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Carina Teixeira

Dr Carina Teixeira

Lecturer in Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology


Dr Carina Teixeira joined the Department of Psychological Medicine as a Lecturer in September 2022 and is currently the Deputy Programme Lead of the MSc in Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology. Dr Teixeira first joined the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in 2019. She started as a Teaching Fellow in Psychology and Neuroscience and in 2021 she progressed to Senior Teaching Fellow.

Dr Carina Teixeira completed a PhD in Psychology at the University of Coimbra in her home country Portugal. As part of her Doctoral degree, she trained at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Julian Leff. After completing her PhD, she moved to Boston, United States, to work as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Boston University Centre for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Her post-doctoral research focused on psychosocial rehabilitation of people living with serious mental health conditions. More specifically, she conducted research on vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, cognitive remediation, and peer support for people with severe mental health difficulties. Methodologically, she has experience with randomised controlled trials, instrument development, and survey research. Upon her return to London, she continued to collaborate with Boston University as an International Consultant.

Dr Teixeira has also trained as a clinical psychologist, more specifically in cognitive-behavioural therapy. Dr Teixeira is passionate about mental health and has been involved in charity work and advocacy initiatives both in Portugal and in the United Kingdom. Dr Teixeira is also a music artist (known as Carina T) and uses her passion for music to promote mental health awareness. 

Dr Teixeira has a YouTube channel where she posts her songs and videos aiming at raising awareness of mental health and other social relevant topics, such as domestic abuse. She uses her music as a vehicle for mental health advocacy. 

Research interests:

Personal and vocational recovery for people with a lived experience of mental illness


Suicide prevention

Domestic violence

Students’ mental health


Dr Teixeira leads and teaches in the following modules of the MSc in Organisational Psychiatry and Psychology:

Organisational Research Methods

Strategic Interventions for Psychological Well-being in Organisations

Key publications:

Millner, U. C., Rogers, E. S., Bloch, P., Costa, W., Pritchett, S., Woods, T., Teixeira, C., & Hintz, K. (2022). Unpacking the meaning of work for individuals living with serious mental illness. Journal of Career Development, 49(2), 393–410.


Teixeira, C., Rogers, E., Russinova, Z., & Lord, E. M. (2020). Defining employment specialist competencies: Results of a participatory research study. Community Mental Health Journal, 56(3), 440-447.


Teixeira, C., Mueser, T., Rogers, S., & McGurk, S. (2018). Job Endings and Work Trajectories of Persons Receiving Supported Employment and Cognitive Remediation. Psychiatric Services, 69(7), 812-818.


Providencia, R., Teixeira, C., Segal O. R, Ullstein, A., Mueser, K., Lambiase, P. D. (2018). Empowerment of athletes with cardiac disorders: a new paradigm. Europace, 20(8), 1243-1251.


Providencia, R., Teixeira, C., Segal, O., Ullstein, A., & Lambiase, P. D. (2017). Call for joint informed consent in athletes with inherited cardiac conditions. Open Heart, 4(e000516), 1-6.


Providencia, R., Teixeira, C., Segal, O. R., Ullstein, A., Mueser, K., & Lambiase, P. D. (2017). Is it time to loosen the restrictions on athletes with cardiac disorders competing in sport? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51(14), 1056-1057.


Cronise, R., Teixeira, C., Rogers, E.S., & Harrington, S. (2016). The peer support workforce: Results of a national survey. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 39(3), 211–221.

Providencia, R., Teixeira, C., Segal, O. R., Ullstein, A., Mueser, K., & Lambiase, P. D. (2016). Cardiac Disorders and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death: Athletes Should Have The Right to Know and Decide. The British Medical Journal. Available at .


Teixeira, C., Santos, E., Abreu, M.V., & Rogers, E.S. (2015). Current Status of Psychiatric Rehabilitation in Portugal: A National Survey. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 38(3), 263-267.


Teixeira, C., Santos, E., & Abreu, M. V. (2014). Psychiatric rehabilitation and social inclusion of people with mental illness: a Portuguese experience and a critical analysis of current barriers. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 7(4), 426-438.