Coordinating professor of Economics at the School of Management, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA) Portugal, and research centre: Applied Management Research Unit (UNIAG), Portugal. She has a PhD in Economics (2008) at the University of Minho, Braga. She is the Director of the Department of Management and she is author or co-author of several papers and her research interests include regional, rural and urban economics, tourism economics, rural and cultural tourism.
Editorial board member of several peer reviewed scientific journals and ad-hoc reviewer of several peer-reviewed scientific journals, namely, Tourism Geographies, Tourism Management Perspectives, International Journal of Tourism Research, Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, Anatolia, etc.
Member of the scientific committee of several national and international congresses and conferences.