Cátia Marques Cebola is an Assistant Professor, teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution and Civil Law, at the Polytechnic of Leiria in Portugal.
She carried out her doctoral work at the University of Salamanca, Spain and defended her thesis on the theme Mediation – a complementary way to the Administration of Justice. She has a Graduation and a Master in Civil Law by the University of Coimbra, Portugal. In 2006 she took a Practical Course of Mediation approved by the Portuguese Ministry of Justice and attended the Harvard Mediation Program in 2010.
She is author of several studies and articles about mediation and arbitration and participates in research projects related to the study of mediation, in particular she was partner in the EMEDEU project financed by the EU (JUST/2013/JCIV/AG/4689) that aimed to development of a prelegislative proposal for the improvement of the effective electronic mediation in cross-border civil and commercial matters at European level, laying the groundwork for future real application of the European rules about ODR and legal study and design of the European Code of Conduct for electronic mediators