She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Organization from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (1994). She also holds a Master’s degree in Business Management, specialising in Business Finances from the University of Minho’s School of Economics (1998). She holds a Doctorate in Finance and Accounting, specialising in Local Government Accounting from the Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham (2003).
She is an Auxiliary Professor at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra, where she teaches in the areas of public accounting and financial accounting, at both graduate and post-graduate level.
She is a member of the international research network, CIGAR – Comparative International Governmental Accounting Research Scientific Council.
She is an associate member of the Public Policy and Administration Department (NEAPP) and the research centre at the University of Minho School of Economics and Management.
She is a participating member of the Coimbra Centre for Innovative Management (CCIM), the research centre at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra, and the Research Centre for Taxation and Accounting (CECF) at the Escola Superior de Gestão do Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e Ave.
She has carried out research in public accounting, especially local authority accounting, and she has taken part in several projects and has authored several papers published both nationally and internationally.