Parada Filomena, Yliopistotutkija / University Researcher

Parada Filomena, Yliopistotutkija / University Researcher

MSCA Fellowship (Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions)

Project title: Adolescents’ education transitions: Multiple insights into the process dynamics of goal-construction and youth actions over time

Project reference: 749313 – TeenEduGoals (MSCA Individual Fellowship) (JYU)



Supervisor: Professor Katariina Salmela-Aro, project: http://wiredminds.fi/
Secondment supervisor: Associate Professor Saskia Kunnen (Department of Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen; the Netherlands)

Research interests

Filomena Paradas main research interests are youth transitions to work and adulthood and positive youth development. Contextual Action Theory and its associated research method (A-PM), career counselling and development, lifelong learning and research careers are among her topics of specialization.

Research Experience

Relevant Publications


Doctor Filomena Parada is a MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions) Fellow at the University of Jyväskylä (JyU; Finland), since June 2017.

Between 2015 and 2017 she was a research collaborator to the Relationships, Change Processes and Wellbeing research group of the Centre for Psychology at University of Porto (CPUP; Portugal). Between 2009 and 2015, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at IPCDHS-UC (Institute of Cognitive Psychology, Human and Social Development of the University of Coimbra, Portugal).

As a postdoctoral researcher she spent some time working as a Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia (UBC; Canada). Her supervisor at UBC was Professor Richard A. Young with whom she still collaborates. In 2008, she was awarded her Doctoral degree in Psychology from the Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto (FPCEUP).