Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou

Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou has been researching, transmitting knowledge and running externally funded projects in the field of EU Law at several universities throughout Europe, including Cyprus and the UK for 20 years. She is currently Professor of European Law and Reform and Head of the School of Law of the University of Central Lancashire in Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus), as well as University Chair for Research and Innovation. She founded ICLAIM in 2017 and, in February 2021, she received the European Citizen 2020 Prize from the European Parliament, on behalf of the organisation, for its Social Mediation in Practice project.

In 2021 she was also appointed:

(i) Member of the Independent Scientific Anti-Corruption Council of the Republic of Cyprus by the President of the Republic of Cyprus; and

(ii) Member of the Cyprus Programme Committee for the European Union’s scientific programme Horizon Europe, Pillar II, Cluster 2 “Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society”, by the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy of the Republic of Cyprus and the European Commission.

Professor Shaelou is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, in the UK. She supervises LLM dissertations, PhDs and/or post-docs in fields related to her own research areas, including the EU financial crisis, migration crisis, EU Citizenship, Rule of Law, socio-economic rights in times of crisis, Brexit, effective judicial protection, privacy, Artificial Intelligence technologies and other current issues in EU law, Justice and Reform. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, she is the co-initiator of the Rule of Law Monitoring Mechanism , and the Jean Monnet Module Leader and Academic Coordinator of EU-POP (2020-22), in the field of the Rule of Law and populism in the EU. Previously, she was the Jean Monnet Module Leader and Academic Coordinator of FEcoGov (2014-17), which focused on the field of the EU financial crisis and upon completion secured the European Commission’s labels ‘Success Story’ and ‘Good Practice’.

She is a registered certified Mediator and Data Protection Officer and is very active in the organisation and delivery of CPD courses at the School of Law’s Law AcademyFor the past 24 years she has acted as legal expert in Cyprus and/or abroad in her respective fields of expertise in EU law including in collaboration with the Legal Services of the Republic of Cyprus on EU law matters (2018-19; 2020). She belongs to boards and/or networks of academic or professional experts at the national and EU level, and she has been a Research Fellow at prestigious institutions throughout Europe, including the European Union Institute in Florence, in 2021. She participates regularly in public consultation exercises in Cyprus, the UK and at the EU level. Moreover, she is the UN SDG Lead for her Institution, and is an Expert of the European Commission and its Agencies. She currently participates to the Horizon 2020 Sherpa project looking at smart information systems and human rights. She had the opportunity to present the project among the 100 projects selected from across the world at the 2020 international Paris Peace Forum, focusing on COVID-19.  She also participates to the DG Justice project EU-EN4s on the diversity of enforcement titles in the EU.

As ICLAIM’s Founder and Director, she is a Cherie Blair Foundation Mentee Alumni under the Women in Business Mentoring Scheme.