Madalena Gomes da Silva

Professor with a demonstrated history of working in higher education. Skilled in Project Management, Physiotherapy education and Clinical Research. Highly experienced in working intercultural and international environments.

Strong professional with a PhD focused in Physiotherapy from Kings College London (2002). Member of the Centre for Applied Inter Disciplinary Health Sciences Research.

Currently holding the position of Vice-Dean in the School of Health (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal). Previous qualifications include: Master of Sciences in International Health at Queen Margaret University College (1994) and BSc (honours) in Physiotherapy (1991).


Areas of interest – Ageing, namely the promotion of health and functional ability of older people, sedentary lifestyle and prevention of falls. Additional research interest is focused on the impact of international experiences on students in higher education.