Liliana Salvador


Biographical Note

Liliana Salvador is graduated in Philosophy from Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Master in Educational Psychology from ISPA; PhD in Educational Psychology from ISPA, and a member of the CIE research team (ISPA) where she collaborates in projects in the area of written language acquisition, namely, in writing and reading difficulties and also projects of parental involvement and participatory arts. She is co-author in several papers published in national and international journals. She teaches several curricular units at ISPA-IU and she is also a founding member of Associação – Espaço de Psicologia, Educação e Saúde, where she works as an educational psychologist mainly with children with specific learning difficulties, and provides professional advice to schools, teachers and parents.

Research Interests

  • Early literacy acquisition
  • Reading and writing difficulties
  • Intervention spelling programmes with pre-school and primary grade students and its impact on reading
  • Parental involvement in children’s schooling projects
  • The impact of participatory arts interventions in educational environments.

Participation in ongoing funded research projects:

  • “Diários de Um Interior” funded by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (2019-2021) – PARTIS: Práticas Artísticas para a Inclusão Social, 3rd edition.
  • “Diários de um Interior” is a participatory art project that has two fundamental, interrelated and mutually complementary dimensions – artistic and educational – that contribute equally to the pursuit of the same goal: social inclusion of individuals and communities that live in the interior regions of Portugal and are at risk of losing their identity, history and culture. This project includes the development of artistic, cultural and educational skills, the empowerment of individuals (students, parents, teachers), and is designed to promote social cohesion, parental involvement in children’s schooling and develop alternative teaching practices.

Relevant Publications

Current PhD students

External collaborations

  • Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
  • Associação – Espaço de Psicologia, Educação e Saúde
  • MEF – Movimento de Expressão Fotográfica
  • Câmara Municipal do Sardoal
  • Agrupamento de Escolas do Sardoal