Simone Lackner is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Nova School of Business and Economics.
Her current research focuses on developing new methods to understand public attitudes towards science and the role that cognitive biases play in opinion formation and Fake News sharing.
Moved by creative and critical thinking, Simone has been involved in organising and executing various scientific outreach initiatives and served also as an invited speaker to bring science closer to the public. She is also the team lead of Soapbox Science Lisbon, part of a global initiative that aims to eliminate gender inequality in science by raising the profile and challenging the public’s view of a scientist.
Simone has a degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Vienna, having performed her master thesis work at Yale University and a Ph.D. in Systems Neuroscience from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa – ITQB, having developed her thesis at the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme at the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown.