Irene obtained a joint doctorate degree by the Tilburg University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her PhD topic examined the interplay between standardisation and the regulation of the right to protection of personal data. Prior to joining academia, Irene had been working as an attorney at law before the Court of Appeal in Athens. She also did traineeships at the European Data Protection Supervisor and the European Standardisation Organisations CEN and CENELEC. Irene has collaborated with the European Commission as external expert evaluator of H2020 proposals on societal security. Irene is selected as a member of the ENISA Experts List for assisting in the implementation of the Annual ENISA Work Programme. Irene has been nominated for the 2021 Innovation Researcher award of the European Standardisations for her PhD research.