Lúcia Domingues

Lúcia Domingues is a Professor and Invited Auxiliary researcher at NOVA Medical School since 2021, actively contributing to various clinical and translational research studies. Her extensive expertise encompasses the entire spectrum of research activities, including study design, protocol development, ethical considerations, implementation, and monitoring. Lucia has strong expertise in the clinical validation of healthcare innovations, particularly medical devices, and software solutions. With a diverse range of interests, Lúcia's research focuses on musculoskeletal and rheumatological diseases, chronic pain management, digital health and clinical research management. Lúcia earned her PhD in Biomedicine from NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NMS|FCM) and Universidade de Aveiro (2020). Presently, she is the Coordinator of NOVA CRU, the Clinical Research Unit of NOVA Medical School. In this role, she spearheads efforts to foster the execution of clinical studies in accordance with good clinical practice. Her leadership aims to establish a robust infrastructure supporting researchers in conducting clinical trials, thereby generating impactful evidence for clinical practice advancement. Since 2015, NOVA CRU has collaborated in more than 50 clinical studies with national and international sponsors, supporting more than 80 investigators and more than 500 enrolled patients. Additionally, Lúcia Domingues holds the position of Coordinator for the Master Course - Management of Clinical Research (MEGIC), jointly provided by NOVA Medical School and Universidade de Aveiro. Furthermore, she actively collaborates with Bachelor's and Master's programs in Physiotherapy at Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal. Prior to her current roles, she worked as a physiotherapist at Centro de Medicina e Reabilitação de Alcoitão (2009-2016). Lúcia is also a published author, contributing scientific articles to national and international publications.