Full Professor of Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Health
Pedro J. Teixeira, Ph.D.
University of Lisbon | Faculty of Human Kinetics
Pedro Teixeira is Full Professor of Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Health at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Human Kinetics and is the current Director of Research for The Synthesis Institute in the Netherlands. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Exercise Science, and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences. He is a past-president of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity and the past-president of FMH’s Ethics Council for Research. Between May 2016 and January 2019, he was the director for the National Physical Activity Promotion Program at the Portuguese Ministry of Health (DGS). His main research interests are the study of determinants of physical activity, eating and weight control and the design and testing of behavior change interventions. He has published close to 100 international peer-reviewed articles and has been an investigator in several NIH and EU projects, including Eurobese, SPOTLIGHT, EuroFIT, and NoHow. He is the PI for the Portuguese National Weight Control Registry and was part of the Consortium leading the first Portuguese Nutrition and Physical Activity National Survey (2015-16).