He is a Professor at the History Department of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon. He is director of the Post-Gratuate Diploma in Maritime History, in collaboration with the Navy School, coordinator of the group Mundus Novus at the History Centre of FLUL, and Vice-President of the Naval Academy. He is the author of several books, including Os Navios do Mar Oceano (2004), Navios e Viagens. A experiência portuguesa dos séculos XV a XVIII (2008), and A Travessia do Mar Oceano. A viagem de Duarte Pacheco Pereira ao Brasil em 1498 (2012); he coordinated the volume Navios, Marinheiros e Arte de Navegar 1500-1668 (2012).
Books published in Coimbra University Press: