She is Invited Auxiliary Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra (FPCEUC) where she teaches on the Social Service degree and on the Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Social Intervention. She holds a degree in Social Services, a Master’s degree in Families and Social Systems and in 2007 she was awarded a Doctorate in Social Service by the Portuguese Catholic University in Lisbon.
She has been teaching since the year 2000 and has written the book Rostos de uma profissão: Identidades Profissionais do Serviço Social em Portugal. She is a member of the Research Group into Organisations, Work and Citizenship (GIOTC) and of the Citizensihp and Social Intervention Observatory of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra (FPCEUC). She is also a Family Therapist recognised by the Portugue Inesquecível se Family Therapy Society.