Dr Daria Shapovalova was appointed the Director of the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law (AUCEL), following a successful three-year term as co-director with Dr Thomas Muinzer.
AUCEL comprises large number of academics, doctoral researchers, and associate members. Over decades, AUCEL members have established world-leading expertise in research on regulatory aspects of all elements of the energy system – from production of fossil fuels and renewable electricity, to transport and distribution, sustainable development, fostering investments in the energy transition, climate change, technology, natural resources, as well as different methods for adjudicating disputes in the field. AUCEL serves as a forum to create a community of collaborative work, research dissemination, research-led teaching, and public policy engagement and knowledge transfer.
Daria’s priorities for the AUCEL include building more collaborative research links with internal and external stakeholders, raising the Centre’s visibility, and supporting researchers in producing impactful and rigorous outputs showcasing their expertise in energy, climate change, environmental and natural resources law.
Dr Shapovalova has been with the School of Law since 2017 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Energy Law in 2022. Daria is the theme coordinator of the Energy LLM programmes and delivers a variety of courses on energy and environmental law. Her main research interests are in energy, environmental law and human rights. Her current research is on the climate change and energy law with a focus on just transition. Daria also coordinates the University's Just Transitions Lab.