Holds a PhD in Pharmacology and an undergraduate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Associate Professor at the University of Lisbon Pharmacy School, he is also a Member of the Ethics Committee for Clinical Research, Member of the National Coordination for Medicines and Health Products Strategy, Member of INFARMED, I.P., President of the National Council for Cooperation of the Pharmacists Chamber, Specialist in Regulatory Affairs (Pharmacists Chamber), and European Medicines Agency (EMA) expert. He was Vice President (2005-2015) and President of the INFARMED, IP. (2015-2016). Responsible for supervising seven doctoral theses and more than a dozen master's theses, and also author of more than one hundred publications in international scientific journals in the areas of pharmacology, experimental medicine, drug use and regulatory science.