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Rui Gaspar

Rui Gaspar
rui***@ulusofona.pt
5813-697B-5A73
0000-0002-0943-6658

Resume

For more than 20 years of consultancy and applied science activities, I have been addressing societal challenges concerning the environment, health & well-being of individuals, groups and communities. In the last decade, the role of new communication & information technologies (ICTs) and social media in promoting social systems resilience during crisis and extreme events, became one of my core concerns. In a context of action research within interdisciplinary teams, I identify diagnostic and intervention priorities, seek solutions, and build tools. Through my science communication, research and teaching activities, I permanently ground my work in the latest scientific developments, in areas such as: risk perception & risk and uncertainty communication; health communication & health literacy; sentiment analysis of social media; resilience & coping with climate change, extreme events and crisis situations; consumer behaviour; sustainable behaviour. Professional activities: - Member of the World Health Organization (WHO-Europe) Technical Advisory Group on Risk Communication, Community Engagement and Infodemic Management (RCCE-IM) - Past-President (2021-2023) and President-elect (2019-2021) of the Society for Risk Analysis – Europe (SRA-E) and Councillor of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA; since 2022). - Member of the Portuguese Food Safety and Economic Authority (ASAE) Scientific Committee - "Risk communication" panel. - Former member of the Task Force for Behavioural Sciences to fight COVID-19, nominated by the Portuguese Government. - Founding member of the Portuguese Observatory for Emerging Risks (ONRE). - Associate professor at the Lusófona University, School of Psychology and Life Sciences and HEI-Lab: Digital Human-Environment Interaction Lab. Education: - PhD in Psychology, specialization in Social Psychology - University of Lisbon. - MSc in Psychological Research Methods - University of Plymouth, U.K. - Degree in Psychology, specialization in Social, Work and Organizational Psychology - University of Lisbon. Current research lines: 1) Emerging Risks Perception, Risk Communication and Crisis Communication - Natural and human caused risks (e.g. epidemics and disease outbreaks; climate change and extreme weather) and emerging technologies (e.g. AI; human enhancement technologies; cultured food). 2) Infodemic management and Information and Communication Technologies use during crisis and social emergencies. 3) Stress and coping, human adaptation and resilience associated to Systemic Risk and Polycrisis.

Graus

  • Doutoramento
    PhD in Psychology - Specialization in Social Psychology
  • Mestrado
    MSc in Psychological Research Methods
  • Licenciatura
    Psychology, Specialization in Organizational, Work and Social Psychology

Publicações

Magazine article

  • 2020, Perceção de riscos e benefícios face a novos alimentos produzidos com tecnologias emergentes: O caso da carne cultivada em laboratório, Riscos e Alimentos – Revista da Autoridade de Segurança Alimentar e Económica (ASAE)
  • 2020, Comunicação em Saúde em Tempos de Pandemia: Riscos e Desafios para a Saúde Pública, NetFarma
  • 2017, Riscos: da comunicação da resposta à resposta da comunicação, Riscos e Alimentos – Revista da Autoridade de Segurança Alimentar e Económica (ASAE)
  • 2016-03-01, “Tem maus hábitos Alimentares? Mude-os!”, Saber viver

Journal issue

  • How humans behave with emerging technologies during the COVID -19 pandemic?, 3
  • Emerging technologies, Emerging Risks: Current Approaches on the Future Risks of Human Enhancement Technologies, 1
  • A changing world: coping with environmental, social and economic risks, 6

Journal article

  • 2024, Exposure to heat waves risks across time and places: Seasonal variations and predictors of feelings of threat across heat wave geographical susceptibility locations, Risk Analysis
  • 2023-05-04, The outdoor nature, indoors: relationship between contact with nature, life satisfaction and affect during a COVID-19 pandemic lockdown (La naturaleza al aire libre, en el interior: relación entre contacto con la naturaleza, satisfacción vital y afectividad durante el confinamiento por la pandemia COVID-19), PsyEcology
  • 2023-04-03, Crises social sensing: longitudinal monitoring of social perceptions of systemic risk during public health crisis, Journal of Risk Research
  • 2021-08-03, Telluric and Climate-Related Risk Awareness, and Risk Mitigation Strategies in the Azores Archipelago: First Steps for Building Societal Resilience, Sustainability
  • 2021-01-28, Striving for crisis resolution or crisis resilience? The crisis layers and thresholds model and Information and Communication Technology - mediated social sensing for evidence-based crisis management and communication, Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies
  • 2020-09-01, Implementing Health Literacy Intelligence during the COVID-19 outbreak, European Journal of Public Health
  • 2020-01-02, DeCodeR framework: data collection and coding for demands and resources appraisal in extreme weather events (DeCodeR framework: recogida de datos y codificación de exigencias y evaluación de recursos en fenómenos climáticos extremos), PsyEcology
  • 2020, DeCodeR Framework: Data collection and coding for demands and resources appraisal in extreme weather events., Psyecology
  • 2019-10-04, A look into future risks: A psychosocial theoretical framework for investigating the intention to practice body hacking, Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies
  • 2019-10, Unconventional settings and uses of human enhancement technologies: A non-systematic review of public and experts' views on self-enhancement and DIY biology/biohacking risks, Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies
  • 2019-08, Extreme natural and man-made events and human adaptive responses mediated by information and communication technologies' use: A systematic literature review, Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • 2019-05, Observing Synchrony in Dyads, Social Psychology
  • 2019-01, Emerging technologies, human behavior, and human behavior and emerging technologies, Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies
  • 2018-07-02, Two sizes may fit all: Promoting healthier choices through regulatory fit in risk communications, Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture
  • 2018-06, Serving science to the public: Deliberations by a sample of older adults upon exposure to a serving size recommendation for meat, Food Quality and Preference
  • 2018-06, Motives, frequency and attitudes toward emoji and emoticon use, Telematics and Informatics
  • 2017-11, Sufficiency before efficiency: Consumers' profiling and barriers/facilitators of energy efficient behaviours, Journal of Cleaner Production
  • 2017-03-31, Lisbon Emoji and Emoticon Database (LEED): Norms for emoji and emoticons in seven evaluative dimensions, Behavior Research Methods
  • 2017, Editorial: Psychology, Community and Health: Consolidation and transformation, Psychology, Community & Health
  • 2016-12, Life Design Counseling: A study on client's operations for meaning construction, Journal of Vocational Behavior
  • 2016, Energy efficiency and appliance’s characteristics considered prior to purchase: Differences and similarities between the United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Poland, Spain and Italy, International Journal of Green Energy
  • 2016, Dynamic mental representations of habitual behaviours: Food choices on a web-based environment, Psychology, Community & Health
  • 2016, Consumers' avoidance of information on red meat risks: Information exposure effects on attitudes and perceived knowledge, Journal of Risk Research
  • 2016, Beyond positive or negative: Qualitative sentiment analysis of social media reactions to unexpected stressful events, Computers in Human Behavior
  • 2015-06, Crisis as seen by the individual: The Norm Deviation Approach, Psyecology
  • 2015, ‘Would you eat cultured meat?’: Consumers' reactions and attitude formation in Belgium, Portugal and the United Kingdom, Meat Science
  • 2015, Editorial: A changing world: coping with environmental, social and economic risks, Psyecology
  • 2015, Beyond information seeking: Consumers’ online deliberation about the risks and benefits of red meat, Food Quality and Preference
  • 2015, Analogies, metaphors, and wondering about the future: Lay sense-making around synthetic meat, Public Understanding of Science
  • 2014, Tweeting during food crises: A psychosocial analysis of threat coping expressions in Spain, during the 2011 European EHEC outbreak, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
  • 2014, Food risk communication – Empirical studies and practical resourcess, Transcultural
  • 2013, Understanding the Reasons for Behavioral Failure: A Process View of Psychosocial Barriers and Constraints to Pro-Ecological Behavior, Sustainability
  • 2012, Novos media sociais na comunicação de benefícios e riscos alimentares: o caso das crises alimentares na Europa., Riscos e Alimentos, Revista da Autoridade de Segurança Alimentar e Económica – ASAE
  • 2011, Novos riscos sociais, velhas discussões: caminhando para uma “democracia técnica” da avaliação e percepção do risco. , Segurança Comportamental
  • 2011, Energyprofiler: a study on the identification of Portuguese residential energy consumer profiles. , Energia e Futuro
  • 2011, Energy efficiency and appliance purchases in Europe: Consumer profiles and choice determinants, Energy Policy
  • 2004, Environmental education programs construction: some conceptual and evaluation guidelines. , Discursos: Língua, Cultura e Sociedade – Número especial: Global Trends on Environmental Education
  • 2002, Consistente... Eu?: Atitudes e comportamentos em espaço privado vs. semi-privado, Revista Universitária de Psicologia

Book

  • 2022, A pandemia aos olhos dos portugueses: Resultados da monitorização das suas perceções, emoções e comportamentos, 1, Rui Gaspar; Samuel Domingos; Jessica Filipe; Gisela Leiras; Beatriz Viveiros Raposo; Cristina Albuquerque Godinho; Rita Francisco; Filipa Malcata; Miguel Arriaga, Universidade Catolica Editora

Book chapter

  • 2024, Riscos emergentes associados às alterações climáticas: Perceção e comunicação de risco e de crise. , Psicologia e crise climática, Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses.
  • 2024, Health and Environmental Risk Communication: Avoiding risk information avoidance and unintentional message framing effects., Environmental Health Behavior, Elsevier
  • 2024, A psicologia e o consumo consciente e sustentável, Psicologia e crise climática, Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses.
  • 2018, Understanding Climate Change Adaptation: The Role of Citizens’ Perceptions and Appraisals About Extreme Weather Events, Theory and Practice of Climate Adaptation, 1, Springer
  • 2016, Determinants of tannin-rich food and beverage consumption: Oral perception vs. psychosocial aspects, Tannins: Biochemistry, Food Sources and Nutritional Properties, Nova Science Publishers
  • 2016, Cognição Social, Fundamentos de Psicologia (pp.193-240), MGM Edições
  • 2016, Barriers to and Facilitators of Older Adult’s Adherence to Health Recommendations: Towards an Engaging Two-way Health Communication, Promoting Patient Engagement and Participation for Effective Healthcare Reform, IGI Global
  • 2014, Energy efficient appliances and energy efficient behaviors: From consumer's assessment to behavior intervention, 18
  • 2014, Energy Efficient Appliances and Energy Efficient Behaviours: from consumer’s assessment to behaviour intervention, Advances in Energy Research, 18, Nova Science Publishers
  • 2013, Cognitive and context "Tuning": Tools to break anti-ecological habits, International Journal of Hispanic Psychology, 4, 1
  • 2012, Energy efficient appliances and energy efficient behaviors: From consumer's assessment to behavior intervention
  • 2012, Energy Efficient Appliances and Energy Efficient Behaviours: from consumer’s assessment to behaviour intervention, Energy Efficiency: Methods, Limitations and Challenges, Nova Publishers
  • 2010, Why do people fail to act? Situational barriers and constraints on ecological behavior, Psychological Approaches to Sustainability: Current Trends in Research, Theory and Practice, Nova Science Publishers
  • 2009, Knowing Much While Knowing Nothing: Perceptions and Misperceptions about Nanomaterials, Nanomaterials: Risks and Benefits , Springer

Newspaper article

  • 2016-07-30, Um novo normal. Artigo de opinião sobre o tema terrorismo para o jornal , Público
  • 2015-11-12, “Já não ligo ao que dizem”: os riscos da carne aos olhos dos consumidores., Público
  • 2014-02-10, Good risk communication, safer food, CommNet – Communicating the Bioeconomy
  • 2004-11-02, Quero ouvir o som do silêncio: As consequências negativas do ruído nas nossas cidades, O Independente

Report

  • 2021-06, Um ano de pandemia por COVID-19: Relatório de monitorização de redes sociais - Perceção de risco sistémico, das exigências colocadas pela pandemia e dos recursos para lidar com estas, https://ciencia.ucp.pt/en/publications/a5831ac1-0b0b-4712-b910-933874e06839
  • 2021-05, Comportamentos de proteção face ao contágio por SARS-CoV-2: Contributos das ciências do comportamento - 3º Relatório de monitorização psicossocial – março de 2021
  • 2021-03, Final Project Report: “ResiliScence 4 COVID-19: Social Sensing & Intelligence for Forecasting Human Response in Future COVID-19 Scenarios, towards Social Systems Resilience, https://ciencia.ucp.pt/en/publications/79d3933a-e848-4e28-b682-56a194da7ea8
  • 2021, Relatório - Vacinação para a COVID-19: Intenção e seus preditores. Estudo na população portuguesa, em diferentes etapas do ciclo de vida
  • 2021, Literacia em saúde e comunicação na promoção da adesão à vacinação contra a COVID-19, https://ciencia.ucp.pt/en/publications/2b2f0eef-ed12-471c-8c0c-579441bc9379
  • 2021, 2º Relatório - Vacinação para a COVID-19: Intenção e seus preditores. Estudo na população portuguesa, em diferentes etapas do ciclo de vida
  • 2020-11, Comportamentos de proteção face ao contágio por SARS-CoV-2: Contributos das ciências do comportamento - 2º Relatório de monitorização psicossocial – novembro de 2020
  • 2020-10, Comportamentos de proteção face ao contágio por SARS-CoV-2: Contributos das ciências do comportamento - 1º Relatório de monitorização psicossocial – outubro de 2020
  • 2013, Investigation of the processes and opportunities for consumers to seek information on food risk/benefits - Workpackage 4 – Deliverable D4.4
  • 2012, Report on the attitudinal and behavioural factors influencing participant deliberation around food risk and benefit issues. Workpackage 5 – Deliverable D5.2
  • 2012, Report on effect of experimental manipulation of information presented to consumers on food risk and benefits. Workpackage 3 – Deliverable D3.3
  • 2012, Analysis and evaluation of Vizzata vs. focus groups as a source of consumer insight. Workpackage 5 – Deliverable D5.3.
  • 2011, Report on characterisation of risk/benefit configurations in the food chain, their communication implications and the channels/tools used for communication. Workpackage 1 – Deliverable D1.5
  • 2010, “Energyprofiler” – Perfil Energético do Sector Residencial – Relatórios semestrais e Relatório final
  • 2009, Report outlining connections between groups and factors influencing appliances’ choice. Workpackage 3 - Deliverable D12
  • 2009, Report on the major factors influencing appliances’ choice. Workpackage 3 - Deliverable D12
  • 2009, Report on information that can be used to guide communication. Workpackage 3 - Deliverable D12

Working paper

  • 2021, Evidence based risk and crisis Communications - Working paper

Manual

  • 2004, Concepção de projectos de Educação Ambiental (Módulo 2)

Website

  • 2020, COVID-19 Comunicação de Crise e Perceção de Riscos , (desativado), https://covid19.min-saude.pt/comunicacao-de-crise-e-percecao-de-riscos/
  • 2013, FoodRisC e-Resource Centre for Food Risks and Benefits Communication, (deactivated), http://resourcecentre.foodrisc.org
  • 2010, Energy Profiler - Saiba qual o seu perfil de consumidor de energia, http://www.energyprofiler.energaia.pt/questionario.html

Conference paper

  • Say hello to E.T.!: Beyond Environmental Education towards Environmental Training, EPUK network meeting.
  • Putting risk perception of nanotechnology into context., Nanotechnology Risk Perception Specialist Meeting, CNS-UCSB
  • Psychosocial impact studies methodology, EPUK network meeting.
  • Psychological Monitoring: Understanding Irrational People, European Safety and Reliability Conference - ESREL
  • Os Factores Humanos na Avaliação e Gestão de Risco, I Encontro Nacional de Riscos, Segurança e Fiabilidade
  • Monitorização Psicossocial de uma Actividade Industrial. , I Encontro Nacional de Riscos, Segurança e Fiabilidade
  • Highway from hell: A case study on psychosocial impact monitoring, EPUK network meeting.
  • Consumers’ Online Deliberation about Food-Related Risks and Benefits: The Case of Red Meat, AAEA/EAAE/CAES Joint Symposium “Social Networks, Social Media and the Economics of Food”
  • Caras felizes não fazem sucesso!: avaliação do impacte comportamental de projectos de Educação Ambiental, 9ª Conferência Nacional de Ambiente
  • A case study on psychosocial impact monitoring , VIII Congreso de Psicología Ambiental

Conference abstract

  • 2023, The need for building resilience to heatwaves in high susceptibility to risk regions: results form a multi-regional longitudinal study, XVI PSICAMB Congresso de psicologia ambiental - Pessoas e lugares no mundo em mudança: comportamento socioespacial para a sustentabilidade
  • 2023, The nature outside, inside: Relationship between contact with nature, life satisfaction and affectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic confinement, XVI PSICAMB Congresso de psicologia ambiental - Pessoas e lugares no mundo em mudança: comportamento socioespacial para a sustentabilidade
  • 2023, Crisis Social Sensing: An example from the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal, XVI PSICAMB Congresso de psicologia ambiental - Pessoas e lugares no mundo em mudança: comportamento socioespacial para a sustentabilidade
  • 2019, Impact of pleasant thoughts about heat waves on resources and demands descriptions: Relationships with protection intentions, XV PSICAMB Congresso de psicologia Ambiental – “Comunidad, recursos y sostenibilidad: el reto de los territories”

Conference poster

  • 2023-04, Social participation in times of COVID-19, 4th Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis-Europe Iberian Chapter
  • 2023-04, Social participation in times of COVID 19: Effects on depression in the elderly. , 4th SRA-E Iberian Chapter Meeting “Preparing for future risks: The role of risk science”
  • 2022-09, Experts perceptions of risk and decision making in domestic violence cases in courts, 3rd SRA-E Iberian Chapter (SRA-E I) Meeting
  • 2022-09, Emerging food technologies as sustainable solutions for unsustainable practices? Predicting consumer acceptance of cultured meat, 3rd SRA-E Iberian Chapter (SRA-E I) Meeting
  • 2022-08, Vaccination intentions against COVID-19
  • 2022-06-01, Intenção de vacinação contra a COVID-19 em três amostras representativas da população portuguesa
  • 2019-09, Evaluation of extreme events as challenges or threats to cope with: Social media as a data source for stress measurement. , 2nd SRA-E Iberian Chapter (SRA-E I) Meeting “Citizens Commitment in Risk Governance”
  • 2018-10, Attitudes and Beliefs of Producers and Veterinarians Regarding the Implementation of Biosecurity Measures on Cattle Farms. , International Conference on Mediterranean Diet and Gastronomy
  • 2018-09-06, National Observatory for Emerging Risks- a new challenge, SRAE- Iberian Chapter (SRAE-I) INTERDISCIPLINARITY INPRACTICE AND IN RESEARCH ON SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT: JOINT PATHS TOWARDS RISK ANALYSIS
  • 2018-09, United against the terror: Indicators of normative deviation, perceived demands and resources in the psychological adaptation to terrorist. , 1st SRA-E Iberian Chapter (SRA-E I) Meeting “Interdisciplinarity in Practice and in Research on Society and the Environment: Joint Paths Towards Risk Analysis
  • 2018-09, Twitter communication patterns related to risk: The Paris Attacks as a case study, 1st SRA-E Iberian Chapter (SRA-E I) Meeting “Interdisciplinarity in Practice and in Research on Society and the Environment: Joint Paths Towards Risk Analysis”
  • 2018-09, Tweeting a tragedy: A quantitative-qualitative analysis of appraisal and coping expressions, during and after the Pedrógão Grande forest fire. , 1st SRA-E Iberian Chapter (SRA-E I) Meeting “Interdisciplinarity in Practice and in Research on Society and the Environment: Joint Paths Towards Risk Analysis
  • 2018-09, Improving heatwaves risk communication through scientific evidence: young and elderly adults’ appraisals of demands and coping resources. , 1st SRA-E Iberian Chapter (SRA-E I) Meeting “Interdisciplinarity in Practice and in Research on Society and the Environment: Joint Paths Towards Risk Analysis”
  • 2018-09, DeCodeR: a framework for assessing demands and resources perceptions about extreme weather events. , 1st SRA-E Iberian Chapter (SRA-E I) Meeting “Interdisciplinarity in Practice and in Research on Society and the Environment: Joint Paths Towards Risk Analysis”
  • 2018, Socialização do coping das crianças face às Alterações Climáticas: Papel dos Cuidadores , XII Congresso Nacional de Psicologia da Saúde, 24-27 Janeiro 2018
  • 2016-07, :( :| :) Subjective norms for a 238 stimuli emoji/emoticon set, 31th International Congress of Psychology
  • 2016, Individuals’ appraisal and coping in face of extreme, unexpected and potentially stressful man-made events: the case of terrorism, 25th Society for Risk Analysis - Europe (SRA-E) Annual Meeting 2016: "Understanding Risk: From Theory to Application in Policy and Practice"
  • 2015, Physical and psychological distance as determinants of perceived risk of terrorism., 24th Society for Risk Analysis - Europe (SRA-E) Annual Meeting 2015: "Science, Policy and Society - Bridging the gap between risk and science"
  • 2003, Senses@watch - um caso de estudo sobre percepção de ruído, Workshop “Recolha de Informação Ambiental: A Colaboração dos Cidadãos”

Standard or policy

  • 2023-05, Parecer 16-05-2023 - Recomendações de consumo de pescado, Consórcio da Direção Geral da Alimentação e Veterinária (DGAV), Autoridade de Segurança Alimentar e Económica (ASAE) e Conselho Científico da ASAE, Faculdade de Ciências da Nutrição e Alimentação da Universidade do Porto (FCNAUP), Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge, IP (INSA), Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA) e Instituto Saúde Públic
  • 2022, Plano de Contingência Saúde Sazonal - Módulo Verão 2022 - Referenciais. , Plano de Contingência Saúde Sazonal - Módulo Verão 2022 - Referenciais. Direção-Geral da Saúde
  • 2021, Plano de Contingência Saúde Sazonal - Módulo Verão 2021 - Referenciais. , Plano de Contingência Saúde Sazonal - Módulo Verão 2021 - Referenciais. Direção-Geral da Saúde
  • 2020, Suplementos alimentares em Portugal: Enquadramento e recomendações preliminares para comunicação de riscos., Autoridade de Segurança Alimentar e Económica (ASAE).
  • 2020, Princípios orientadores para comunicação de riscos e crise, baseados na perceção de riscos – Doença Respiratória Aguda por 2019-nCoV
  • 2020, Parecer 004-2020 - O Coronavírus pode ser transmitido através da comida? [atualização de dezembro de 2020]. , Conselho Científico da Autoridade de Segurança Alimentar e Económica (ASAE)
  • 2020, Parecer 003-2020 - O Coronavírus pode ser transmitido através da comida?, Conselho Científico da Autoridade de Segurança Alimentar e Económica (ASAE)
  • 2020, Consumo de pescado em Portugal: Enquadramento e recomendações preliminares para comunicação de riscos e benefícios. , Autoridade de Segurança Alimentar e Económica (ASAE).

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