PhD in Social Work by Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Coordinates the Master in Social Work and the Post-Graduation of Evaluation in Programs and Social Projects, the Post-Graduation of Artistic Practices and Social Inclusion and the Post-Graduation Management of Projects in Cooperation for Development. Researcher at CRC-W, currently collaborates in the university research and extension project, financed by Porticus, “SfG Hub to address the needs of Catholic Organizations working with Children” - Developing a caring and protective culture using positive, child-centered approaches. Her main research interests are social innovation and social intervention, intervention with families and youth, theories for practice in Social Work and social and intercultural mediation. She is also consultant in the areas of planning, management and evaluation of programs and projects, territorial strategic planning, leadership and team management.
She is author of several publications about intervention with young people, in the theories and practices of Social Work and in social and intercultural mediation.