Marina Costa Lobo (PhD in Politics, Oxford University) is Principal Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS-UL), and a member of the Board of IPP – Instituto Políticas Públicas.
She is Principal Investigator for the ERC Consolidator Project “MAPLE”, which researches the politicisation of Europe before and after the Eurozone crisis (www.maple.ics.ul.pt). Her research interests include the role of leaders in electoral behaviour, political parties and institutions. She has published on these topics in journals and books. Her latest book was co-edited with John Curtice and is intitled: “Personality Politics: Leaders and Democratic Elections”, Oxford University Press (2015).