Assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto, researcher at the Linguistics Centre of the University of Porto and collaborator at the Linguistics Research Centre of the NOVA University Lisbon. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from the NOVA University Lisbon. During her PhD, she was a visiting researcher at the University of Edinburgh. Her main research areas are generative second language (L2) acquisition, comparative syntax and L2 teaching. Her work focuses on English and Romance languages, particularly European Portuguese. She has participated in funded research projects in the following areas: L2 acquisition, learner corpora and L2 teaching.