Mafalda Gonçalves Ferreira holds a master's degree in Legal Medicine from the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences - University of Porto (ICBAS) and is currently a PhD student in Forensic Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP). She is the main investigator in the study IRIS - Life Trajectories of LGBTI People Victims of Domestic Violence, funded by POISE and is part of the national team of the research project “Sexual Violence in Intimate Relationships”, promoted by the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG) and funded by the European Commission. She is also a member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies (CIEG – ISCSP-ULisboa), of the responsible teams for the Dating Violence Observatory, National Bullying Observatory, Ponto Lilás initiative and is part of the Plano i Association's Communication Team. She also performs training actions on Gender Equality and Violence. Previously, she performed technical and researcher functions in the UNi+ and UNequality I and III Programs, and was the executive coordinator of UNi+ 2.0 Program for the Prevention of Violence in Dating in the University Context and UNequality II - Program for the Promotion of Equality and Social Diversity and Prevention of Domestic and Gender Violence, financed respectively by the State Secretary for Citizenship and Equality and by the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality.