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Dr. Paula Cristina Rodrigues Pascoal Faria

Center for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development (CDRSP)

School of Technology and Management (ESTG) of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL), Portugal

IBILI, Faculty of Medicine

University of Coimbra, Portugal

Associate Professor



2009 Ph.D., University of Lisbon, Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics

2006 M.Sc., University of Lisbon, Pure Mathematics

2001 B.Sc., University of Lisbon, Mathematics


  1. Paula Pascoal- Faria, PhD*; Nilufer Yalcin, MD*; Felipe Fregni MD, PhD, MPH, Neural Markers of Neuropathic Pain Associated with Maladaptive Plasticity in Spinal Cord Injury (2014), Pain & Practice (accepted).
  2. Laura Castillo Saavedra, Leon Morales-Quezada, Deniz Doruk, Joanna Rozinsky, Livia Coutinho, Paula Faria, Iago Perissinotti, Qing-Mei Wang,Felipe FregniQEEG Indexed Frontal Connectivity Effects of Transcranial Pulsed Current Stimulation (tPCS): A sham-controlled mechanistic trial, Neuroscience letters 06/2014; DOI:10.1016/j.neulet.2014.06.021
  3. A. Duarte, L. Carrão, M. Espanha, T. Viana, D. Freitas, P. Bártolo, P. Faria & H. Almeida (2014) “Optimized Regions for characterization of thermal images in medical applications”, Biodental Engineering III, Natal Jorge et al (Eds.), CRC Press (ISBN: 978-1-138-02671-1), 155-160.
  4. Ana  Duarte,  Luís  Carrão,  Tânia  Viana, Dino  Freitas, Paulo  Bártolo, Henrique Almeida, Paula Faria, Development  of  a  computational  tool  for  characterization  of thermal images in medical applications (2014),  Journal of Public Health, School of Public Health, University of São Paulo(accepted).
  5. Faria P, Patrício M, Philipiak G, Caramelo F, Januário C, Freire A, Castelo-Branco M. Tremor modulations across periods with and without voluntary motion and limb load task demands using movement quantification. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE, 4338-4341, 2013.
  6. Faria P, Fregni F, Sebastião F, Dias A I and Leal A Feasibility of focal transcranial DC polarization with simultaneous EEG recording: pre-liminary assessment in healthy subjects and human epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior. 25(3): 417-425, 2012.
  7. Faria P, Hallet M, Miranda P C A finite element analysis of the eect of electrode area and inter-electrode distance on the spatial distribution of the current density in tDCS. Journal of Neural Engineering. 8(6): 066017 - doi:10.1088/1741-2560/8/6/066017. 829-856, 2011.
  8. Miranda C P, Faria P, Hallet M. What does the ratio of injected current to electrode area tell us about current density in the brain during tDCS. Clinical Neurophysiology, 120, 1183-7, 2009.
  9. Faria P, Leal A, Miranda C P. Comparing dierent electrode configurations using the 10-10 international system in tDCS: a finite element model analysis. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE, 1596-99, 2009.