Dr Daria Shapovalova

Dr Daria Shapovalova


Dr Daria Shapovalova
Dr Daria Shapovalova

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Daria is a lecturer in energy law and the co-director of the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law. She joined the Law School as a lecturer in January 2017. Prior to that, Daria carried out PhD research at the University of Aberdeen. Daria' main research interests are in energy, environmental law and human rights. Her current research focuses on the climate change and energy law, indigenous rights, and the effectiveness of international law. Daria holds an LLB (National Law Academy of Ukraine, 2012) and an LLM in Public International Law (University of Groningen, 2013). She gained professional experience in energy consultancy and legal practice. Daria has published extensively on environmental and energy governance, and acts as an academic peer reviewer for journals in international and energy law. Daria is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is a member of the UK Environmental Law Association, World Commission of Environmental Law, and International Law Association. 

Memberships and Affiliations


Co-Director Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law

Athena SWAN member of the self-assessment team

Deputy Director for Marketing and Student Recruitment


Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

External Exmainer - University of Bedfordshire, Strathclyde University

Member of the International Law Association, European Society of International Law, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, UK Environmental Law Association


Research Overview

Public International Law

International Environmental Law

Indigenous Rights

Energy Law

Arctic Governance

Effectiveness of Intenrational Environmental Agreements

Oil Spill Prevention, Preparedness and Response Regulation

Current Research

I am currently working on climate change and energy regulation; indigenous rights; and compliance mechanisms in international environmental law.

Research Funding and Grants


'Cold Connections: The Socio-Legal Natures of Submarine Cable Infrastructures in the Arctic’ (funded by the British Acdemy, 2019-2021)



Team member - AHRC Network Grant Science Based Regulation of Arctic Installations (https://www.scibarinstallations.org.uk/)


Teaching Responsibilities

LS551A - Principles of Environmental Regulation (coordinator)

LS3531 - Energy Law (coordinator)

LS5594 - Downstream Energy Law (coordinator)

LS401Y - Advanced Public International Law/Advocacy (coordinator)

LS501C- International Energy and Envrionmental Law (coordinator)

EG552S - Renewable Energy Law (coordinator)

LS501H - Low Carbon Energy Transition: Renewable Energy Law  (coordinator)

LS2032 - Public International Law

LS552S - Corporate Environmental Liability

LS5590 - International Human Rights Law



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  • Oil Spill in Siberia: Are We Prepared for Permafrost Thaw

    Shapovalova, D.

    Non-textual Forms: Web Publications and Websites

  • Book review: Simon Marsden, Protecting the Third Pole: Transplanting International Law

    Shapovalova, D.

    Edinburgh Law Review, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 313-315

    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles

  • Indigenous Rights and Resource Extraction in Guyana: A Learning Opportunity for the New Offshore Sector?

    Shapovalova, D.

    Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 1-27

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Special Rules for the Arctic? Comparative Analysis of Safety and Environmental Regulation of Offshore Petroleum Development in the Arctic Ocean States

    Shapovalova, D.

    Arctic Marine Sustainability. Pongrácz, E., Pavlov, V., Hänninen, N. (eds.). Springer, pp. 275-301, 27 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Book Review: Raya Salter, Carmen G. Gonzalez, and Elizabeth Ann Kronk Warner (eds) Energy Justice: US and International Perspectives (Edward Elgar 2018)

    Shapovalova, D.

    International Energy Law Review, no. 3, pp. 47-48

    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles

  • Environmental and Planning Law

    Shapovalova, D., Brandon, E., Slater, A., Soliman Hunter, T.

    United Kingdom Oil and Gas Law. Sweet and Maxwell

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Resource Development and Pollution Prevention in the Russian Arctic

    Shapovalova, D.

    The Arctic in World Affairs. Corell, R. W., Kim, J. D., Kim, Y. H., Moe, A., Morrison, C. E., WanderZwaag, D. L., Young, O. R. (eds.). Korean Maritime Institute/East West Centre, pp. 337-346, 10 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • International Governance of Oil Spills from Upstream Petroleum Activities in the Arctic: Response over Prevention?

    Shapovalova-Krout, D.

    International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 668-697

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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