Dr Elina Konstantinidou


Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law

School:Economics, Finance and Law

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Corporate law , Criminal law , Business law

Research Supervision:Yes

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

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Dr Elina Konstantinidou 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.

Elina's main areas of research are in corporate, white-collar and economic crime, with special emphasis on bribery and corruption. Her 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.

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

  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
  • Member of the Socio–Legal Studies Association

Selected recent publications

Okebie, C. J., Konstantinidou, E., 2021. Vaccine Trials: a review of needed ethical reconsideration and the law. Journal of Medicine and Law.

Okebie, C. J.. Konstantinidou, E., 2021. Potentials and Effectiveness of the Tort of Deceit in Addressing Paternity Fraud Issues. Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice.

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

Carr, I., Konstantinidou, E., 2012. Extractive Industries, Corruption and Transparency. In Blanco, E., Rozaqque, J. (eds), 2012. Sustainable Investment, Natural Resources and the Green Economy (Leiden: Brill).