Christina Ioannou (PhD) is Associate Dean of the School of Law of the University of Nicosia and an Associate Professor of European Politics and Labour Law at the Department of Politics and Governance and the Department of Law. Dr Ioannou is also the Editor-in-Chief of the academic Journal ‘The Cyprus Review’. She is the Vice-President of the Royal Commonwealth Society Cyprus Branch, and a consultant on labour and employment law issues with the Law Firm A&E C. Emilianides, C. Katsaros and Associates LLC. In November 2019 she was appointed as a member of the Parallel Parliament for Civil Society (Παράλληλη Βουλή για την Κοινωνία των Πολιτών) for a two- year term, participating in the Parallel Parliament’s Committee on Social Affairs. Dr Ioannou has participated in many EU-funded programmes (Jean Monnet Programmes, European Parliament contract, Socrates Programmes, EEA Financial Mechanism & the Norwegian Financial Mechanism grants, Notre Europe projects, and national research grants), international conferences and networks, and has published widely in the areas of labour law, EU and welfare state politics. The second edition of her book ‘Labour Law in Cyprus’ was published in 2019 by Kluwer Law International (the Hague), as part of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws Series.