I am currently a Health Policy Researcher at the Health Division of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and an Assistant Professor at the Health Economics section of Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM), part of Erasmus University Rotterdam. By simultaneously developing my career in the policy and academic worlds I hope to achieve maximum societal impact through evidence generation, mostly on the topic of mental health. Back in Portugal I am the Vice President of the Portuguese Association for Health Economics (APES), and I lecture for the National School of Public Health (ENSP) and for the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon (FFUL).

I have recently obtained my PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam, with the thesis "Better evidence for better mental health policy: Mind the inequalities gap" (see here for more on my PhD thesis and defence). During my PhD trajectory, jointly supervised by the Department of Public Health of ErasmusMC and the Department of Applied Economics of the Erasmus School of Economics, I have used big data and quasi-experimental methods to evaluate policies and interventions in the domain of mental health, with a focus on health (care) inequalities. You can read some of my work in SSM, Health Economics and Lancet Psychiatry and learn more about my findings and awards here.

In 2017 I have completed a MSc in International Health Policy and Health Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). While in London I have also been a research assistant to the Social Policy and the Psychological and Behavioural Science departments of LSE and  had academic placements at the health care focused think-thank Nuffield Trust and at the Health Value for Money team of the National Audit Office.

In the early years of my career I held roles of Outcomes Consultant and Outcomes Research Manager, respectively in UK and Portuguese subsidiaries of multinational pharmaceutical industries. I have also spent time as an analyst and consultant at the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon. I have graduated as a Pharmacist (M.Pharm) from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon in 2013. 

Detailed information on my education and  working experience can be found on my CV.