Assistant Professor at the Higher Lisbon Nursing School (ESEL). Doctorate in Nursing from the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP) in 2015. Master's Degree in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing since 2009. Nurse since 1992. Family Therapist by the Portuguese Family Therapy Societies since 2010. President of the Portuguese Chapter of the International Society of Addiction Nurses (IntNSA) in 2019-2022. Researcher at the Nursing Research & Development Unit (UI & DE / ESEL). Several articles published mainly on nursing care with addicts, family intervention and psychotherapeutic interventions. Also interested in management in Psychiatry units. Reviewer in some national and international magazines.