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Ioanna is currently a lecturer in Law at the University of Cyprus. She is teaching on various aspects of EU constitutional and administrative law as well as specialised courses on environmental and climate change law. Her primary research explores the global reach of EU law in the area of environmental protection. 

Ioanna was formerly a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute. She was an active member of the EUI Environmental Law Working Group and the EUI inter-disciplinary thematic research group on ‘Europe in the World’. She akso undertook the Max Weber Programme Teaching Certificate. 

She received her PhD from the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London in June 2017 under the supervision of Dr Eloise Scotford and Dr Federico Ortino. Her thesis investigates the extraterritorial reach of EU environmental law and has been published as a monograph with Hart Publishing in 2019. The monograph was shortlisted for the ‘2020 SLS Peter Birks Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship’.   

She has taught EU Law and Environmental Law at King’s College London as a visiting lecturer. During her time at King’s, Ioanna convened the third and fourth UCL-KCL Postgraduate Research Environmental Law Symposiums, served as editor of the King’s Student Law Review blog on EU law and the president of the Graduate Legal Research Society for 2015-2016.

Prior to joining King’s, she was a Schumann trainee at the Committee on Petitions at the European Parliament in Brussels. Ioanna holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Environmental Law and Policy from University College London and an LLB in English and European Law from Queen Mary University of London.