The members of the MulticulturalCARE funded project team of the Nursing School of Coimbra are:
Ana Paula Monteiro is a Portuguese nursing professional who has dedicated her career to the promotion and development of nursing education and practice. She is currently affiliated with the EEscola Superior de Enfermagem de CoimbraESEnfC), one of the most renowned nursing schools in Portugal, where she holds the position of Professor and Senior Researcher at @UICISA:E.
Ana Paula Monteiro obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the ESEnfC in 1982, and later completed her Master’s degree in Sociology at the University of Coimbra. She subsequently pursued a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Coimbra, where she focused her research on the themes of imigrants mental health and stress vulnerability related with migration process.
Throughout her career, Ana Paula Monteiro has held various teaching and research positions in Portugal and abroad. She has also served on scientific committees and editorial boards of leading nursing journals, and has authored and co-authored numerous publications on nursing education, mental health, and other related topics.
At the ESEnfC, Ana Paula Monteiro is responsible for teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students, as well as conducting research in the field of nursing education and practice. She is actively involved in the development and implementation of innovative nursing curricula in nursing multicultural care. Ana Paula Monteiro is also a specialized mental health nurse with a focus on working with refugees and migrants who have experienced trauma and displacement. Originally from Portugal , Ana Paula has dedicated her career to supporting individuals who have been forced to leave their homes and communities due to war, conflict, persecution, or other forms of violence.
Ana Paula has a deep understanding of the complex challenges that refugees and migrants face, both in their countries of origin and in their new host communities. She has worked with a wide range of clients, from children to adults, and has developed a reputation for her compassionate and culturally sensitive approach to care.Throughout her career, Ana Paula has been a strong advocate for the mental health needs of refugees and migrants. She has written and spoken extensively on the topic, sharing her expertise with colleagues, policymakers, and the general public. Her work wants to raise awareness of the unique challenges faced by refugees and migrants, and intend to contribute to the development of new approaches to addressing their health needs.
She intends to be a leading voice in the field of migration health, and is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those who have been forced to leave their homes behind.