Maria Paula Brandão Botelho Gomes has a PhD in Sports pedagogy - University of Porto in 1996. At the moment, she's Professor at Universidade Lusófona do Porto. She published 20 articles in specialized magazines and 44 papers in abstract books. She has 30 book chapters and 8 published books, as well as 31 items of tecnical prodution. She guided 3 PhD thesis and 16 master thesis. She also work in Social Sciences with emphasis on Education Sciences and Sociology. In her professional activity, she interacted with 39 colaborators on scientific works.