Dr. Katerina Kalaitzaki

Dr. Katerina Kalaitzaki
Research Scholar

Dr. Katerina Kalaitzaki was appointed as a Lecturer in EU Business Law at UCLan Cyprus in September 2021. She has teaching duties both on the LLM and the LLB programmes in the areas of European Union Law, Constitutional Law, Legal Theory, and Skills. Katerina is also an accredited mediator in the UK since April 2019 and a non-practising lawyer (Cyprus Bar Association ) since September 2015.
She was awarded her PhD for her thesis “EU citizenship as a means of reinforcement of EU fundamental rights: challenges, developments, limits” in June 2019, after submitting it in December 2018. The research, using the case study of the financial crisis, proposes that a constructivist approach to EU citizenship can constitute the key element in reinforcing the current fundamental rights protection system, through a structural link with EU fundamental, based on a newly developed doctrine of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Katerina’s research interests lie in the area of EU citizenship and EU fundamental principles and values. Current projects deal with the development and/or potential use of these concepts, including the rule of law principle, during periods of crises such as Brexit, Covid-19 and the rule of law crisis.