Dr. Christina Ioannou


Dr. Christina Ioannou
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Dr. Christina Ioannou


Dr Christina Ioannou is Associate Dean of the School of Law of the University of Nicosia and Associate Professor of European Politics and Labour Law. Since 2017, Dr Ioannou serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the academic Journal 'The Cyprus Review'. She is a Senior Consultant on labour and employment law issues with the Legal Firm A. & E. C. Emilianides, C. Katsaros & Associates LLC (since 2014). In February 2021, she was appointed by the Council of Ministers of Cyprus in the five-member Committee of Ethics and Safeguarding in Sport, which is the country’s national platform for sport integrity. In December 2020 she was appointed by former President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, in his advising team on the Cyprus Problem, participating in the Cyprus talks held in Geneva (April 2021). She is also a member of the Bi-communal Technical Committee for Crime and Criminal Matters, following appointment by President Anastasiades in June 2022. She also served a two-year term in the Parallel Parliament for Civil Society, in the Committee of Human Rights and Social Affairs (November 2019 - November 2021). With a keen interest in issues of equality and gender, Dr Ioannou is a member of the Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) Cyprus, the Director of the Gender and Law Research Group at the University of Nicosia, a member of the University Gender Equality Ad Hoc Committee, and a member of the University Centre of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI). Since 2019, she serves as a country expert for Cyprus on a Gender and Private International Law project, with Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg FRG). Dr Ioannou has over the last 20 years participated in international conferences, national research grants, EU-funded research programmes (Jean Monnet, European Parliament contracts, European Commission reports as country expert) and has published widely on the areas of Cypriot and European labour law, Cyprus and EU political, economic and social affairs, as well as welfare state politics.


2003-2007: PhD in Politics, University of Manchester, UK

2001-2002: MA (Econ) in European Politics and Policy, University of Manchester, UK (with Distinction)

1998-2001: BSc(Hons) Economics, University of Warwick, UK


  • The A.G.Leventis Foundation Educational Grant, awarded for her doctoral studies, 2003-2005
  • ORS Grant, awarded for her doctoral studies, 2003-2005
  • Distinctions awarded for her MA Degree and her MA Thesis form the University of Manchester, Department of Government, Sept.2002
  • Certificate for Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Manchester, 2002
  • Student Excellence Award (GC results), English School, Nicosia (1996)
  • German Certificate 'Zertifikat-Grundstufe' for German as a foreign language, Goethe-Institut, 1995

Languages spoken



German (Basic)

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