PhD in Psychology from Universidade de Lisboa, is the Director of the CRC-W (Católica Research Centre for Psychological, Family and Social Wellbeing), coordinator of the Master’s in Psychology of Wellbeing and Health Promotion, and of the Post-graduation Program on Child Protection System. As researcher at CRC-W, she currently coordinates the “Be Well and Healthy Teen Project”, and the project “Impact of social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic on the wellbeing of children and adolescents”. In 2010 was a visiting researcher at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, within the scope of the European PhD. She is a member of the editorial board of Frontiers in Psychology, Eating and Weight Disorders, and Revista Portuguesa de Psicologia. Her current research interests are eating disorders, health literacy, wellbeing and adjustment of adolescents in different social situations, military families, and the impact of technologies on family functioning. She is a specialist in Clinical and Health Psychology by the Portuguese Psychologists Order.