PhD in Communication Sciences, by the University of Minho, in 2003, Felisbela Lopes is a Reader in the Social Sciences Institute in the University of Minho.

As a researcher, she studies issues related to TV journalism, news coverage of health and the sociology of the information sources. She is the coordinator of the Working Group ‘Television Studies’ within Sopcom (The Portuguese Assocation for the Communication Sciences). Felisbela has also regular interventions in the media, namely in JN, DN and Correio do Minho newspapers and in TV channel RTP1.