Ph.D. in Civil Law Sciences (University of Minho Law School); Master of Laws (Faculty of Law of Coimbra University); Bachelor of Laws (University of Minho Law School). She has also attended the Summer Course of The Hague Academy of International Law, in 2003. Lecturer at University of Minho Law School, since October 1999 to July 2003. Senior lecturer at University of Minho Law School since July 2003. Specialization in Private International Law and International Commercial Law. Current research in Judicial Cooperation in Civil Matters of the European Union and Private International Law. Other fields of research: civil law.