Anastasia graduated with an LLB from University of Surrey and subsequently completed her LLM with distinction at Queen Mary University, London. After completing her PhD studies at the School of Law, University of Surrey, she was Assistant Professor in EU law at Erasmus University Rotterdam before joining Essex School of Law in 2017.
Anastasia's research focuses on two streams: Citizens' participation in European law and decision-making (with a focus on the European Citizens' Initiative), and financial/ banking law. Her doctoral thesis examined in depth the legal framework of the European Citizens' Initiative, and the operation of this participatory mechanism in practice. She has also researched extensively the litigation surrounding the Cyprus bail-in of 2013, and she has written on the European Stability Mechanism. She has published on the legal framework of the European Citizens' Initiative; the litigation surrounding the European Citizens' Initiative; the transparency of the European Central Bank; the post-eurozone crisis litigation; and the role of the Commission and the ECB in the European Stability Mechanism.
She has worked in the FP-7-funded project Rediclaim, and in consulting projects for the European Parliament, and she has presented her work on the European Citizens' Initiative at the offices of the European Ombudsman. In May-June 2017 Anastasia was an International Visiting Research Fellow at Liverpool Law School. Together with Dr. Theodore Konstadinides, she is the joint recipient of a scholarship under the prestigious European Central Bank Legal Research Programme 2018 to research the legal nature of the Memoranda of Understanding signed by the European Central Bank.
Anastasia welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective PhD students, especially in the fields of EU participatory democracy, especially concerning the European Citizens' Initiative, as well as topics surrounding Article 11 TEU, and the role of the CJEU in EU participatory democracy, and on the EU Banking Union, particularly on the role of the European Central Bank in the Single Supervisory Mechanism, and on the accountability of institutional actors involved in financial assistance mechanisms such as the European Stability Mechanism.
PhD in Law
University of Surrey
LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
Queen Mary University of London
University of Surrey
Assistant Professor in EU Law, Department of International and EU law Erasmus University Rotterdam ( 1/12/2015 - 1/12/2017
Research Fellow, REDICLAIM (FP7-funded) project, School of Law University of Surrey ( 1/5/2014 - 1/1/2016
Associate Lecturer, School of Law University of Surrey ( 1/10/2013 - 1/7/2015