Nilza Costa is a full Professor at the Department of Education and Psychology of the University of Aveiro (Portugal). Her main research interests are in Teacher Education, Assessment and Evaluation. She has expertise as coordinator of the Research Centre "Didactics and Technology in the Education of Trainers", CIDTFF (http://www.ua.pt/cidtff/), from 2012 to 2016, and as the Coordinator of the Laboratory for Supervision and Evaluation (Lab_SuA) of the CIDTFF (http://www.ua.pt/cidtff/sua/).
She has been involved in several national and international projects, both as a researcher and coordinator (e.g. Coordinator of the Tempus Project "Teacher Education Review and Update of Curriculum" – TEREC; Reference: 511063-TEMPUS-1-2010-1-PT-TEMPUS-JPCR, 2010-14). She is author and co-author of several publications in national and international journals and a reviewer of scientific journals.