Dr Ferreira is an Associate Professor of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Nicosia. He holds a Licenciature in Clinical Psychology from ISPA, Portugal, and a PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Edinburgh. After the completion of his PhD, he worked at the University of Edinburgh as a Lecturer and Senior Teaching Fellow of post-graduate courses (MSc and Doctoral) offered by the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. He has been involved in several research projects and has published extensively in the areas of General Mental Health Disorders and Psychological Adjustment to Chronic Illness.
Dr Ferreira is interested in the use and development of Third Wave Cognitive Behavioural approaches and in particular, the applications of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for long-term or chronic health conditions (e.g. Functional Gastroenterological Disorders, Chronic Pain). Dr Ferreira has a particular interest and is a world recognised expert in the area of Third Wave Cognitive Behavioural interventions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.