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Paula Campos Pinto

Paula Campos Pinto holds a PhD in Sociology from York University, Toronto, Canada. She is an Associate Professor at the School for Social and Political Sciences/ University of Lisbon (ISCSP-ULisbon), and the coordinator of the Observatory on Disability and Human Rights, a platform that brings together academics, disability organisations and decision-makers to support disability research and advance disability rights in Portugal. Since December 2016 she is also the Chair of the National Independent Mechanism for Monitoring the Implementation of the CRPD in Portugal. 
Paula Campos Pinto has been the Principal Investigator and researcher in a number of national and international projects related to disability rights monitoring, social policy analyses and the impact of policy on people’s lives, including from a gender perspective. Member of the ANED core research team and expert for Portugal, she has been involved with this academic network since 2012,  conducting analyses of public policies affecting persons with disabilities in Portugal and the EU. Pinto is the author of  many national and international publications related to disability, human rights and social policy,  including a book entitled Disability, Rights Monitoring, and Social Change:  Building Power out of Evidence, published in 2015 by the Canadian Scholar’s Press.

Last Updated: 11 April 2018

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