Full Professor at the Lusófona University of Porto, with Aggregation in History Group – Nova University of Lisbon (2003), PhD in History (1999).
Professor of Research Methodology in Education. Since 2008 she has been Director of the Master's Degree in Educational Sciences of ULP. Since 2009, she has been a guest lecturer at ULHT in Master's and Doctoral Programs in Education. From 2000 to 2008 she coordinated the Masters in Administration and Planning of Education and Supervision and Coordination of Education at UPT.
She was also coordinator from 2004 to 2008 of the PhD in Education at UPT. From 2003 to 2006 she was a guest lecturer at the University of Granada (in the Department of Social Pedagogy). Member of the Portuguese Academy of History and the Ibero-American Society of Social Pedagogy (SIPS); was Vice-chancellor of the ULP from 2008 to June 2012; has several publications in national and foreign scientific journals in the area of domestic violence, scientific methodologies and School Administration.
She directed the Municipal Plan against Domestic Violence 2013-2015. Porto: Porto City Council and was part of the research project coordinated by Torres, M., Concepció, Carvalho, M.A. & Martins, A.M. (2010).
Poverty and volunteering. Tarragona: URV.
Member of the Editorial Board of magazines in Portugal and Spain.
Areas of academic and scientific interest:
- Methodology of Scientific Research in Education
- Educational Administration
- Domestic violence
- Gender Issues