Joana Carvalho, PhD in Psychology, is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of Psychology at Porto University (Portugal). Carvalho is credited as a specialist in clinical psychology, forensic psychology, and sexology, by the Portuguese Board of Psychologists. She is the principal investigator of the Research Group in Human Sexuality and member of the executive board of the Centre for Psychology of Porto University. Carvalho conducts research on the psychological factors underpinning sexual response and functioning, hypersexuality and compulsive sexual behavior, sexual aggression perpetrated by men and women, deviant sexual interests, and laboratorial sex research with an emphasis on the emotional processing of normophilic and paraphilic stimuli. Carvalho is an associate editor in the Journal of Sexual Medicine and Frontiers in Psychology; she is further the co-chair of the International Consultation on Sexual Medicine in the International Society for Sexual Medicine.