ESFR is an interdisciplinary scientific association for European research on families and family relations. Its purpose is to serve as a network, to support and to link family research as well as to exchange its results. It has been established as a federation of family researchers and of family research institutes within Europe in the first place, but ESFR also welcomes researchers and institutes outside of Europe as affiliates.
ESFR Young Scientist prize 2016 to Dr. Jorge Gato University of Porto, Portugal! Congratulations!
Jorge Gato is a post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of Porto University (FPCEUP), Portugal, with a grant from the FCT (Portuguese Science Foundation). He is a fellow researcher at Birkbeck University of London and at the University of Seville. He’s conducting a transcultural study about prospective and current LGBT parenting, namely its contextual and psychological determinants. He is a part-time Professor at Universidade Lusófona do Porto, in the Clinical and Health Psychology Masters’ Program.
He has a Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Cognitive-Behavioral and Systemic Psychotherapy. He is a certified Systemic Family Therapist. He got his PhD from the FPCEUP, with a doctoral thesis about attitudes towards lesbian and gay parenting.