University degrees, diplomas and academic public assessments

2011 - PhD in Sociology, The Paradox of the Third Sector: a systems-theoretical, relational approach to the role of third sector in welfare governance via local partnerships, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University (supervisors Prof. Bob Jessop and Dr. Will Medd)

2001 - Masters in Sociology, Third sector organisations in social policies reform in Portugal, Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra (supervisor Prof. Boaventura de Sousa Santos)

1996 - BA in Sociology, Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra

Field of specialisation

Governance and Social Policies

Sociology of power and politics

Third Sector/Social Economy Studies

Other fields

Social enterprises

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Social Security Reform