PhD in Anthropology from the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and Coordinating Professor at the University of Algarve, where she directs the Department of Social Sciences and Education (ESEC) and the Masters degrees in Social Gerontology and in Management and School Administration. She co-edited the ebook Envelhecimento e Educação (2014) and she is the author of the books entitled As Mulheres, a Violência e a Justiça no Algarve de Oitocentos (2005) and A Transformação da Violência no Século XIX (2003). Her most recent research has been conducted on topics of Social Gerontology and Contemporary Cultural History. [Scientific outputs]