Dr Daria Shapovalova

Dr Daria Shapovalova


Dr Daria Shapovalova
Dr Daria Shapovalova

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Room D48, School of Law, Taylor Building, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3UB


Daria joined the law School as a lecturer in January 2017. Prior to that, Daria carried out PhD research at the University of Aberdeen. Her thesis examined the effectiveness of international law and policy in protecting the Arctic environment in light of offshore petroleum development. Daria' main research interests are in international energy and environmental law. Her current research focuses on the regulation of risks and effects of extractive industries in the Arctic, indigenous rights, and the effectiveness of international law. 

Daria graduated with Bachelor of Laws degree with distinction from the National Law Academy of Ukraine. She focused on Public International Law and Energy Law during her LLM studies at the University of Groningen. Daria has gained professional experience at DNV GL (Netherlands) and law practice (Ukraine). Daria acts as an academic peer reviewer for journals in international and energy law and is an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Research Interests

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 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

Further Info

External Responsibilities

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

External Exmainer - University of Bedfordshire

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

Admin Responsibilities

Athena SWAN member of the self-assessment team

Secretary of the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law

Deputy Director for Partnerships and Internationalisation