MISS Liliyana Kalinova

MISS Liliyana Kalinova
MISS Liliyana Kalinova

MISS Liliyana Kalinova

LL.B. (Hons), LL.M. (Aberdeen)

Research PG

E09 Taylor Building
Old Aberdeen Campus
High Street
AB24 3UB

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Liliyana Kalinova is one of our legal researcher who specialise in the areas of international environmental law and space law. Her current research interest is in the field of sustainable development of Outer Space, in particular solid celestial bodies. Her research focus is whether environmental laws that govern the most extrime environments on Earth can find practical application for the environmental protection/preservation of the outer space environment.

Born in Pernik, Bulgaria. Liliyana joined the University of Aberdeen as an undergraduate in 2015 to study Scottish and English Law (Hons). Subsequenly, in 2019 she enrolled in the LLM programmee Energy and Environmental Law with Professional Skills where she graduated with distinction. This led her to specialise in the areas of environmental law for space activities.




  • LLB Law with English Law 
    2019 - University of Aberdeen 
  • LLM Energy and Environmental Law with Professional Skills 
    2020 - University of Aberdeen 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

She is a president of the Legal Research Society within Aberdeen University. 




2019/2020: president of the Yoga Society;

2020/2021: treasury of the Legal Research Society

2020/2021: member of the Physics and Astronomy Society

2020/2021: member of the Aerospace Engineering Society, and

2020/2021: member of the Rocketry and Space Exploration Society.

External Memberships

Research Overview

Public International Law:

- Law for Space Activities (or Space Law);

- Environmental Law: 

Sustainable Development;

EIA law;

- Humanitarian Law.


National Law:

Environmental Law:

- EIA law.


Research Areas

Research Specialisms

  • Public International Law
  • Space Technology

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

"Sustainable Development of Mars: Lessons Learned from five Most Extreme Envrionments on Earth"

Supervisors: Professor Roy Partain and Daria Shapovalova

Past Research

Her bachelor dissertation was on the topic of "The regulation of autonomous weapons under International Humanitarian Law: Challenges and Prospects"

Funding and Grants

University of Aberdeen School of Law PhD Merit Scholarship