She holds a Bachleor’s degree in Mathematics from the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC). She also did a teacher training course at Secondary Level at the Liceu Nacional José Falcão. She continued studying and holds a Master’s degree in Linear Algebra and Applications from FCTUC. She persued a doctorate in Economics at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra (FEUC) and obtained the title of “Agregação”, specialising in Mathematical Economics – Econometric Models.
She became an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra in 1979, where she is now a Full Professor. She is currently the President of both the Faculty Assembly and the Assembleia Geral da Associação para a Extensão Universitária (APEU) [General Assembly of the Association for University Extension]. Previously, she has served as President of Pedagogical and Scientific Council.
She has been responsible for the class “Maths I” in the Economics and Management Degree programmes for almost twenty years. Since 2007, following the Bologna Reform process, she has been part of the Bologna Observatory at the University of Coimbra and coordinates the team of professors that work in the subject area of Linear Algebra.
Her scientific work (manifested in her attending conferences, publishing papers and coordinating theses) centres on the areas of applied linear algebra and the mathematical theory of systems; of note is her particular interest in studying how these may be applied in economics.