Margarida Alves Martins

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Margarida Alves Martins
Margarida Alves Martins

Informação Geral

Categoria Académica: 
Full Professor
Educational Psychology
Unidade de Investigação: 
Centre for Educational Research | CIE-ISPA

Biographical note

Margarida Alves Martins has a PhD in Educational Sciences from the University René Descartes Paris V and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Coimbra. She is a full Professor of Educational Psychology at ISPA and head of the Centre for Educational Research (CIE-ISPA) funded by FCT (national research agency). She teaches several curricular units in graduate, post-graduate and doctoral courses in Education and Educational Psychology and has supervised post-doc, PhD and Master students in Education and Educational Psychology. She has participated as Principal Researcher in several funded research and intervention projects. She published several papers in national and international journals mainly on early literacy and reading and writing acquisition in primary school and authored several books and book chapters on literacy.

Research Interests

  • Early literacy
  • Reading and Writing acquisition
  • Metalinguistic development

Margarida Alves Martins has been working on literacy development in preschool and on reading and writing acquisition in primary school. She has developed several research projects in these areas, namely the development of invented spelling programmes in pre-school and of writing and reading programmes in primary school.

Current PhD students (supervision and co-supervision)

Ana Albuquerque – The impact of invented spelling programmes with preschool children on their reading and writing acquisition in primary school

Betina Santos - An intervention programme on reading comprehension in primary school

Anabela Marcelo – Relations between metalinguistic knowledge and deaf children´s reading comprehension


Manuel Montanero Fernandéz (Badajoz University)

Peter Bryant (Oxford University)

Sara Mourão Monteiro (Minas Gerais Federal University)

Sandra Figueiredo (Autónoma University)

Terezinha Nunes (Oxford University)


Liliana Salvador (PhD student until 2017)

Mónica Gaiolas (PhD student until 2016)

Edlia Simões (PhD student until 2015)

Jorge Gonçalves (PhD student until 2015)

Sérgio Gaitas (PhD student until 2013)

Dominique Bina (PhD student until 2011)

Miguel Mata Pereira (PhD student until 2011)

Inês Vasconcelos Horta (PhD student until 2010)

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