Full Professor of Psychology, (since 2006), ICBAS-University of Porto; Director of the Dpt of Behavioural Sciences ICBAS-UPorto (Psychology, Sociology, Medical History, Psychiatry and Mental Health for medical students and since 2008; Director of PhD Program of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Porto and University of Aveiro; Member of the Scientific Commission of the PhD Program on Occupation Health and Security of the University of Porto. President of the division 7 of GeroPsychology of the International Association of Applied Psychology- IAAP; Director of the Research Unit on Ageing UNIFAI / ICBAS-UPorto: www.unifai.eu, that is a member of Age Platform, http://www.age-platform.eu and a partner of the European Research Partnership active and Healthy Aging EIP-AHA http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm?section=active-healthy-ageing. Coordinates the Office on Ageing Issues 50+ (specialized service on ageing, ensuring a personalized care, provided by experts in the fields of psychology, gerontology and health). She has experience in running international European projects (eg. EUGERON: Aging Health and Competence. Concerted Action (BMH1-CT93-1165). EXCELSA - Pilot Cross-European Longitudinal Study of Ageing; Concerted Action (PL963299). EXCELSA Project: Cross-European Longitudinal Study of Ageing; Concerted Action (QLRT-2001-00108). European Master Gerontology; EU commission DG V. Contract no.: 9833870 (File no: SOC 98 200505 05F03). www.eumag.org. (1999/2000/01/02/03). Employment Initiatives for the Ageing Workforce in the European Union.No. 2006/S 128-136074, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and working Conditions. European Public Health Programme EUropean NEtwork for Safety among Elderly (EUNESE), Contract No. 2003316). Since the 90’s she published regularly international and national papers and chapters in scientific journals and books on health psychology and aging issues.