Aspasia holds a B.Sc. degree in Public Administration, specializing in economics, from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens and an MBA from Cardiff University. She was granted a scholarship in memory of the ship-owner George P. Livanos for the World Maritime University in Sweden and received an MSc in Maritime Administration. She was awarded her PHD in the area of corporate governance from Brunel University. She has extensive experience in shipping as she worked for many years in shipping companies either as an Internal Financial Auditor or as an economist. She has also participated in the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) and Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), as a member of the Greek Delegation. She has also worked as a research associate and her key research interests are shipping management, strategic management, corporate governance, leadership, organizational psychology and environmental management. She is currently involved in research projects of WMU funded by Transport Canada.