Born in 1973 in Paço de Arcos. She is a sociologist and was granted a PhD by the Social Sciences Institute of the University of Lisbon (ICS-UL) in 2006. Formerly, she was a junior research fellow at the Observatory of Sciences and Technologies (1997-2001) and at ICS-UL (2002-2005) and a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC -European Commission, Seville, 2006) and at ICS-UL (2007-2009). She was a visiting fellow at ias-sts Institute of Advanced Studies on Science Technology and Society (Graz) in 2013/14. She specialises in social studies of science. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of MIDAS – Museus e Estudos Interdisciplinares and of the Reading Committee of O Arqueólogo Português. She received an award from the Portuguese Associaiton of Museology in 2009 and the Scientific Award Universidade de Lisboa/Caixa Geral de Depósitos 2018 in Social Sciences.