martinez-Pecino, R., 2017).
In 2017, she won the Dayan-O’Roark In Absentia Research Award at the 75th ICP Conference (World Congress of the International Council of Psychologists) in New York (USA).