2015 – 2017: Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at Imperial College London
2013 – 2014: Post-doctoral fellowship with Miguel Araújo Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales.
2007 – 2010: Doctor of Philosophy in Science at the University of Sydney (Australia), School of Biological Sciences based at Centre for Research on the Ecological Impacts of Coastal Cities.
2004 – 2005: Mres in Marine Biology at the University of Plymouth (UK) in joint collaboration with the Marine Biological association of the U.K.
1998 – 2003: Degree in Biology at the University of Azores (Portugal). Major in Marine Biology (4 years coursework + 1 year research project; equivalent to an Honours degree)