Trained and worked as a pathologist and associate professor of pathology in Sao Paulo, Brazil until 2009. She completed her MPhil (2001) and PhD (2007) with focus in molecular genetics of sarcomas. In 2010 she moved to the UK to take a post as a specialist bone and soft tissue histopathologist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. She is a full-time Consultant bone and soft tissue pathologist, Clinical Lead for Molecular Pathology and Honorary Associate Professor at University College London Cancer Institute. Her research focus is in molecular genetic markers for these tumours. She has developed and maintains a teaching application for mobile devices on bone and soft tissue tumour with over 950 annotated images and 10000 users worldwide.