João Graça has a PhD in Psychology (ISCTE–IUL, 2016) and currently works as a Research Fellow at the University of Lisbon (ICS-ULisboa), and Invited Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of Portugal (FCH-UCP). His overall research agenda is to help identify pathways toward more sustainable contexts and lifestyles, taking a broad view of sustainability that includes improving social relations as well as our relation with the natural environment. He has worked mostly – but not exclusively – on sustainable food consumption (i.e., from meat-centred to plant-forward diets), and program design and evaluation with vulnerable populations (e.g., matching needs and services). He has authored several scientific publications relevant for (social/environmental) sustainability transitions, and has participated as principal investigator and/or team member in national and international research projects tackling societal challenges, funded by key partners and agencies (e.g., European Commission; European Regional Development Fund; Portuguese Ministry of Education; Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology). He is familiar with a range of methods which include quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods approaches, framed under a strong personal and academic orientation towards connecting science and society.
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|Todos os animais são iguais?||Animais-companheiros nas vidas dos humanos. Desafios sociais e éticos||08/11/2018|
|Values, expectations and realities in residential care: An exploratory study||XV EUSARF International Conference||02/10/2018|
|Social dominance orientation and empathy mediate gender differences in animal exploitation||51st Conference of the German Society for Psychology||15/09/2018|
|Ideology, psychology, and everyday moral action: Moral disengagement in meat consumption||ISPP Meeting 2018||04/06/2018|