Helena holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University, UK. She is Professor of Accounting at ISCTE-IUL Business School in Lisbon. She has previously worked at Cass Business School, an she was a visiting scholar at Sydney University and University of Miami, USA. Her research interests are: international accounting, voluntary disclosure, and financial reporting and capital markets. Helena participates actively in international organizations. She is a member of the management committee of the European Accounting Association, and a member of the academic research network of EFRAG - European Financial Reporting Advisory Group. She coordinates several international research projects and she publishes academic articles in top journals such as European Accounting Review; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; International Journal of Accounting; and Journal of Business Ethics. She sits in the editorial board of the European Accounting Review, Accounting in Europe, and the International Journal of Accounting. She has own several prestigious awards namely best European PhD thesis in Management, best paper awards in international conferences, and she has been award a Fulbright Research Scholar by the US Government.