Pedro Teixeira (Faculty of Human Kinetics/Univ Lisboa / PT)

Pedro Teixeira (Faculty of Human Kinetics/Univ Lisboa / PT)

Pedro Teixeira (Faculty of Human Kinetics/Univ Lisboa / PT)

Pedro Teixeira is Full Professor of Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Health at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Human Kinetics. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Exercise Science, and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences. He is a past-president of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity and the current president of FMH’s Ethics Council for Research. In May 2016, he was appointed as the director for the National Physical Activity Promotion Program at the Portuguese Ministry of Health (DGS). His main research interests are the study of determinants of physical activity and weight control and the design and testing of behavior change interventions, namely in the area of physical activity promotion. He has published close to 90 international peer-reviewed articles and has been an investigator in several NIH and EU projects, including Eurobese, SPOTLIGHT, EuroFIT, and NoHow. He is the PI for the Portuguese National Weight Control Registry and is part of the Consortium leading the Portuguese Nutrition and Physical Activity National Survey 2015-16.