Gonçalo Mendonça

Gonçalo Vilhena de Mendonça is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology at the Faculty of Human Kinetics/University of Lisbon. He concluded a 5 yr graduation in Special Education and Rehabilitation in 2004. Then, in 2007, he completed a Post-Graduate program in Neurosciences at the Faculty of Medicine/University of Lisbon. In 2008 he obtained a Master degree in Physiotherapy and concluded a PhD in Human Kinetics in 2012 (Faculty of Human Kinetics/Technical University of Lisbon). He is an ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist since 2006 and has supervised Cardiac Rehabilitation interventions for a period of 4 yrs. Additionally, he directed a phase III/IV Cardiac Rehabilitation program from 2005-2007. In parallel, he coordinated the APPACDM-Ajuda Adapted Physical Activity program for adults with Down syndrome from 2004-2012. In 2008 he was awarded with the prize of young researcher of the year in the domain of Human Kinetics (Young Researchers Lisbon Technical University/Delloit) and with an honorary mention for senior researcher in Human Kinetics (Senior Researchers Lisbon Technical University/Santander Totta). Presently, his research interests focus on the cardiorespiratory, autonomic adaptations to exercise and resistance training with vascular restriction. He has published several scientific papers in international peer reviewed journals with impact factor. Finally, he has also served as a reviewer for many well respected journals in the field of Sports Medicine, Applied Physiology and Neurophysiology.