Professor Alina Tryfonidou is Professor of European Law at Neapolis University Pafos in Cyprus and a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Reading (UK). Prior to this, she worked at the Universities of Leicester (Lecturer, 2007-2011) and Reading (Lecturer 2011-2012; Associate Professor 2013-2018; Professor 2018-2021) in the UK. Professor Tryfonidou obtained her LLB (2001), LLM (2002) and PhD (2008) from King’s College London, where she also taught European Law as a Visiting Tutor (2005-2007) and Visiting Lecturer (2010-2011). She is an Associate of King’s College (AKC) since 2008, a non-practising member of the Cyprus Bar since 2003, a Fellow of the Centre of European Law at King’s College London since 2007, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE) (FHEA) since 2016. In 2004, Professor Tryfonidou completed a Blue Book Traineeship at the European Commission (DG MARKT – now DG GROW). Professor Tryfonidou is a member of the European Commission Expert Group on the Recognition of Parenthood between Member States (2021-2022). Professor Tryfonidou’s main research interests lie in European law, focusing on EU free movement law, family law, and the rights of sexual minorities. She is a frequent speaker at academic conferences and she has been invited to speak before the European Parliament (the PETI committee), and to give guest lectures at events organised, inter alia, by the European Parliament’s LGBTI Intergroup, the European Commission Representation in Cyprus, the Academy of European Law (ERA), the European Parliament’s Renew Europe political group, and the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA). In addition to monographs, chapters in edited volumes, articles in academic journals, and online blog posts and articles, Professor Tryfonidou has co-authored a study on ‘Obstacles to the free movement rights of rainbow families in the EU’ commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the PETI committee. Her work has been cited by several Advocates General before the Court of Justice of the EU.