Dr Sattorova's research primarily focuses on international investment law. Her most recent work examines the impact of investment treaty law on national policy-making and governance. Among other projects, Mavluda has explored an empirically-driven approach to investigating the interaction between investment treaty rules with national law and policy. She works closely with international organisations and government agencies involved in the design and reform of international investment treaties and national investment policies. Dr Sattorova's monograph 'The Impact of Investment Treaty Law on Host States: Enabling Good Governance?' has been published by Hart Publishing in 2018. She is currently a Reader at the School of Law and Social Justice and Director of Liverpool Economic Governance Unit, University of Liverpool.