Born Crato, Alentejo, Portugal.
Licentiate in Germanic Philology, Faculty of Letters, Classical University of Lisbon
Diploma in Agriculture, Open University, Australia
Doctor of Public Service (Honoris Causa) Roger Williams University, Bristol, USA.
A Portuguese career diplomat since 1976, Dr. Cardoso was the first woman to hold a diplomatic post outside her county. She has held the following major positions, listed in chronological order, from 1979 to the present:
Portuguese Consul, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Portuguese Embassy Counsellor, New Delhi
Portuguese Chargé d’Affaires a.i., India
Portuguese Embassy Minister-Counsellor, Tokyo
Portuguese Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Japan
Head of the Portuguese Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lisbon, Portugal
Portuguese Consul-General, Galicia, Spain
Portuguese Consul-General, Lyon, France.
Interest in ecology and the welfare of animals. Founder and President of ABRIGO (Association for the Protection of the Fauna and the Flora) on land and facilities donated by her as a shelter for abandoned animals. ABRIGO has been rated the best such shelter in Europe by the WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals).
Experience in Parapsychology
A former member of the SPR, Dr. Cardoso’s long-standing interest in questions related to life and death led her to start experimenting with ITC in 1997. The quantity and quality of her results, obtained under controlled conditions, prompted her to ask Professor David Fontana, then President of the Society for Psychical Research, for his help in assessing the paranormality of her data and in advising her on its publication.
In 2000 Dr. Cardoso founded the ITC Journal of which she remains Editor-in-Chief. The ITC Journal is published in English, Portuguese and Spanish, and has an Editorial Board of internationally recognised scientists and researchers of the paranormal. Dr. Cardoso is a regular contributor to the Journal and to other international psychical research publications, and has given invited presentations on her work in several European countries. The consistently positive nature of her results have convinced her, in spite of the sensitivity of her professional position, to place them in the public domain.
Her command of many European languages has allowed her to identify similarities, complementarities, and contradictions between the major research findings published across Europe and the USA. She is surprised and disappointed at the lack of knowledge shown by the majority of European and American researchers of research findings published in other tongues, and considers this a major handicap in the development of the subject. This handicap is particularly apparent in the field of ITC, where much excellent work is unknown outside its country of origin.
Samples of Dr. Cardoso’s ITC results are published in the following website: