PhD in Social Psychology, specifically, on reaction to deviance in intergroup contexts. Director of the Social Psychology Lab of the University of Porto. Coordinator of the Research Group “Culture, Normativity and Diversity”, from the Centre of Psychology at the University of Porto (CPUP). Member of the Executive Board of the Portuguese Association of Psychology.
Research interests: psychosocial processes associated to the antecedents and consequences of: 1) deviant behaviour (namely hate crime and economic crime); 2) extremisms (focused on social conflict) and populism; 3) discrimination and different types of social exclusion; and 4) prosocial and pro-normative behaviour (social innovation). She is involved (as PI, team member or member of the Advisory Board) in research projects about hate crime, perceived impact of corruption, inclusion vs. discrimination of refugees in EU, extremisms, populism, disinformation and conspiracy thinking, social network misbehaviour, and pro-normative climate change behaviour.