PhD in Tourism by the Aveiro University (DEGEIT), Portugal, and integrated member of the Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies (GOVCOPP) in the Tourism and Development Group and a research member of the Guarda hub in the Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation (CiTUR); Vice-President of the Polytechnic of Guarda; Senior lecturer and Director of the Master in Management and Sustainability in Tourism in the School of Tourism and Hospitality in the Polytechnic of Guarda; Several articles in the area of education and training in Tourism and planning and tourism development, and communications in various types of technical and scientific national and international events.