Alberto Arons de Carvalho has the PhD in Communication Sciences by the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and is licensed by the Faculdade de Direito of the Universidade Clássica de Lisboa.
He was teacher in the Departamento de Ciências da Comunicação in the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa from 1981 to 1995 and from 2002 to 2016.
He was State Secretary for the Media from 1995 to 2002 in the 13th and 14th Constitucional Governments and member of the Portuguese Parliament in the Assembleia Constituinte and the Assembleia da República (from 1975 to 1983, from 1987 to 1995 and from 2002 to 2009).
He was journalist in República (1974/5) and in A Luta (1975/6) and member of the Press Council (Conselho de Imprensa) (in 1975 and from 1985 to 1988) and of the Conselhos de Informação para a Imprensa (1977-80) and for RDP (1980-84).
He was vice-president of the Conselho Regulador da ERC (Regulatory Authority for the Media) from 2012 to 2017.
He is author or co author of eight books and numerous articles on topics related to social communication.