Sanna has published academic journal articles on legislation governing renewable energy cooperation between the EU and the Middle East and North Africa region as well as law the regulation of the environmental and societal impacts of hydraulic fracturing. She has also contributed to a energy law book highlighting the recent developments at the EU level entitled Energy Transitions: Regulatory and Policy Trends (Intersentia 2017). In August 2018 Sanna co-authored a research monograph with Dr Jessica Guth (Reader, Leeds Beckett) entitled Gender and Court of Justice of the European Union
(Routledge 2018). She is currently working on a funded project which builds on the monograph and involves interviews with lawyers who have presented applicants at national courts as well as the Court of Justice of the EU. she is also working on two other research outputs, one of which is related to gender in asylum cases before the Court of Justice, and the other concerns the right of residence for EU citizens in the UK after Brexit.
Sanna is currently supervising the following Law PhD Researchers and their indicative topics:
- Xingyu Chen, Foreign Direct Investment in the EU and UK after Brexit (Co-Supervisor)
- Sophia Imegi, Renewable Energy Investment in Nigeria and its West African neighbours (Principal Supervisor)
- Aleksandra Marcinkowska, Eastern European Citizens' Right of Residence after Brexit (Principal Supervisor)
- Nigel Pitchford, Access of Local Government Workforce to Grievance Procedures (Co-Supervisor)
- Fiez Sarwar, The Role of the United Nations Security Council and the International Criminal Court in Preventing Human Rights Violations in the Countries of Middle East (Principal Supervisor)
Sanna is a Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, and she conducts external review activities for other UK Law Schools in the preparation for the REF2021.