Founder and Director of the International Center for Arts Medicine, CUF Porto Institute (the first center in Portugal dedicated to musicians, dancers and other performing artists).
Founder and Coordinator of the Music Medicine Unit at Hospital de Guimarães.
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine specialist, competency in Pain Medicine, and specialization in Sports Medicine, in Interventional Physiatry and in Performing Arts Medicine.
Hospitalar Assistant at Hospital de Guimarães (Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Pain Unit, and Music Medicine Unit).
Researcher at Center for Health Technology and Services Research – CINTESIS and PhD student in Clinical and Health Services Research at Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto. She has focused her research in Musicians’ Medicine, particularly in pain and functional disability among musicians, in colaboration with the Institute for Music Physiology and Musician’s Medicine (Hanover, Alemanha).
Invited teacher at Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto at post-graduated level (responsable for courses in the field of myofascial pain and other pain syndromes, sports medicine, postural evaluation and reeducation, and temporomandibular disorders in athlets and artists). Invited teacher at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Post
graduation in Music Neurociences). Invited teacher at Conservatory of Guimarães (founder of 2 new courses: Musicians’ Medicine and Music Physiology and Medicine).
Member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association Young Professionals Committee. Member of the Editorial Board of 7 Scientifc Journals and invited reviewer of 8 Scientifc Journals. Presented more than 120 lectures/oral comunications in scientific events and published more than 20 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. As a medical doctor she has promoted and performed workshops and seminars in the field of Performing Arts Medicine and and Music Medicine.
Awarded by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto (academic recognition at the end of the Master in Medicine) and granted with the APED scholarship by the Portuguese Association for Studies of Pain. Completed the medical internship in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine with the highest national classification.
Professional pianist. Studied at Conservatory of Music Calouste Gulbenkian and School of Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE). Completed Piano studies with the highest graduation classification and was awarded with the Prize of Artistic Merit. Participate regularly in international masterclasses and festivals and has performed as soloist, in chamber music and solo with orchestra in renowned concert halls such as Casa da música, Theatro Circo and Polonia House. Worked with Fausto Neves, António Rosado, Nami Ejiri, Aldo Ciccolini, Luiz de Moura Castro and other prestigious pianists. Founder of the duet MezzoPiano (piano four hands) and the quartet Medivoce, with which she recently recorded a CD.