Doctor of Philosophy of Education, University Minho, 1998.
Teacher secondary school Escola Secundaria Sa de Miranda, Braga, Portugal, 1985—1987. Teacher Portuguese Linguarama, Manchester, England, 1988—1989, City College of Community Education, Manchester, England, 1990—1990. Professor University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, since 1991.
Member of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (associate).
Married Joao Alvaro; children: Joana Amorim, Alexandre Amorim.