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Filipa Calado

Filipa Da Costa Rico Calado

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

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Dr Filipa Calado is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, and Associate Course Leader for MSc Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health. She lectures on both the undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses, including modules such as Research Methods in Psychology, Trauma in children and adolescents. Filipa provides supervision to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and is currently on supervision teams for two PhD students. Her research interests focus on Behavioural Addictions, more particularly youth gambling and the effectiveness of interventions to prevent problematic gambling among underage youth, Cyberpsychology, and the Psychology of Internet and Technology Use. She is a member of the International Gaming Research Unit.

Career overview

Prior to join NTU in 2017, Filipa completed her PhD on youth gambling at NTU, under the supervision of Professor Mark Griffiths. Before that, Filipa worked as a clinical psychologist in Lisbon, Portugal. Within this role, she conducted psychological assessment to children and adolescents, using a variety of psychological measures, and she also performed psychotherapy with children and young people suffering from anxiety, depression, conduct disorders and substance abuse. Filipa has completed a MSc in Clinical Psychology at the University of Lisbon.

Research areas

Dr Filipa Calado' research concerns behavioural addictions, the psychological aspects of technology use, and risky behaviours among children and young people. She is specifically interested in understanding the psychological variables involved in the initiation and maintenance of gambling among adolescents and young adults, as well as in the design of interventions to prevent gambling and other risky behaviours among young people. Filipa has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reports and has presented her research at international conferences.

External activity

Filipa has worked with the Portuguese Ministry of Health in order to deliver training to doctors, GPs, nurses and other health professionals on the symptoms of problematic gambling among adolescents and young people. She also provided consultancy work to the Portuguese Psychological Society in the area of youth gambling.