Expert on Belarusian politics who served as Director of the Global Europe Centre at Aberystwyth University.
She earned doctoral degrees from the University of Bath and from the Belarusian State University at Minsk.
She was the 2009 recipient of the Higher Education Academy's BISA-CSAP Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching International Studies.
Her daughter, Alina Malich, became an artist.
She became an expert on the politics of Belarus, a country which elected Alexander Lukashenko as its President in 1994.