Dr. Maria Tatsiou

Dr. Maria Tatsiou is a Lecturer in Corporate and Financial Law at the University of Central Lancashire – Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus). She holds a PhD in Law, an LLM in Corporate Governance, and an LLB (Hons) from the University of Manchester, UK.

Before joining UCLan Cyprus, Maria was an Associate Lecturer at the University of Salford (2015-2019) and held the position of Teaching Fellow in Commercial Law at University of Edinburgh (2019-2020). Her PhD focused on Resilience and Corporate Governance in the banking sector, assessing the post-Global Financial Crises’ (2007-2008) organisational and regulatory failures with reference to both Basel regime and the UK regulatory framework. She currently supervises LLM dissertations in fields related to her own research interests.

She successfully completed the UCLan Cyprus International Civil and Commercial Mediation training course in February 2021, becoming a certified Commercial Mediator with the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI). In this regard, Maria is interested in further expanding her knowledge and accreditations in Alternative Dispute Resolution and aims to become an International Commercial Arbitrator after completing relevant training with CIArb.

In addition, she is greatly interested in human rights and has worked as a paralegal in Antony Hodari Solicitors in the Mau Mau litigation team where reparation was sought for the detention and torture suffered by Kenyans between 1952-1960 during the Mau Mau uprising. Maria has also worked as the Dementia Portal Strategic Manager for NHS North. Due to her experience in working pro bono as a student adviser at the Legal Advice Centre of the University of Manchester, she collaborated with the Directors of the Centre towards the establishment of the Dementia Law Clinic. Maria is acquainted with the British Deaf Community and has successfully completed Level 3 Certificate of British Sign Language (BSL) encouraging the official recognition of BSL as a first language in the UK.

Maria joined ICLAIM In September 2021 and aims to participate in its work on issues of consumer law, mediation, and human rights, as well as actively promoting equal access to education and opportunities for all members of the community.