PhD in Sociology from the University of Minho. Associate Professor, with Aggregation, in Sociology at the University of Minho. She was a member of the General Council of the University of Minho between 2009-2017, assumed the direction of the Master in Community Policies and Territorial Cooperation and PhD in Sociology at the University of Minho until 2019.

The areas of research and publication have focused on work, higher education, entrepreneurship, professions and gender relations.