He has a Doctorate in Pharmacy with a thesis on the history of pharmacy (1995). He is a Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Coimbra and a Researcher on the History and Sociology of Science Group CEIS20 at the same university. His preferred research interests are: history of pharmacy and the history of medicine, the history of health, hygiene and public health, the history of science, pharmacy relations, medication, health and society, as well as ethics and pharmaceutical deontology. He has coordinated and participated in national and international research projects in this area, some of which were grant-aided by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in Portugal and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. He has written books, book chapters and articles published in scientific journals and collective works in Portugal and abroad and is author or co-author of papers and conference speeches presented at national and international venues. He has advised many Master’s and Doctoral students, and as of 2011, has supervised or co-supervised fourteen doctorates and post-doctorates, of which twelve were grant-aided by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).
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