Director of the National Mental Health Programme
Fully Professor of Psychiatry and Mental Health.
Chairman of the Scientific Board - NOVA Medical School / FCM-UNL.
Coordinator of the Curricular Unit “Clinical Clerkship” (6th year).
Coordinator of Mental Health Clerkship (6th year).
Senior Consultant - Department of Psychiatry – CHLO.
Member of the Board of NMS | FCM (2014-2016).
Member of the 'National Commission for Restructuring the Portuguese Mental Health Services' (2006-2008).
Co-author of the National Mental Health Plan.
Advisor to the National Coordination for Mental Health (2008-11).
Advisor to the National Mental Health Programme (DGS) since 2011.
Principal Investigator for several multicentre projects with national and international funding in areas such as: integrated approach to schizophrenia, family burden, psychoeducation, forensic psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology.
Author and / or co-author of 300 papers at scientific meetings and 140 publications in journals and national and foreign books.