On the 7th of April, at 2:00 pm, the Permanent Seminar for Research and Community will be held entitled “SHARE: the largest longitudinal project in Social Sciences in Europe”. The scientific event has the participation of Alice Delerue Matos, Fátima Barbosa and Patrícia Silva.
SHARE – Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe is a multidisciplinary and multinational project that provides data on the health, socioeconomic status and social and family networks of more than 85,000 individuals, aged 50 or over 20 European countries (+ Israel). It came to respond to the European Commission’s call to study the possibility of establishing a longitudinal study on ageing in Europe. It is currently one of the main pillars of European research. In 2008, it was selected as one of the projects to be implemented at the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures.
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 Aging, 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.
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).
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).
With this seminar, a second phase of the Permanent Seminar for Research and Community begins, in which it seeks to involve CECS research projects, maintaining the initial objective of knowledge sharing.