Full Professor at the Lusófona University of Porto, with Aggregation in History Group – Nova University of Lisbon (2003), PhD in History (1999).
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 the Portuguese Society of Education (since 2010) and of the Portuguese Association of Women’s Studies (since 2017); 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; of the research team of the project European Policy Network on School Leadership Clímaco Funding: European CommissionRef: EAC-2010-1338/1; and of the research team of the Project (TO-INN). Innovation for Education (2018-2020)
He is Member of the research team of CERI-OCDE Project- fostering and assessing students creative and critical thinking skills in higher education and teacher education (2018-2022).
Since 2019 – Responsible for the Porto branch of CeiED (Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development)
Member of the Editorial Board of magazines in Portugal, Spain and Brazil.
Areas of academic and scientific interest:
- Educational Administration
- Domestic violence
- Gender Issues