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. She is the Coordinator of the MA Programme in Law and Politics in the European Union. Dr Ioannou is also the Editor-in-Chief of the academic JournalThe 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 Human Rights and Social Affairs. Dr Ioannou has participated in many EU funded programmes (Jean Monnet Programmes, European Parliament contracts, 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 on the areas of labour law, EU, social affairs and welfare state politics. The second edition of her book Labour Law in Cyprus was published in 2019 by Kluwer Law International (Hague), as part of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws Series.