Doctor of Philosophy, University Algarve, Faro, Portugal, 2007. Attending, Florida Museum Natural History, University Florida, Gainesville, 2009.
Research biologist Center Marine Science, Faro, 2000—2008. Assessor and evaluator Shark Specialist Group, International Union Conservation Nature, 2003. Postdoctoral research biologist Florida Museum Natural History, Gainesville, since 2008.
Member board Portuguese Association Study and Conservation Elasmobranchs, Portugal, since 2003.
Member of American Elasmobranch Society, Brazilian Society Study Elasmobranchs, Portuguese Association Study And Conservation Elasmobranchs.
Married Joana Fernandez Carvalho, March 29, 2008.