Teresa Mateus was born in Porto in 1977. She graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 2001 (University of Trás-os-montes and Alto Douro - UTAD). She began to work in public health with livestock (tracking brucellosis and tuberculosis), but then changed to meat inspection and food safety, teaching at UTAD until 2004. In 2004 she moved to Coimbra to teach food safety and technology (Master Degree in Veterinary Medicine) in Escola Universitária Vasco da Gama (EUVG). She made her master degree in Food Science and Technology (Biotechnology High School Portuguese Catholic University), and other post graduate studies in Health Education and Promotion, and Health Communication. Since 2007 she also teaches at Escola Superior Agrária de Ponte de Lima (ESAPL. In 2015 she finished her PhD in Veterinary Sciences at the University of Porto. Currently she teaches in food safety and technology and parasitology. She is very interested about One Health.