Dr Elina Konstantinidou

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Business and Law
Economics, Finance and Law
Areas of Expertise:
Corporate law , Criminal law , Business law , Public international law
Research Supervision:

Dr Elina Konstantinidou has over ten years’ experience of teaching law, particularly Criminal Law and Evidence, Corporate Law, and English Legal System and Public Law.

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Elina received her PhD from Surrey University in 2014. Her thesis, supervised by Professor Indira Carr and Dr Renginee Pillay, looked at various ways of tackling corruption in the extractive industries sector, with particular emphasis on the effectiveness of voluntary initiatives.  Her main areas of research are in corporate, white-collar and economic crime, with special emphasis on bribery and corruption. Elina’s research is of socio-legal nature and she is a member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association.

Elina is interested in examining the relationship between corruption and development, with particular emphasis on developing countries. This research also includes the effect that various anti-corruption measures have on business growth and investment.

Throughout her teaching career, Elina has held various teaching posts, both full time and as a visiting lecturer, at Brunel University London, Roehampton University and City University.

Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Greek
  • Russian
Research interests
  • Economic and White Collar Crime
  • Corruption and Accountability
  • Foreign Direct Investment and Development
Areas of research supervision
  • Criminal Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Litigation with Evidence
  • PhD in Law, Surrey University (Thesis title: 'Investigation into effectiveness of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: a case study of Azerbaijan’s oil sector')
  • LLM in International Trade Law, University of the West of England
  • LLB (Hons) Law, University of the West of England
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
  • Member of the Socio–Legal Studies Association
Selected recent publications

Chinomnso, Okebie and Elina Konstantinidou, ‘Vaccine Trials: a review of needed ethical reconsideration and the law’ (2021) Journal of medicine and law/Detroit College of Law

Chinomnso, Okebie and Elina Konstantinidou, ‘
Potentials and Effectiveness of the Tort of Deceit in Addressing Paternity Fraud Issues’ (2021) Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice

Elina Konstantinidou, 'Examination of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: a case study of Azerbaijan' 4(2) (2015) Oil, Gas and Energy Quarterly

Indira Carr and Elina Konstantinidou, 'Extractive Industries, Corruption and Transparency' in Sustainable Investment, natural resources and the green economy, Eds. E.Blanco & J.Rozaqque (Brill, 2012)