Teresa is an Associated Professor with Habilitation/Aggregation in Architecture (with tenure) at the ISCTE-IUL, the Department of Architecture and Urbanism. She is a Senior Researcher at DINÂMIA'CET-IUL where she coordinated the research teams for Project MEMO - Evolution of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area Metabolism. Lessons towards a Sustainable Urban Future (financed by the Portuguese Science Foundation - PTDC/EMS-ENE/2197/2012); and Project SPLACH Spatial Planning for Change (financed by the Program PACl 2020 with the University of Porto and University of Aveiro).
She was the Vice Director for the Department of Architecture and Urbanism at ISCTE-IUL (2013-2016) and the ERASMUS Coordinator for the Department of Architecture and Urbanism (2002-2016). She was a member of the General Council of ISCTE-IUL and of ISCTE Scientific Council. She was a co-founder of the Portuguese-language Network on Urban Morphology (PNUM), and its president between 2015 and 2018. PNUM is a regional Network of ISUF (International Seminar on Urban Form). She was a visiting Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia (July 2013), at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya TECH (UPC), Barcelona, Spain (2011), University of Florence and University of Athens. Her current research interests are related to the study of Urban Form, Urban and Social Metabolism, Ecological Urbanism, Sustainability, Food Systems and Urban Planning.
Teresa was awarded Women in Science 2019, for the field of Architecture, by Ciência Viva (http://www.cienciaviva.pt/mulheresnaciencia/index.asp). Her latest book 'Atlas of the Food System. Challenges for a Sustainable transition of the Lisbon Region' was published by Springer.