Invited Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH) and researcher in the Linguistics Research Centre of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She completed her PhD in Linguistics at NOVA FCSH, specialising in (Developmental) Psycholinguistics. During her PhD, she was a visiting student at the University of Edinburgh and was awarded an international PhD grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Her main areas of research are generative L2 acquisition and L2 teaching (languages: English and European Portuguese). She has participated in funded research projects in the following areas: L2 acquisition/teaching; materials development for language teaching; and learner corpora.