I am a geologist-geophysicist currently employed as Assistant Professor at the Department of Earth Science of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. My primary research expertise is palaeomagnetism and environmental magnetism integrated with a host of other geological tools, including mineralogy, igneous processes, sedimentology, stratigraphy and stable isotope geochemistry. My research focuses on major challenges in Earth sciences, such as the environmental effects of large igneous provinces (Deccan, CAMP) and their impact on the biosphere (e.g., environmental acidification); the magnetism of speleothem; Neoproterozoic glaciations (the so-called Snowball Earth Hypothesis); widespread remagnetization events linked to tectonics, paleogeography and plate-tectonics; and identification of tsunami-induced deposits.