Welcome to my webpage. I am a political scientist at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, specialising in Comparative Political Institutions and Behaviour. A common theme which emerges from my research is the importance of political leadership for understanding democracies today.
I have been involved from the outset in the Portuguese Election Study, an ongoing project which has fielded surveys in all major Portuguese elections since 2002. Since 2017 I have been Director of the Portuguese Election Study, and in 2019 we implemented the 5th post-election study in Portugal.
In 2015, I won an ERC Consolidator Project entitled MAPLE – Measuring and Analysing the Politicisation of Europe before and after the Eurozone Crisis. The MAPLE Website can be accessed here: http://www.maple.ics.ulisboa.pt/
In 2018, I won the Political Science Prize of the University of Lisbon, Prémio Caixa Geral de Depósitos/ Universidade de Lisboa, for scientific publications in highly cited journals and quality publishers (Link to U of Lisbon Prize page).
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