Rita Francisco has an Honours degree and a PhD in Psychology (specialization in Family Psychology), from the University of Lisbon. She is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences and Director of the CRC-W: Católica Research Centre for Psychological, Family and Social Wellbeing. She teaches at the undergraduate program in Psychology and in various graduate programs. She is currently coordinator of the Masters in Psychology of Wellbeing and Health Promotion. She has extensive experience supervising academic internships, masters and doctoral programs in the areas of Clinical Psychology and Family Psychology, namely at the Faculty of Psychology from University of Lisbon, where she has taught for several years. Her current research interests focus on various topics such as eating disorders, wellbeing and adjustment of adolescents in different social situations, military families, and on the impact of new technologies on family functioning. She has published in these areas in peer-reviewed journals. She has clinical experience in the contexts of individual and family therapy with adolescents and adults.