É Doutorada em Neurociências pela Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Mestre em Psicologia do Desenvolvimento e Licenciada em Psicologia pela Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa.

Desde 2004 que se dedica à intervenção psicológica no âmbito da dor crónica, sendo especialista em Psicoterapia na Myos, Associação Nacional contra a Fibromialgia e Síndrome de Fadiga Crónica.

Atualmente, é também investigadora do Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar em Saúde (CIIS) onde estuda o impacto das emoções nos mecanismos da dor aguda e da dor crónica.

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A psicogénese dos argumentos operatórios : identidade, compensação e reversibilidade em provas piagetianas de conservação

Canaipa, R. , Canaipa, Rita Isabel Mangerico, 1978-. (2005). A psicogénese dos argumentos operatórios : identidade, compensação e reversibilidade em provas piagetianas de conservação.
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Can health care providers recognise a fibromyalgia personality?

Canaipa, R. , Da Silva JA. (2017). Can health care providers recognise a fibromyalgia personality?.
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En pointe: dancers report their pain less variably than do controls.

Canaipa, R. , Canaipa R. (2020). En pointe: dancers report their pain less variably than do controls.. The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society
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Feeling Hurt: Pain Sensitivity is Correlated with and Modulated by Social Distress

Caldas, A., Canaipa, R. , Canaipa, R.. (2016). Feeling Hurt: Pain Sensitivity is Correlated with and Modulated by Social Distress. Clinical Journal of Pain
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Impaired Pain Modulation in Fibromyalgia Patients in Response to Social Distress Manipulation.

Caldas, A., Canaipa, R. , Canaipa R. (2016). Impaired Pain Modulation in Fibromyalgia Patients in Response to Social Distress Manipulation.. Clinical Journal of Pain
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No Relationships Between the Within-Subjects’ Variability of Pain Intensity Reports and Variability of Other Bodily Sensations Reports

Canaipa, R. (2019). No Relationships Between the Within-Subjects’ Variability of Pain Intensity Reports and Variability of Other Bodily Sensations Reports. Frontiers in Neuroscience
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Pain accuracy : is there a link between accuracy in pain report and accuracy in interoception and taste tasks?

Canaipa, R. , Agostinho, Mariana Ribolhos. (2019). Pain accuracy : is there a link between accuracy in pain report and accuracy in interoception and taste tasks?.
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Pain reporting accuracy and ability to accurately report other bodily sensations in dancers

Canaipa, R. , Mendonça, Diogo Manuel Garanito. (2019). Pain reporting accuracy and ability to accurately report other bodily sensations in dancers.
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Social distress and pain modulation : findings from healthy ans chronic pain patients

Canaipa, R. , Canaipa, Rita Isabel Mangerico, 1978-. (2016). Social distress and pain modulation : findings from healthy ans chronic pain patients.
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True and error variance: Assessing the sources of variability in experimental pain and its relations with pain sensitivity and pain modulation

Canaipa, R. , Khallouf, Amira Buz. (2019). True and error variance: Assessing the sources of variability in experimental pain and its relations with pain sensitivity and pain modulation.