Associate Professor, Deputy Director and responsible for quality at the Department of International Relations at the Autonomous University of Lisbon, Deputy Director of OBSERVARE and Editor of JANUS.NET, e-journal of international relations. Integrated researcher at the Portuguese Institute of International Relations at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (IPRI-NOVA).
She was a guest professor at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the University of Beira Interior, at the Department of Sociology at the University of Évora, in the Tourism department at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technology and at the Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra. Collaborates with the Air Force Academy.
His research interests link themes of International Relations and Sociology with an emphasis on African development, namely in Small Island Developing States, an area in which he specialized during his Master's degree (African Studies, 1998), PhD (African Studies, 2005, with scholarship FCT) and Post-Doctorate (at the Center for African Studies-IUL between 2006 and 2011 with FCT funding), coordinating a research project with FCT funding. He is interested in research on themes framed by international cooperation in conjunction with socio-environmental issues, including international agreements on the environment, impacts of climate change and responses, local intervention in environmental preservation, including environmental education programs, and conservation of threatened species promoted by partnerships international.
In parallel with his academic activity, he has carried out consultancies in the evaluation of development cooperation projects in Portuguese-speaking African countries (Angola, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe), promoted by International Organizations (The World Bank Group and International Labor Organization, STEP Project -Portugal) and by Portuguese, Guinean and Santomean Civil Society Organizations (NGDOs), with community funding, having integrated a team in a training project framed by bilateral cooperation (Ministry of Labor).