Dr Nasia Hadjigeorgiou holds an LLB with First Class Honours from University College London (2006-2009), an LLM from the University of Cambridge (2009-2010) and a PhD from King’s College London (2011-2015). A development of her PhD thesis, which is forthcoming with Hart Publishing in 2019 as a monograph, is entitled ‘Protecting Human Rights and Building Peace in Post-violence Societies: An Underexplored Relationship’ and focuses on the protection of human rights in Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Ireland and South Africa. Dr Hadjigeorgiou has been awarded the Graduate School Studentship from King’s College London (2011-2014), the Leventis Scholarship for academic excellence and research potential (2012-2014) and the Cyprus State Scholarship for academic excellence (2009-2010). She has been the editor of an edited book entitled ‘Identity, Belonging and Human Rights’ and has published a range of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the area of human rights in Cyprus and elsewhere, in both Greek and English. Moreover, she has acted as a reviewer in several peer-reviewed journals focusing on the protection of human rights and transitional justice. Finally, she has presented at conferences at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, King’s College London, Nottingham, Haifa, Tel-Aviv, Copenhagen, Cyprus and Ghent.
Dr Hadjigeorgiou is currently a Lecturer in Human Rights and Transitional Justice at the University of Central Lancashire (Cyprus campus), where she is teaching, or has taught, among others, Human Rights (on the LLB and LLM), Public International Law (on the LLB), Public Law (on the LLB), Criminal Law (on the LLB) and Peacebuilding and the Law (on the LLM). Moreover, she has acted as an external consultant to the Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus (from 2015 until today) on a range of Public International Law matters and is the country expert for Cyprus in the ongoing international project, coordinated by the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame (USA), ‘V-Dem: Global standards, Local Knowledge’. ‘V-Dem’ has has received the Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Best Dataset Award 2016 for best data set in comparative politics.As a student at University College London, Dr Hadjigeorgiou was the legal assistant to Prof. Colm O’Cinneide, who was conducting research for the Fundamental Rights Agency.