José Oliveira graduated in Psychology at Porto University, Portugal, in 2007 and was awarded his PhD in Psychology from the same University in 2014. His subject of study has been the process of transition to adulthood as seen through the lenses of Emerging Adulthood and Identity Capital theories, both in the areas of Developmental and Vocational Psychology. He has done a post-doctorate at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, on career adaptability of emerging adults.
He has lectured disciplines and subjects akin to his area of study and research: Quantitative Methods in Psychology - Structural Equation Modeling, Mediation and Moderation (University of São Paulo, Brazil); Introductory Course to Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS (University of São Paulo, Brazil); Adaptation and Validation of Research Instruments (University of São Paulo, Brazil); Confirmatory Factor Analysis (University of Porto, Portugal); Public Health (Higher Education School in Health, Lisbon, Portugal).
He has been publishing in national and international journals on the subjects of career adaptability of emerging adults, family support, identity capital and uncertainty management in the process of transition to adulthood. He is also reviewer for national and international journals (Journal of Adolescence, Emerging adulthood, Paideia, Avaliação Psicológica, PsicoUSF)
Currently he is working in the MIMY project - EMpowerment through liquid Integration of Migrant Youth in vulnerable conditions, at the University of Luxembourg.