Since 2010 João has been working on a dissertation under the title of “Schizophrenia, Minkowski & Bergsonism” and is particularly interested in the history of psychiatry, phenomenological psychopathology and psychoanalysis. He is co-supervised by Sofia Miguens (Philosophy, U.P.) and Rui Mota Cardoso (Medicine, U.P.). João was born in 1977 in Porto where he currently lives. He graduated in Industrial Engineering in 2000 (U.P.) and in Psychology in 2010 (U.P.). His experience as a Psychologist concerns mostly psychotherapies and psychological evaluation of both outpatients and inpatients of Psychiatric departments.