UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

Dr Filipa Figueira

Dr Filipa Figueira

Lecturer (Teaching)



Joined UCL
8th Sep 2014

Research summary

Filipa Figueira specializes in European Union Politics. She is particularly interested in the allocation of policy competences between the EU and the national level, populist developments – including Brexit - within the EU, and EU political economy. Her methodological approach is interdisciplinary, and combines political, economic and psychological lenses, including public policy, multi-level governance, federalism and bounded rationality.


Universiteit Utrecht
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2012
The College of Europe
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 2002
London School of Economics and Political Science
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 2001


Filipa Figueira is a Lecturer (Teaching) at UCL - SSEES, where she specialises in European Union Politics. 

Previously, Filipa Figueira was a researcher at the Brussels based think-tank Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), and a lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR). She also worked as an independent researcher for research centres and the EU institutions. Additional past professional experiences include working at the EU affairs consultancy GPlus Europe, the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the Council of the EU. 

She is very experienced in European research consultancy projects, as well as high-quality private tuition in Politics, Political Economy and EU Studies. Filipa Figueira is a member of the SSEES-based FRINGE and CCSEE research centres, has regular interventions in the media (TV, radio and print), and regularly writes for the SSEES Research Blog and the UCL European Institute. She is fluent in English, French and Portuguese (written and spoken). She also speaks Spanish (advanced), Dutch (pre-intermediate), Italian and German (beginner).

She holds a PhD in Political Economy from Utrecht University, a Masters in European Studies from the College of Europe and a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Filipa Figueira is on Twitter: @filipafigueira