PhD in Communication Sciences, in 2007 by the University of Minho (UM), Madalena Oliveira is a Senior Lecturer in the Communication Sciences Department, in the UM, where she teaches in the field of Semiotics, Communication and Languages, Journalism and Sound and History of Communication.

As her research agenda is based on sound and visual culture, she was the Principal Investigator of the research project “NET Station: shaping radio for web environment”, which ended in April 2015. She has particular connections with research associations, as Vice-President of Sopcom (The Portuguese Assocation for the Communication Sciences), coordinating the Working Group ‘Radio and Sound Media’. Madalena Oliveira is also the chair of the Radio Section of ECREA.

She is a former journalist of TSF-Rádio Notícias and Press Officer.