Mother of two children, MD, PhD in Medicine, Specialist in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Professor of Medical Psychology and Mental Health at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar of the University of Porto. Director of the Department of Behavioral Sciences (2006-2012), Member of the Scientific Council since 2007, Co-Director of the Master Degree in Forensic Medicine and Director of the Master Degree in Genetic Counseling of ICBAS since 2020. Member of the Ethics Committee of the University of Porto since 2019. Member of the Board of the Medical Association’s Specialty College of Psychiatry of Childhood and Adolescence (2002-2009). Integrates the Psychiatry and Mental Health Service of CHUP, dedicating particular interest to parenthood and namely to the area of Medically Assisted Procreation and Prenatal Diagnosis, being responsible for the Support Centre for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Services of CMIN/CHUP. Founding Member and Honorary Member of the Portuguese Association for Developmental Disorders and Autism – APPDA-Norte (1984), being responsible for its technical direction. Psychoanalyst, Associate Member of the Portuguese Psychoanalytical Society (SPP) of the Fédéracion Européenne de Psyanalyse (FEP) and of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). Paula Pinto de Freitas carries out Clinical and Translational Research, having been a researcher at ISPUP (2012-17) and is Principal Researcher of the "InSight" Group, CINTESIS since 2019. Her research activity stems from her interest and taste for clinical and intervention/action.