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Dr Pinelopi Giosa


Penelope joined Portsmouth Law School in August 2019 as a Lecturer. She previously worked as a Part-Time Lecturer in Law at the same university (Portsmouth Law School), and as an Associate Tutor at the University of East Anglia during her time as PhD student. 

She is a Case Report Contributor for Greece & Cyprus in Oxford Competition Law (OCL) and a member of the editorial team of Portsmouth Law Blog. 


Penelope has an educational and professional background in both civil and common law systems. She studied law at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (LLB, Ptychion), at the University College London (UCL) (LLM in International Business Law) and at the University of East Anglia (UEA) (LLM in International Commercial and Competition Law and PhD in Competition and Public Procurement Law). In order to perform her PhD studies, she was awarded in an open competition the UEA Postgraduate Studentship by the Faculty of Social Sciences Graduate School. Her PhD thesis is entitled "Combatting Collusion in EU Public Procurement".

She also holds a Diploma in Comparative Law (1st cycle) from the International Faculty of Comparative Law in Strasbourg and a Postgraduate Certificate in Management of Shipping Companies from National and Kapodestrian University of Athens.

Before joining academia, she was a trainee lawyer in Greece and then the head attorney in Administrative and Family Law department of a leading law firm in Cyprus. She is a qualified lawyer (not currently practising law) in both Greece and Cyprus and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

In 2016, she was selected by the University of Cambridge, Department of Sociology, to work as a Research Assistant on DIGIWHIST, an EU Horizon 2020 funded project. In 2019, she was a Visiting Scholar at Georgetown Law School in Washington D.C, United States of America, with a grant of $10,000 USD awarded by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law.

Research Interests

Penelope's general research interests are in the areas of Competition Law, Public Procurement Law and White-Collar crimes, with a particular focus on bid rigging, private and public enforcement of competition law. She also takes a particular interest in state aid and the role of law in sustainable development.

Teaching Responsibilities

Penelope currently teaches the following modules:

Commercial and Consumer Law (Postgraduate)

Commercial Law (Undergraduate)

European Union Law (Undergraduate)

In the past she also taught the following modules:

Competition Law 

Contract Law 

Tort Law

Legal Project (Big Data and Competition Law in the Digital Era) 

Business and Employment Law