Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou
Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou
Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou has been actively involved in teaching, research and knowledge transfer in Europe for the past eighteen years. Based in Cyprus for most of her career, her teaching and research focus primarily on multiple aspects of European law in an interdisciplinary setting, with a particular focus on fundamental rights including in times of crisis and their future development. She has lectured, researched, supervised and transferred knowledge at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in several universities throughout Europe including in the UK. French born and educated in Law and Linguistics (two separate degrees, University of Paris), she then went on to do her LLM and PhD in Law in the UK (University of Leicester), in the broad area of EU law and European integration. She joined the University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) upon its creation, in September 2012 and has played an increasingly important role in the University’s development ever since, culminating with the responsibility of Head of the School of Law since 2016 and Quality Assurance Chair for the University (2016-19). Since June 2017, she is a Professor of European Law and Reform. Since September 2019, she is the Research and Innovation Committee Chair for the University. She supervises LLM dissertations, PhD and post-doctoral studies in fields related to her own research including on the financial crisis, migration crisis, Brexit studies and other current issues in EU law.
She demonstrates international standing in the field of European/EU law through the production of numerous peer reviewed outputs, key external academic and professional appointments, memberships, collaborations, research outputs/publications, editorial work and grant capture, all in the field of European/EU law with a particular emphasis on fundamental rights and crisis implications (constitutional rights, socio-economic rights, human rights in troubled territories, EU citizenship and fundamental freedoms, EU values, EU withdrawal scenarios, etc) as well as other current institutional, social, economic, political, governance and ethical issues pointing to the need for reform at the EU and/or national level. This is completed by evidence of international standing in her professional development in an interdisciplinary setting through her creating and/or belonging to professional bodies/NPOs and her continuous active engagement and impact both at the national and international level on the proper application of EU law, the protection of fundamental rights and dispute resolution, including through her role as a certified mediator since 2017. She also currently belongs to networks of academic and professional experts at the national and EU level. In 2018-19 she was a legal expert for the Legal Services of the Republic of Cyprus assisting the Commission of Inquiry on
the collapse of the cooperative bank. She is an expert for the European Commission through the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) for several programmes (Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education, 2019 call; Europe for Citizens, 2017 calls) and for the Research Executive Agency (REA) for the Marie Curie individual fellowship programme (MSCA-IF, 2017, 2018 and 2019 calls), where she reviews proposals by high calibre researchers in her fields of expertise. She is trained and certified in conflict resolution and mediation. She has secured and managed significant resources on behalf of higher education institutions and the European Union and planned from their very inception and implemented projects attached to her person and expert profile in the field of EU legal studies (Jean Monnet Actions, 2014-17) and innovation (Horizon 2020, 2018-21 and DG Justice Programme, 2019-21). The Jean Monnet Module she coordinated during 2014-2017 was selected as a ‘success story’ by the European Commission, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture under the Stakeholder Engagement and Programme Impact (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus- plus/projects/#search/keyword=553133&options=successStoriesOnly&programme s=31046216&actions=31046223&matchAllCountries=false ). She is a certified Data Protection Officer since 2018. She also significantly contributes through her research and innovation and entrepreneur work to economic, social, community or cultural engagement projects and continuous professional development (CPD), including with policy-makers and professionals, both in Cyprus and in the rest of Europe. She is the Founding Member and Director of the non-profit organisation ICLAIM (Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods) which is used as a social enterprise vehicle for social and community projects having an impact on the society (see www.iclaimcentre.org). She is a Cherie Blair Foundation Mentee Alumni under the Women in Business Mentoring Scheme as a Founder and Director of ICLAIM.