PhD. Associate Professor at Sociology at ISEG - The School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon. Researcher at the Research Centre in Economic and Organisational Sociology (SOCIUS) and CSG - Research in Social Sciences and Management, where she has coordinated and participated in research projects mainly focused on gender relations in the labour market, equal economic independence for men and women, gender segregation in the labour market, the gender pay gap, gender and decision-making, gender and corporate social responsibility, new forms of work organisation, gender and well-being. These have also been main topics of her publications. Invited professor at the Universidade Aberta, where she coordinates the course Sociology of Work and Leisure (MSc in Women's Studies). She has collaborated with the International Training Centre of the ILO (International Labour Organization) in the design of training content on Gender and Organizational Change. She was a chair of the research network Gender relations in the labour market and the welfare state (2005-2010), of the European Sociological Association (ESA). She was the Head of the national mechanism for gender equality (CIG), under the presidency of the Council of Ministers. In the context of this position, she was a member of the High Level Group in Gender Mainstreaming of the European Union. She was also a Member of the Management Board of EIGE - The European Institute for Gender Equality. Recently, she coordinated the Break Even project, aiming at promoting gender equality in the business sector (EEA Grants) - 2014-2016. Currently, she is a member of the Management Committee of the COST Action IS1409 - Gender and health impacts of policies extending working life in western countries. She has been providing expert advisory support on public policies related to gender and non-discrimination issues for national and international public agencies.