Holder of Undergraduate and Master's Degrees in Social Services from the FCH – the Faculty of Human Sciences, UCP – the Catholic University of Portugal wht the dissertation "O Serviço Social e o Agir Profissional: O Caso Dos Centros de Saúde". She also received her Doctoral Degree in Social Services from the UCP, with the thesis " O que é o Caso Social?: Estudo sobre a construção do caso social em contexto hospitalar." She is currently a researcher at CEDH – the Centre of Human Development Studies, UCP, as well as an Assistant Professor on the FCH Undergraduate program in Social Services. She is a Social Worker registered with the Medical Order.