Sandra Maria Correia Loureiro is Professor at ISCTE-IUL and a researcher in the UNIDE and SOCIUS. Her current research interests include relationship marketing (Brand coolness), tourism marketing and the connections between marketing and VR, AR and AI. She has publications with academics from different countries in the world, such as USA, UK, Germany, Spain, Austria, South Korean, Australia, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Chile, Malaysia, Brasil. Her papers were published in a variety of peer reviewed journals, such as Journal of Marketing (ABS 4*), Journal of Retailing (ABS 4), Journal of Business Research (ABS 3), International journal of Hospitality Management (ABS 3), Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of retailing and consumer services, Journal of Travel &Tourism Marketing, Journal of service management, International Journal of Tourism Research or Journal of Brand Management and at well reputed international conferences, such as EMAC, ANZMAC, GAMMA-GMC, World Marketing Congress. She has acted as a reviewer for several international journals and conferences. She has participated in several research projects funded by the EU and FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology) She won several awards, such as: the 2012 Best Paper Premier Award presented by the Global Marketing Conference (comprised of EMAC, ANZMAC, KSMS, and the Japanese Association of Marketing), Highly Commended paper Award 2014 - 7th EuroMed Conference and EuroMed Research Business Institute (EMRBI), Highly Commended paper Award 2016 - 9th EuroMed Conference and EuroMed Research Business Institute (EMRBI), Best Paper Award 2016- ICCMI 2016, Best Paper Award TomiWorld 2017 and Highly Commended paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence for paper 'Exploring behavioural branding, brand love and brand co-creation' published in Journal of Product & Brand Management, Best Paper Honour Award at 2019 Global Fashion Management conference-GAMMA (among others).