Carla V. Leite as Invited Researcher at UTU, Finland

Carla V. Leite is a PhD candidate from the Doctoral Programme in Multimedia in Education from the University of Aveiro, and DigiMedia Member. She arrived at Turku a few weeks ago, and will stay for 4 months as Invited Researcher and part of Connected Health UTU Research Programme, from the Nursing Sciences Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku, Finland.

The Programme focuses on Health Promotion, Care and Literacy with the support of Smart Technologies. It has a wide range of collaborations with Health Care Organisations, Enterprises, Research Groups and Universities all over the world.

Carla has Hannakaisa Niela-Vilen as her advisor, and they will work along with Researchers and Professors of Midwifery and Future Technologies fields, in order to further develop her doctoral research: “Digital media supporting informed decision-making regarding childbirth preferences”, which is supervised by Rita Oliveira and Catarina Lélis, both DigiMedia Members. This experience will also allow Carla to apply for the European Doctorate title upon concluding her studies later this year (expected).

Meanwhile, Carla created a proof of concept of a digital tool for the Portuguese population, and she is inviting all women to participate on its evaluation, so future developments can be provided. It takes 15min and she promises some free knowledge following WHO recommendations for a positive birth experience:

This research was approved by the Ethics and Deontology Committee (67-CED/20022) and by the Data Protection Officer (GDPR 30/11/22), both from the University of Aveiro.