Carla Martins holds a degree and master’s degree in Philosophy from the Faculty of Arts of Coimbra, and a PhD in Communication Sciences with specialisation in Media and Journalism from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Nova University of Lisbon.
She was a researcher at the Nova Institute of Communication (ICNOVA) and the author of national and international publications focused on media regulation, journalism and gender studies.
Carla Martins joined ERC in 2006 and carried out the functions of Head of Media Transparency Unit since 2019. She lectures Communication and Journalism at Lusófona University and at the Portuguese Catholic University. She started her professional career as a journalist in 1998.