Ana Albuquerque is a researcher and PhD student in School and Human Development Psychology at University of São Paulo, Brazil (2013). She graduated in Psychological Sciences and has a Master in Educational Psychology from ISPA – University Institute of Psychological, Social and Life Sciences, Lisbon, Portugal (2010). She is a member of the Research Unit on Cognitive, Developmental and Educational Psychology and of the research group Literacy Practices and Written Language Acquisition. Ana is also member of the Department of Developmental, Learning and Personality Psychology of the Institute of Psychology of the University of São Paulo and collaborates with the Laboratory for Developmental and Learning Studies.
She is a psychologist with experience in educational, cognitive and written language psychology. Her major researches focus on acquisition and development of reading and spelling abilities, metalinguistic skills, alphabetisation, child education and early schooling. Ana has done extensive volunteer work at Associação QE – Quinta Essência, an institution whose goal is to developing life projects for special needs individuals, thus contributing to their inclusion in society and fostering a better quality of life for the intellectually impaired. Ana is also member of CISV – building global friendship, a non- political international NGO for peace education that organises educational activities promoting inter-cultural experiences for children and teenagers from all over the world.