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Nidia Maria Dias Azinheira Rebelo Braz is a biologist (Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, 1981) and lecturer in Food Science at the University of Algarve since 1984. Her research has been focused on fish quality since her MPhil thesis at Loughborough University of Technology in 1986 (UK) and throughout her PhD research in Agro-Industrial Engineering in 2001 at ISA-UTL (Portugal). Recent research: Mediterranean Diet as a healthy food pattern (since 2014, a member of the University of Algarve team on Mediterranean Diet) and clinical research on active and healthy ageing, namely on its food and nutrition aspects.
Presently involved in lecturing healthy food subjects such as food toxicology, food technology, applied culinary in dietetics and senior healthy food. Researcher at the Centre for Research and Development in Health (CESUAlg), coordinator of “Healthy aging research”, Team member “Projeto IDOSO - Universidade Federal de Goiás”, Brasil. Researcher at the Project International Centre on Aging, funded by Interreg Spain - Portugal Program 2014-2020 (POCTEP 0348_CIE_6_E) and EIP-AHA A3 NUTRITION SUB-GROUP Member.