Vasiliki Apatzidou is a PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London, and she is researching border procedures in EU Asylum Law. Vasiliki graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Bachelor in Law). She pursued her LLM in International and European Law at KU Leuven. Her thesis focused on Alternatives to Immigration Detention. She also completed her second Master's Degree in International Humanitarian Action, specializing in Forced Migration and Human Security at the University of Groningen and the University of Malta. She is an experienced legal advisor and field practitioner, working in the refugee field in Greece since 2016. She is also a teaching assistant at the LLB Programme of Queen Mary. Additionally, she is a tutor on EU Asylum Law at the MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies of the University of London.