Maria Filomena Mendes has a degree in Economy from the University of Évora in 1980. She also proceeded to a PhD in Sociology. Since 2000, she is an Associate Professor at the same University. From 2009 to 2017, she was a member of the Portuguese Association of Demography where she held the position of President. She is the author of several articles published in specialized magazines. Maria Filomena Mendes is an expert on Quantitative Social Research, Socioeconomics and Labor Economics. Currently, she is the President of the Administrative Department of Espírito Santo Hospital (Évora).