Florencio Vicente Castro

Professore ordinario

email: fvicentec@gmail.com


Lecturer at Uex from 1975 to 31 August 2017.
Full Professor of Psychology since 1995.
Specialization (Unesco Code) 610201
From 2011 to the present: I am a lecturer at the Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (Portugal) in the Master’s Degree in Social Gerontology.
From 1982 to 2017: I taught as lecturer at the Instituyo Miguel Torga de Coimbra (Portugal) on Master’s and Doctoral programmes.
Academic Member of the International Academy of Psychology. Chair no. 19 “Angel Riviere”. Investiture: 25 November 2000.
I received the Juan Huarte de San Juan award in 2010, “For his contribution to scientific progress in Psychology” (Official College of Psychologists).
I received an award from the International Confederation of Achondroplasia (2010) as outstanding researcher in the field.
I was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad Autónoma de Encarnación in Paraguay.
I have been a Member of the Assessing Council for Honours and Distinctions of the Regional Government of Extremadura for 12 years.
Member of the Permanent Forum of Social Europe.
Honorary Member of the Portuguese Association of Forensic Specialists (APEX).
Member of the International Assessment Panel of FCT Portugal, External Advisory Commission, Research Groups, Portugual.
President of the National Association of Infant and Adolescent Psychology (INFAD), with more than 1500 members.
President of the Organizing Committee of 25 INFAD International Congresses in various countries: Córdoba, Salamanca, Alicante, Cáceres, León, Burgos, Sevilla, Santiago de Compostela, Oviedo, Cádiz, Teruel, Fuerteventura (Canary Islands) Bilbao, Santander, Pontevedra, Évora (Portugal) Turin (Italy) Zamora, Rome, Lisbon, Moscow-Saint Petersburg, Badajoz, Calamata-Greece, Sicily, Almería, Wroclaw (Poland).
President of the Psychology Association of Extremadura (PSICOEX).
President of the European Union Association for Innovation, G 21.
Member of various Scientific Associations, Forums, Journal Committees, etc.


As a lecturer and professor I have taught formal education courses for Diplomas, Degrees and Doctorates in the field of Psychology. I have taught Doctoral, Masters and Specialized Degree courses at several European and American Universities, with which I maintain close professional relations. I am a regular collaborator with several Italian and Portuguese Universities, among others. I participate in various international projects with Eurpean and Latin-American universities.


I have held the post of General Secretary of Uex.
I have also held the posts of Secretary of the University College of Teacher Training, and Deputy Director of the same college.
Department Head several times. Member of the Doctorate Commission of the University since its inception until 2016.
Member of the Social Council of the University, the University Faculty Senate and the University Governing Bodies for several terms of office. Member of the Research Commision and other commissions (elected by the teaching staff).
University Delegate of the Affiliated Centre of Almendralejo since 1991.
In total, over 39 years of administrative service at UEX.

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