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Mário Augusto Tombolato MPhil


2017 – 2018 Visiting Scholar
Research project: “Families with same-sex couples and their children: broadening research perspectives”
Funded by FAPESP (Sao Paulo Research Foundation)
Supervisor: Susan Golombok, Professor
Centre for Family Research | Department of Psychology
University of Cambridge | Cambridge | United Kingdom

2015 – (ongoing) PhD Student in Psychology
Research project: “The homoparental family in the voices of gay fathers, lesbian mothers and their children”
Funded by FAPESP (Sao Paulo Research Foundation)
Supervisor: Manoel Antonio dos Santos, Professor
Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ribeirao Preto | Department of Psychology
Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP) | Ribeirao Preto | Brazil

2012 – 2014 MPhil in Developmental and Learning Psychology
Dissertation: “Unveiling the homoparental family: a study about the reports of homosexual couples with children”
Funded by FAPESP (Sao Paulo Research Foundation)
Supervisor: Ana Claudia Bortolozzi Maia, Lecturer
Faculty of Sciences | Department of Psychology
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) | Bauru | Brazil

2013 – 2014 Specialization in Clinical and Hospital Psychology
Monograph: “Postpartum depression among mothers of children with cleft lips and/or cleft palates”
Supervisor: Olga Maria Piazentim Rolim Rodrigues, Senior Lecturer
Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies (HRAC)
Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP) | Bauru | Brazil

2007 – 2012 Psychology Degree
Entirely funded by ProUni
Monograph: The resilience of children and adolescents victimised by sex abuse within the family: the perceptions of professionals
Supervisor: Edilaine Helena Scabello, Associate Lecturer
Universidade Paulista (UNIP) | Araraquara | Brazil

Research Interests

Studies related to the family, especially families formed by same-sex parents and their children.



Key Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

Tombolato, M. A.; Maia, A. C. B.; Uziel, A. P.; Santos, M. A. (2018). Prejudice and discrimination in the everyday life of same-sex couples raising children. Estudos de Psicologia (Campinas), 35(1), 111-122.

Tombolato, M. A.; Maia, A. C. B.; Santos, M. A. (in press). The adoption of a child by a lesbian couple. Psicologia: teoria e pesquisa (Brasília), 34.

Book chapter

Tombolato, M. A.; Dakuzaku, S. S.; Antonio, N. N.; Paura, T.; Scabello, E. H. (2015). Crianças e adolescentes vítimas de abuso sexual intrafamiliar: uma postura resiliente [Children and adolescents sexually abused within families: a resilient atitude]. In Maria Alves de Toledo Bruns; Claudiene Santos; Célia Regina Vieira de Souza-Leite. (Orgs.). Violência, gênero e mídia nos horizontes da saúde e educação, (pp. 137-149). Curitiba, Brazil: CRV.