He is concluding a Doctorate in Art History at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra, where he did his Bachelor’s degree. His areas of expertise are: Sacred Art, especially in the areas of Iconography and Iconology. He is a Correspondent Member of the Portuguese Academy of History and a member of the Portuguese Art Historian’s Association. His work has been distinguished with awards, amongst which are the Dr. Vasco Valente Award for Decorative Arts given in 1999 for his work analysing the carved structures of pipe organs and also an award fom the Círculo Dr. José de Figueiredo for his work entitled Órgão de Tubos: Corpo, Alma e Divindade [“The Pipe Organ: Body, Soul and Divinity”]. He is the author of several studies that were published in scientific journals and books, such as the following: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra: Ícone do Poder. Ensaio Iconológico da Imagética do Estado Novo [“The Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra: An Icon of Power. An Iconological essay on the imagery of theEstado Novo”] (Coimbra, 2003); O Vitral da Ressurreição da Igreja Paroquial de São José de Coimbra. Exegese Iconográfica da Última Obra de Augusto Nunes Pereira [“The stained glass window of the Resurrection at the Parish Church of São José in Coimbra. An Iconographic exegesis of Augusto Nunes Pereira’s last work”] (Coimbra, 2004); Cunhar e Tecer as Cortes de Leiria de 1254. Estudo iconográfico da medalha e da tapeçaria de Joaquim Correia para a Assembleia da República [“Minting and weaving the 1254 Cortes of Leiria. An iconographic study of Joaquim Correia’s medal and tapestry for the Assembly of the Republic”] (Lisbon, 2006); Arte Sacra em Fátima. Uma Peregrinação Estética [“Sacred Art in Fátima. An aesthetic pilgrimage”] (Fátima, 2006).