PhD in Development and Psychological Intervention by the University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain (2002), with Portuguese recognition in Nursing Sciences (2005). Post-Doctorate in Collective Health, University of Fortaleza, Brazil (2017). Coordinating professor at the University of Madeira, Researcher at UICISA-E and CINTESIS. Visiting Researcher CAPES / FUNCAP at UNIFOR, Brazil, published 40 articles in specialized journals and 76 papers in event notices, has 11 chapters of books and 4 books published. It has 187 technical production items. Participated in 48 events abroad and 157 in Portugal. Guided 3 doctoral theses and coorienta 3, guided 6 master's dissertations, in addition to having supervised completion of undergraduate and graduate studies in the areas of Sociology, Other Social Sciences, Health Sciences and Psychology. Received 11 awards and / or honors. Between 2005 and 2008 he coordinated 1 research project. Currently participates in 5 research projects, and coordinates 2 of these. He works in the areas of Medical Sciences with emphasis in Health Sciences, Social Sciences with emphasis in Psychology and Social Sciences with emphasis in Sociology. In his professional activities he interacted with 121 collaborators in co-authoring of scientific works.