PhD in Physical Geography (2010) at the University of Porto and Post-Doctoral (2010-2016) at the University of Lisbon. Post-Graduation in GIS (2005) and Degree in Geography-educational branch (2004) at the University of Porto.
Author and co-author of articles in peer-reviewed journals indexed in Scopus (e.g. Science of Total Environment, Global and Planetary Change, Journal of Hydrology, Geomorphology, Water, Journal of Flood Risk Management, Natural Hazards, International Journal o Disaster Risk Reduction, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Risk Analysis, Journal of Environmental Management).
Coordination of the FORLAND project (2016-19) and researcher of national projects funded by FCT (e.g. HighWaters (2022-23); MIT-CRS (2021-22); BesafeSlide (2018-22); DISASTER (2010-13); MapRisk (2008-10)).
Participation in multidisciplinary teams in public and private research contracts in subjects related to natural, environmental and technological hazards, risk assessment applied to the spatial planning and civil protection at municipal and regional scale.
Member of the Portuguese Association on Geomorphology and of the European Geosciences Union.