Diana Maciel has an undergraduate degree in sociology (2004) and masters in Family and Society (2008) by ISCTE-IUL. She is currently developing her PhD research, with the working title "Gender on the individual perspective: Agency, constraints, resources and opportunities". She is a founding member of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies and researcher at the Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies of ISCSP-ULisboa. She participated to this date in research projects in the areas of family, gender, drug addictions and longitudinal studies. She published three book chapters (one as single author and two co-authored) and a book. She presented papers at national and international conferences.