PhD in Communication Sciences, in 2008, by the University of Minho, where she is an Associate Professor of the Communication Sciences Department. She is currently vice-director of CECS – Communication and Society Research Centre.
Teresa Ruão teaches and investigates in the areas of Organizational and Strategic Communication, Health Communication, Science Communication, Brands and Public Relations. She was a founding member of SOPCOM – Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences. She is an appraiser of FCT and A3Es.