Vanessa Cunha, PhD in 2006 from ISCTE-IUL, she is a sociologist and a researcher at the LIFE Research Group from ICS-ULisboa. She is a member of the coordinating committee of the Observatory on Families and Family Policies (OFAP) and of the thematic section 'Families and Life Course' of the Portuguese Sociological Association (APS). She has been developing two lines of research: one on low fertility, childbearing postponement and reproductive decisions; and another on the role of men and public policies in gender equality. She participated in several research projects, coordinated the project "The double postponement: men and women coping with childbearing intentions in their late 30s and early 40s" (2012-2015), funded by FCT, currently coordinates the project "PARENT - Childbearing and Parenting in the context of low fertility, family change and the economic Crisis" (2018-2021), also funded by FCT. Recently she was co-editor or co-author of the following publications: A(s) problemática(s) da Natalidade em Portugal: Uma Questão Social, Económica e Politica (2016); WHITE PAPER Men and Gender Equality in Portugal (2017); “Why are caring masculinities difficult to achieve? Reflections on Men and Gender Equality in Portugal” (2018); “Negotiating work-life balance, gender equality and parenting: drivers and ambivalences in dual-earner/dual-carer couples” (2018).