Professor, European Law and Reform Head, School of Law, the University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus campus

Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou

Prof. Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou has researched, transferred knowledge and run externally funded projects in several universities throughout Europe including Cyprus and the UK for the past 20 years. French born, she studied Law at the University of Paris (Maitrise) and University of Leicester (LLM, PhD) in the broad field of EU Law, as well as Legal Linguistics at the ISIT, Paris (Bachelor in French-English-German). She is currently Professor of European Law and Reform and Head of the School of Law at the Cyprus campus of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan Cyprus). She supervises numerous theses in fields related to her own research including Fundamental Rights in times of crisis, Rule of Law, privacy, artificial intelligence, and other current issues in EU law. In 2021, she was appointed by the President of the Republic of Cyprus as a Member of the Independent Scientific Anti-Corruption Council of the Republic of Cyprus. She was also appointed by the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy as National Representative for Cyprus on the Steering Committee of “Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society” of Horizon Europe. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, she is the co-initiator of the Rule of Law Monitoring Mechanism, focusing inter alia on the impact of COVID-19 and other crises on the Rule of Law and principles of good governance. She is the Jean Monnet Module Leader and Academic Coordinator of EU-POP (2020-22), in the field of the Rule of Law in the EU ( She was also the Jean Monnet Module Leader and Academic Coordinator of FEcoGov (2014-17), in the field of the EU financial crisis, securing the European Commission’s label ‘success story’ and ‘good practice’. She currently also participates to the Horizon 2020 Sherpa project looking at smart information systems and human rights (2018-21) (, which she presented among the projects selected globally at the 2020 international Paris Peace Forum. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a certified Mediator as well as a Data Protection Officer and is very active in the organisation and delivery of CPD courses. She has been a legal expert for the Legal Services of the Republic of Cyprus assisting Commissions of Inquiry, appointed by the Attorney-General of the Republic, with matters of EU law (2018-19; 2020). In 2021, she is a Fellow at the European University Institute with a project entitled ‘Digital Life’ in times of crisis: the tale of the Rule of Law in the European digital public legal order’. She is the Founding Member and Director of the non-profit organisation ICLAIM (Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods), a social enterprise fostering community projects widening access to justice having an impact on society (see In February 2021 she received the European Citizen 2020 Prize of the European Parliament as ICLAIM Founder for its ‘Social Mediation in Practice’ project. View her academic profile at