Dean and Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra. President of the European Council ofLegal Medicine, of the Forensic Advisory Board of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, of the Portuguese Association for Bodily Injury Assessment and Vice-President of the European Confederation of Experts on Evaluation and Repair of Bodily Injury. He has been President of the International Academy of Legal Medicine, of the International Association of Forensic Sciences, of the World Association of Police Medical Officers, of the Mediterranean Academy of Forensic Sciences and of the Latin American Association of Medical Law. He works on a regular basis as Temporary Forensic Consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and he is Member of the Forensic Advisory Board of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Member of the Forensic Expert Group of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims. He was, among many others functions, Director of the Institute of Legal Medicine of Coimbra, President of the Portuguese National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences and of the Portuguese Medico-Legal Council.
Books published in Coimbra University Press:
Identificação em Medicina Dentária Forense
Princípios de genética forense
Nexo de causalidade e estado anterior na avaliação médico-legal do dano corporal