Catarina is currently Senior Clinical Research Manager at NOVA CRU and a Researcher at CHRC at NMS. Until recently, Catarina was the Portuguese European Correspondent for clinical research at ECRIN (European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network), focused on coordinating ongoing multinational clinical trials in Portugal and providing support to national clinical investigators preparing clinical studies/projects for European funding. She also actively contributed to the development of the national network, PtCRIN (Portuguese Clinical Research Infrastructure Network) (2015-2019). Previously Catarina worked in the Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering in Lisbon as a research scientist in the field of regenerative medicine (RM). She supervised several post-graduation students (M.Sc and Ph.D.) and is (co)author of 30 scientific papers and proceedings published in peer-reviewed journals (Orcid: 0000-0002-5053-9421). She has contributed to several national and international Workshops, M.Sc and Ph.D. programs lecturing about clinical trials, regulatory affairs, clinical project management and advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs). Catarina received a B.Sc in technological chemistry from Sciences Faculty, an M.Sc and Ph.D. in biotechnology from Instituto Superior Técnico, all from the University of Lisbon. She also did a post-graduation program in clinical trials and got a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (USA).