Lines of Research

Sociocultural aspects of caregiving and life course perspective.

We characterize and study how caregiving can increase the economic and social vulnerability of women caregivers, as well as undermine their physical and mental health.

Informal and formal care of elderly dependents

We investigate psychosocial aspects of caregiving, considering both the perspective of those who care for dependent elderly people and contextual factors, to design an evaluate suitable interventions for formal and informal caregivers.

Caregiving versus companionship in the context of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

We understand both the positive aspects and the tensions and dilemmas faced by families and other stakeholders who accompany children, adolescents, and adults with IDD in their daily lives, seeking to promote the design of training programs that allow for the full exercise of rights and the effective participation in society of this group of people and their families.

Technology and caregiving

We understand the relationship between technology and caregiving with a view to designing and implementing technological support tools for the caregiving process that fit the needs, expectations, and possibilities of the caregiving dyad.