European PhD in Communication Sciences, by the University of Minho, with the thesis "Children and News: creating meanings about current events and the world" (fellowship by the National Foundation for Science and Technology).
Along with the teaching activity, she`s the Pedagogical Coordinator of Media Lab, an educational initiative within newspapers Diário de Notícias and Jornal de Notícias, and a researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS), University of Minho.
Her research includes the following areas: media literacy; audience studies; theories and models of communication and journalism; childhood and media; strategic management and social media; and organizational communication.
She collaborated with the Communication Sciences Department as Invited Lecturer in the Graduation Degree of Communication Sciences in the University of Minho, and participated as a research member in national and international projects. In 2012, Patrícia carried out a research period in the Autonomous University of Barcelona
(Spain), working as well in the EMEDUS Project - European Media Literacy Education Study.
Patrícia Silveira is a member of Sopcom (The Portuguese Association for the Communication Sciences) and ECREA. She was awarded with the Students' Merit Prize, by the University of Minho, in 2009.