Rosana Magalhães

  • Neuropsychology
  • mental health
  • neuropsychological assessment
  • cognitive rehabilitation

“Rosana Magalhães has always been truly fascinated with the intricate relationship of the human brain and behavior. To deepen her understanding of these multifaceted relationship, she has obtained her Masters in Clinical Psychology, with emphases in Neuropsychology. In 2014, Rosana finished her PhD in Clinical Psychology while researching cognitive deficits and rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis. 
Ever since her graduation, she has been collaborating in projects related to dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and traumatic brain injury. From September 2016 to July 2019, Rosana has worked as a neuropsychologist at Hospital CUF Porto, where she was in charge of the neuropsychological assessments of adults. From 2016 to 2020, she was a visiting professor at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Porto, responsible for the practical component of Neuropsychology class, while assisting with classes related to cognitive sciences and neurosciences. Since 2017, she has been working as a clinical psychologist in pharmaceutical clinical trials at Centro Clínico Académico (2CA-Braga). Her great interest in clinical research has lead her to dedicating much of her time to medical writing of several researcher-driven projects. 
Currently, Rosana is a Clinical Research Associate in 2CA-Braga, with most of her time and work being devoted to improving clinical research. She strongly believes that science can contribute to improving the lives of everyone, and likes to think that science is made of crossings of various facts and the constant collaboration of countless partners, just as the neurons in Santiago Ramon and Cajal’s sketches that endlessly “”embrace”” and connect among themselves. “

Scientific Highlights

“1. Soares, J.M., Conde, R., Magalhães, R., Marques, P., Magalhães R., Gomes, L., Gonçalves, O.F., Arantes, M., & Sampaio, A.. Alterations in functional connectivity are associated with white matter lesions and information processing efficiency in multiple sclerosis. Brain Imaging and Behavior 15, 375–388 (2021).
2. Teixeira-Santos, A. C., Moreira, C. S., Magalhães, R., Magalhães, C., Pereira, D. R., Leite, J, Carvalho, S., & Sampaio, A. (2019). Reviewing working memory training gains in healthy older adults: A meta-analytic review of transfer for cognitive outcomes. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 103, 163-177. DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.05.009
3. Thomas, R. E., Alves, J., Vaska, M. M., & Magalhaes, R. (2017). Therapy and rehabilitation of mild brain injury/concussion for family and primary care physicians: systematic review. Restor Neurol Neurosci, 35(6):643-666. doi: 10.3233/RNN-170761.
4. Paiva, S., Magalhaes, R., Alves, J., & Sampaio, A. (2015) Efficacy of cognitive intervention in stroke: A long road ahead. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 34(1),139-52. doi:10.3233/RNN-150590
5. Alves, J., Magalhães, R., Arantes, M., Cruz, S., Gonçalves, O. F., & Sampaio, A. (2015). Cognitive rehabilitation in a visual variant of Alzheimer’s disease. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 22(1), 73-78. doi: 10.1080/23279095.2013.831865.
6. Magalhães, R., Alves, J., Thomas, R. E., Chiaravalloti, N., Gonçalves, O. F., Petrosyan, A., & Sampaio, A. (2014). Are cognitive interventions for Multiple Sclerosis effective and feasible? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 32(5), 623-638. doi: 10.3233/RNN-140388.
7. Alves, J., Petrosyan, A., & Magalhães, R. (2014). Olfactory dysfunction in dementia. World Journal of Clinical Cases, 2(11), 661-667. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v2.i11.661.
8. Magalhães, R., Gomes, L., Alves, J., Maia, L., Palavra, F., Gonçalves, J.G., Gonçalves, O.F., & Sampaio, A. (2013). Cognitive functioning in Multiple Sclerosis: the relationship with radial diffusivity [Abstract]. Multiple Sclerosis, 19(7), 979-991. doi:10.1177/1352458513490385″