Dr Mariana Pinto da Costa

Queen Mary University of London / East London NHS Trust

PhD Student

Email:
mariana.pintodacosta@qmul.ac.uk

Dr Mariana Pinto de Costa is a Portuguese psychiatrist.  She is a Doctoral research fellow at the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry (WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Development and NIHR Global Health Group) at Queen Mary University of London, and a Lecturer at the Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar Institute at the University of Porto.

In her current research, she has been exploring social relationships between people with psychosis and volunteers, through different formats (face-to-face and digitally), collecting views of different stakeholders (mental health professionals, volunteers and patients) in 3 European countries.

She is enthusiastic about making the most of technology to connect people and has developed a new intervention using smartphones – the Phone Pal study (ISRCTN 17586238), of which she is the Chief Investigator.