Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law
School:Economics, Finance and Law
Courses taught: Law
Helga Hejny is a full time Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. She consistently model a student-centred approach to her work, always going the extra mile to support and encourage students. Moreover, she is an ambitious early career researcher with research interests, which align to the ‘Ageing’, ‘Blockchain technology’ and ‘Social Inclusion’ areas. In the Faculty of Law Economics, Finance and Law Helga is the referent for organising guest lectures and she is also a PhD supervisor and the Erasmus Coordinator for the Law Department.
Helga graduated in law (Magister degree – 5 years) in 2008 from University of Bologna where she started to work as a research assistant on projects related to Public International Law. From 2009 to 2010 she worked as a legal practitioner in a law firm. In 2010 she obtained an LLM in American Law and International Legal Practice (Loyola Law School, Los Angeles) and in 2011 she concluded a second LLM in Legal Research (Middlesex University, London). In 2012 Helga was part of a team who won a grant for researching on public international law on a project on Temporary Agency Work and in 2014 and 2015 she worked as a research assistant respectively at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and at Utrecht University. In 2016 Helga completed a Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) in European and comparative law with a focus on Age Discrimination in financial services. As a researcher, she specialised also in the field of business and human rights (specifically on the ‘Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’). In 2019 she was a visiting researcher at Loyola Law School (Los Angeles, California) working on a project on Blockchain and age discrimination.
Helga has a significant and extensive teaching experience. Her aim to prioritize student satisfaction is reflected in her teaching, which has been consistently rated very highly by students. Overall, students appreciate both her engaging teaching style highlighting the following strengths: “I find this module quite hard but Helga’s enthusiasm and helpful nature have got me to a comfortable point”; “Helga is a very good and able lecturer, very professional and always willing to give her time for clarifications”. Thus, Helga’s professionalism, enthusiasm and pastoral care are highly considered and helpful for the academic advancement of our law students. From 2016 to 2019 Helga was the Module Leader for the ‘Constitution and Administrative Law’ module (30 Credits, compulsory module LLB) and in 2018 she became Module Leader also for the European Law (15 credits, compulsory module LLB) and Human Rights Law modules (15 credits, optional module LLB).
Hejny H., ‘Il caso di Giuliana Sgrena ed i crimini internazionali’ in Baroncini, E. (ed.) Giudici e diritto internazionale. Casi scelti, (Libreria Bonomo Editore, 2011).
Hejny H., ‘The lump of labour fallacy and youth unemployment: implications of an ageing population’, in Tackling youth unemployment, edited by Morley Gunderson and Francesca Fazio, (Cambridge Scholars publishing 2014).
Contribution to edited book ‘La convenzione di Aarhus e l'accesso alla giustizia in materia ambientale’ (2011) edited by Attila Tanzi, Elena Fasoli and Lucrezia Iapichino. Cedam.
Hejny, H., 'Age Discrimination in Financial Services: The United Kingdom Case'  E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies, 5(3), pp1-21. ISSN 2280-4056
Hejny H., Zucaro R., “La staffetta giovani-anziani e la discriminazione per età”, in Michele Squeglia , La “staffetta intergenerazionale” tra discutibili modelli e dubbie prospettive, Boll. Speciale ADAPT, 2013, n. 14.
Hejni, H. 'Multinational Corporations and Human Rights'  presented at the Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars in Dublin on 'The Diverse Unities of Law'
Hejni, H. 'Age Discrimination in financial Services: the United Kingdom Case'  presented at the conference at the University of Northampton 'Approaches to Inequalities'