Ana Lopes Morais has a degree in Psychology and a master degree in Psychology of Justice from University of Minho (2010), having completed an MBA at Porto Business School (2015). She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Criminology at the Faculty of Law – University of Porto, focused on the identification and evaluation of the Portuguese justice system´ botllenecks on the treatment of domestic violence reports, with a fellowship granted by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).
She developed work on different research projects, in the area of hate crimes, domestic violence risk assessment and the impact of imprisonment on the resocialization of convicts. Her research interests are focused on the areas of Psychology and Criminology, namely domestic violence, gender based-violence, the system of intervention and protection of minors, criminal policies and evaluation and monitoring of the implementation of political-legal programs in crime and family. Since 2021, she has been a member of the Monitoring Committee for the Ph.D. in Criminology.