Dr Marta Santos Silva is Lecturer at the Faculty of Law at Maastricht University, affiliated Senior Researcher at the Institute for Consumer, Competition & Market at KU Leuven and Member of the Expert Group on Liability and New Technologies at the European Commission. She obtained her PhD under the supervision of Christian von Bar, with a thesis entitled ‘The Draft Common Frame of Reference as a Toolbox for Domestic Judges’, which was published by the international publisher Springer. She has received several research grants and recognitions, including a PhD fellowship from the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation, an Universiteitsfonds Limburg (SWOL) grant and the Europa Prize 2008, which she received for notable academic achievements in several Member States of the European Union.

Marta Santos Silva has been working in academic and policy pan-European projects for the harmonisation of European Private Law since 2005 and has vast international experience in teaching and academic management. The perspectives and insights obtained in her career to date have led to her current research agenda, which combines consumer law, sustainability studies and autonomy regulation. Currently she is focused on analysing the potential of nudging for fostering environmental sustainability and how it affects consumer autonomy.