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Education CV

Education & Research Visits

  • Phd in Law, Gonville & Caius, Faculty of Law, Cambridge University | 2020-
  • Fulbright Foundation Visiting Researcher, Harvard University Initiative on Law and Philosophy | 9/2017-3/2018
  • Visiting Researcher, Complutense University of Madrid | 7/2017
  • Visiting Researcher, University of Cambridge Family Law Centre | 3/2017-6/2017
  • PhD in Law, Law School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | 2015-2020
  • LL.M., Darwin College, Faculty of Law, Cambridge University | 2013-2014
  • LL.M., Law School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | 2011-2013
  • LL.B., Law School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | 2006-2011

Scholarships & Awards

  • W.M. Tapp Studentship in Law | 2020-
  • John Hall PhD Studentship in Family Law | 2020-
  • Fulbright Foundation Grant - Visiting Researcher at Harvard University | 2017-2018
  • Academy of Athens Studentship | 2015-2018
  • Utrecht Network Young Researchers Grant | 7/2017
  • Erasmus+ Traineeship Grant | 2017
  • DAAD grant | 7/2016
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Distinction award | 2016
  • Onassis Foundation Studentship | 2013-2014
  • Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) Studentship | 2012-2013
  • Honorary Award for Academic Excellence and Ethos, Greek Ministry of Education​​ | 2012

Professional & Research Experience

  • Research Fellow, AUTH Jean Monnet Center of Excellence 'European Constitutionalism and Religion(s)' | 2019-
  • Researcher, AUTH, 'Combating crime in the digital age: new technologies in the service of security and challenges for personal data protection' | 6/2018-12/2019
  • External consultant, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) | 1/2017-3/2017
  • Attorney at Law, N. Chatzinikolaou Law Firm | 7/2015-1/2017
  • Researcher - Expert on Greece, Leiden Law School, 'Laws And Families' Research Project | 6/2015-11/2016
  • Data Protection Office Trainee, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) | 10/2014-6/2015
  • Editor, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law | 10/2013-9/2014
  • External Research Partner, Open Society Justice Initiative (London) | 06/2014
  • Research Associate, Cambridge University Student Advocates International (CUSAI), Reprieve Research Panel | 11/2013–06/2014
  • Research Assistant, AUTH, "A cohesive model to counteract economic crime and corruption in the public sector in Greece as an EU-Member State" | 01/2013–09/2013
  • Graduate Research Assistant, AUTH Law Faculty | 2012

Teaching experience

  • Teaching Assistant in Criminal Law, AUTH Law Faculty | 9/2015-8/2016
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, AUTH Jean Monnet Chair for European Constitutional Law and Culture | 10/2014-6/2015

Fields of research

Family Law, Criminal Law, Comparative Law


Reconceptualising Parenthood: Philosophical Foundations and Emerging Realities of Parent-Child Relations


Medical advances coupled with an increasingly inclusive notion of ‘family’ have radically reshaped our understanding of families and parenthood. Relevant questions have been debated widely, yet scholarly approaches so far lack an overarching theoretical account of the legal notion of parenthood. Crucially, this leads to fragmented regulatory approaches even within the same jurisdiction. The proposed thesis aims to cover this gap by examining the philosophical foundations of parenthood and offering a comprehensive and cohesive theoretical roadmap that will allow more effective regulation of emerging social realities. The main premise is that contemporary parent-child relations can be more effectively construed by splitting the concept of parenthood into further sub-levels, which the dissertation will aim to flesh out. By recasting parenthood, the proposed project will aid scholars, lawmakers, and practitioners in navigating highly topical developments such as allocating parentage, parenthood, and parental responsibility in the context of surrogacy, assisted reproductive technology, adoption, or other forms of multiplication of parental ties.


Professor Jens Scherpe

Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn

Representative Publications

  1. Combating Crime in the Digital Age: A Critical Review of EU Information Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice – Challenges for Criminal Law and Personal Data Protection (with A Giannakoula, M Kaiafa-Gbandi) | Brill Research Perspectives in Transnational Crime, 2020
  2. The Concept of Parenthood in the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights | K Boele-Woelki, D Martiny (eds), Plurality and Diversity of Family Relations in Europe, Intersentia 2019, 103-117
  3. The Evolution of the European Court of Human Rights Case Law on the Right to Family Life through its Milestone Judgments on Same-Sex Couples (2010-2018) | C Rogerson et al (eds), Family Law and Family Realities, Eleven 2019, 89-103
  4. Criminalising Organised Crime on the EU Level: Understanding Crime through a Financial Aim Perspective? | J Ouwerkerk et al (eds), The Future of EU Criminal Justice Policy and Practice, Brill 2019, 161-180
  5. Could AI Agents Be Held Criminally Liable? Artificial Intelligence and the Challenges for Criminal Law | South Carolina Law Review 69:2018, 677-696
  6. Registered Partnerships in Greece and Cyprus | JM Scherpe, A Hayward (eds), The Future of Registered Partnerships, Intersentia 2017, 301-346
  7. Income, troubles and legal family formats in Greece; Migration and legal family formats in Greece; Death and legal family formats in Greece | K Waaldijk et al (eds), The LawsAndFamilies Database – Aspects of legal family formats for same-sex and different-sex couples, Paris: INED, 2016
  8. The legal status of registered partnerships in Greece and Cyprus | International Family Law Journal, [2016] Issue 4, 319-324
  9. Book review: 'Perpetrators and Accessories in International Criminal Law' by Neha Jain | Cambridge Law Journal [2015] Vol. 74, Part 1, 163-166

Start Date

Oct 2020

End date

Oct 2023