Paula Campos Pinto, PhD in Sociology, is an associate professor at ISCSP, Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon, where she is also a founder and coordinator of the Disability and Human Rights Observatory, and member of CIEG, Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies at ISCSP, a research centre ranked Excellent by FCT.

At ISCSP-ULisboa, she is the assistant coordinator of the Sociology Unit.

She has created and taught several courses in the fields of social policy, sociology and research methodology, including the under-graduate course Social Work in Disability and Mental Health and the graduate courses Policies of Diversity and Inclusion (Master’s in Social Policy), Advanced Research Methods I and II (PhD in Social Policy) and Advanced Topics in Gender Studies (PhD in Gender Studies).

Since 2018 she participates in DARE, Disability Advocacy and Research for Europe, a new European-wide training network for early stage researchers in the field of disability rights, funded by the European Commission’s Marie Curie programme and coordinated by Dr. Eilionóir Flynn, NUI Galway.

She has coordinated several research projects, involving national and international teams on topics related to disability, human rights, social policy and gender.

She is a member of the core research team of ANED, the Academic Network of European Disability Experts, which she represents in Portugal since 2012.

She is part of the national team responsible for implementing the European Social Survey in Portugal since 2018.