Patrícia Ferreira holds a degree in Biology and a master in Science Communication. She has professional experience as communication specialist in health and development projects and in educational publishing. Since May 2012, she is a junior research fellow in the "Science, Economy and Society" research group at the Centre for Social Studies (University of Coimbra, Portugal) and has worked in research projects on public health, life sciences and public engagement with science and technology. Currently, she is a PhD candidate of the doctoral program "Governance, Knowledge and Innovation" at the same institution. Her field of research focuses on the application of social sciences (particularly, sociology of science and sociology of knowledge) to the development of new perspectives on knowledge production and communication practices in health promotion, food and health inequalities and development policies and programs.