Researchers

Paulo Vieira Pinto

Integrated Researcher

He holds a degree in Social Sciences in the field of Social Psychology, a Master's in Forensic Sciences from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, and a Ph.D. in Forensic Sciences from the University of Santiago de Compostela. He is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Fernando Pessoa University and an Invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto and the University Institute of Health Sciences (IUCS-CESPU).
He is a member of the Council of the Department of Community Medicine, Information, and Health Decision and the Pluridisciplinary Simulation Center of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto. He also serves as a Guest Speaker at Nova School of Business and Economics Executive Education.
As a Level 4 Forensic Specialist, certified by the Portuguese Association of Forensic Sciences (APCF), he is the co-founder and manager of FOREN, Lda. – Forensic Science Experts.
For 25 years, he was associated with the Forces and Security Services, engaging in criminal investigation activities. He served as an Instructor/Trainer at the Guard School (GNR) in various general and specialized training courses for Guards, Sergeants, and Officers. Additionally, he was a member of the Negotiation Team of the National Republican Guard.
He received 6 Commendations for services rendered in the Police Service; Decorations include the Public Security Merit Medal – 3rd Class, Copper Medal, and Silver Medal for Exemplary Behavior; Commemorative Medal for Special Services of the Armed Forces with the caption "Bosnia 1997"; Two Stars Public Attendance Medal and a NATO Medal for participation in operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Since 2007, he has dedicated himself to the study of violence in intimate and gender relationships and its relationship with the criminal justice system. He is currently involved in several ongoing studies and projects, with several publications in international journals, and presentations at national and international congresses, and publications.