Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Hugo Sarmento, PhD

    Professor Adjunto convidado da Escola Superior de Educação de Viseu, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu

    Professor Auxiliar do Instituto Universitário da Maia

    Selected Publications:

    Sarmento, H., Marcelino, R., Anguera, M.T., Matos, N., Campaniço, J., & Leitão, J. (2014). Match analysis in football – A Systematic review. Journal of Sport Sciences, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2014.898852.

    Sarmento, H., Anguera, M. T., Campaniço, J., & Leitão, J. (2010). Development and validation of a notational system to study the offensive process in football. Medicina (Kaunas), 46(6), 401-407.

    Sarmento, H., Pereira, A., Matos, N., Campaniço, J., Anguera, M.T., & Leitão, J. (2013). English Premier League, Spain´s La Liga and Italy´s Serie´s A – What´s Different? International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 13, 773-789.



  • Vanda Correia, PhD (Former SpertLab PhD student)
    • PhD (Former SpertLab PhD Student)
    • Assistant Professor at University of Algarve

    Selected Publications:

    Correia, V., Araújo, D., Cummins, A., & Craig, C. (2012). Perceiving and acting upon spaces in a VR rugby task: expertise effects in affordance detection and task achievement. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 34, 305-321. (pdf)

    Correia, V., Araújo, D, Duarte, R., Travassos, B., Passos, P., & Davids, K. (2012). Changes in practice task constraints shape decision-making behaviours of team games players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15, 244–249(pdf)

    Correia, V., Araújo, D., Craig, C., & Passos, P. (2011). Prospective Information for Pass Decisional Behaviour in Rugby Union. Human Movement Science, 30, 984–997. (pdf)


  • Ana Maria Abreu , PhD

    Selected Publications:

    Oliveira, P., Araújo, D., & Abreu, A.M. (2014). Proneness for Exercise, Cognitive and Psychophysiological Consequences of Action Observation. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15(1), 39-47. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2013.09.008 (available online)

    Abreu, A.M., Macaluso, E., Azevedo, R., Cesari, P., Urgesi, C., & Aglioti, S.M (2012). Action anticipation beyond the action observation network: An fMRI study in expert basketball players. European Journal of Neuroscience, 35(10), 1646-1654.Featured in the cover.

    Candidi, M., Vicario, C., Abreu, A.M., & Aglioti, S.M. (2010). Competing mechanisms for mapping action-related categorical knowledge and observed actions. Cerebral Cortex, 20(12), 2832-2841.(pdf)


  • Luis García González, PhD

    Member research group "Didactic and Behavioral Analysis of Sport" of the Faculty of Sport Sciences of the University of Extremadura.

    Selected Publications:

    Del Villar, F., García-González, L., Iglesias, D., Moreno, M.P., & Cervello, E. (2007). Expert-novice differences in cognitive and execution skills during tennis competition. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104, 355-365. (link)

    García-González, L., Moreno, M.P., Moreno, A., Iglesias, D. & Del Villar, F. (2009). Estudio de la relación entre conocimiento y toma de decisiones en jugadores de tenis, y su influencia en la pericia deportiva. Revista Internacional de Ciencias del Deporte, 17, 60-75. (pdf)

    García-González, L., Iglesias, D., Moreno, A., Gil., A. & Del Villar, F. (in press). La competición como variable precursora del conocimiento en tenis. Revista Internacional de Medicina y Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte. (pdf)


  • Perla Moreno-Aroyo, PhD

    Professor in Facultad De Ciencias Del Deporte, Universidad De Extremadura, Cáceres, Espanha

    Selected Publications:

    Moreno, M.P., Moreno, A., Ureña, A., Iglesias, D., & Del Villar, F. (2008). Application of mentoring through reflection in female setters of the Spanish national volleyball team. A case study. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 39, 59-76. (pdf)

    Moreno, A., Del Villar. F., Gil, A., García-González, L., & Moreno, M.P. (2011). Intervención en la toma de decisiones en jugadores de voleibol en etapas de formación. Revista de Psicología del Deporte, 20(2), 785-800. (pdf)

    Gil, A., Moreno, M.P., Moreno, A., García-González, L., Claver, F., & Del Villar, F. (2013). Analysis of the relationship between the amount of practice in training and cognitive expertise. A study on young volleyball players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27(3), 698-702. (pdf)