Dr. Alda Marques is a physiotherapist, currently working as a senior lecturer at School of Health Sciences (ESSUA) at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. She coordinates the LAB3R-Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation Laboratory at ESSUA. Her research interests are to: i) explore the effectiveness of delivering pulmonary rehabilitation; ii) improve the management of patients with chronic diseases and their families; and iii) develop/implement new measures or core outcome sets to be used clinically. She has vast experience in publishing, coordinating research projects and supervising students and is dedicated to improve the non-pharmacological management of patients with chronic diseases and their families.