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Dr Katerina Sidiropoulou

Senior Lecturer in International Business and Commercial Law

Centre for Access to Justice and Inclusion (CAJI), Centre for Inclusive Societies and Economies (CISE )

Faculty of Business and Law
Economics, Finance and Law
Areas of Expertise:
Business, management and leadership , Commercial law , Contract law , Comparative law , Employment law , Human Resources Management , Law , Research methodology
Research Supervision:

Katerina Sidiropoulou specialises in Employment Law, Contract Law, Trade Law, and Dispute Resolution. Her expertise and research focus extend to important aspects of employment and legal dynamics, encompassing employees' voice and wellbeing, workplace legislation, discrimination and justice, effective access to justice, and tribunal users’ experiences.

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Katerina has a strong academic background, marked by over a decade of extensive teaching and supervisory experience across diverse departments and educational levels. Her rich background includes programme leadership and valuable industry experience that significantly informs her academic work. Katerina has successfully presented her research contributions at various leading conferences and symposiums in Europe, Australia, China, the United States, and the Middle East. Beyond her primary affiliations, Katerina has held or currently holds external positions in Cranfield University, University of Derby, Liverpool John Moores University, Solent University, Sussex University, and the University of Sunderland.

Spoken Languages
  • Greek – fluent
  • Russian, Spanish and French – working knowledge
Research interests
  • Workplace wellbeing and wellness
  • Workplace discrimination and equality
  • Access to justice
  • Effectiveness of workplace and extra-workplace justice systems
  • E-justice and information communication technologies
  • Alternative/online dispute resolution
Areas of research supervision
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Workplace wellbeing experiences
  • Comparison of employment laws and organisational practices
  • Evaluation of the judicial systems
  • Dispute resolution

Teaching experience on the following modules at ARU:

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law (Level 4)
  • Organisational Behaviour (level 4)
  • Introduction to Business Contracts and the Law (Level 4, module leader)
  • Business Law (Level 5, module leader)
  • Research Methods (level 5)
  • Commercial Law (level 5, module leader)
  • Undergraduate Major Project (level 6, module leader)
  • Employment Law (Level 6, module leader)
  • Employment Law and Relations (level 6, module leader)
  • Business and Employment Law (level 6)
  • International Trade Law (level 7, module leader)
  • Employment Law (level 7, module leader)
  • Business Law and Practice (level 7, module leader)
  • Issues in Transnational Law (level 7, module leader)
  • PGCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PhD in Human Resource Management, Middlesex University in London
  • MSc Research Methods in Business and Management, Middlesex University in London
  • Master of Laws – LLM in International Commercial Law, University of Sussex
  • Law Honours Degree – LLB/Law, Middlesex University in London
Memberships, editorial boards
  • The Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow
  • Athens Bar Association, Advocate
  • Centre for Inclusive Societies and Economies, Member
  • Centre for Access to Justice and Inclusion, Member
  • Global Labor Organisation, Fellow
  • Journal of Social and Organisational Research (JSOR), Editorial board member
  • Industrial Law Society, Member
  • International Society for Labour Law and Social Security, Member
  • CSR Middle East, Member
  • The Greek Alumni Association of Sussex University, Board member
  • The British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS), Member
Selected recent publications

Sidiropoulou, K., 2020. Gender Identity Minorities and Workplace Legislation in Europe. In: Zimmermann, K. (Ed.) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics (Cham: Springer). doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_34-1

Sidiropoulou, K., Drydakis, N., Paraskevopoulou, A., Harvey, B., 2019. Family Support, School-Age and Workplace Bullying for LGB people. International Journal of Manpower. ISSN 1758-6577.

Bozani, V., Drydakis, N., Sidiropoulou, K., Harvey, B., Paraskevopoulou, A., 2019. Workplace Positive Actions, Trans People’s Self-Esteem and Human Resources’ Evaluations. International Journal of Manpower. ISSN: 0143-7720.

Drydakis, N., Sidiropoulou, K., Patnaik, S., Selmanovic, S., Bozani, V., 2017. Masculine vs Feminine Personality Traits and Women’s Employment Outcomes in Britain: A Field Experiment. International Journal of Manpower. ISSN: 0143-7720.

Sidiropoulou, K., 2016. The role of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) scheme in the settlement of disputes within commercial transactions (Munich: Grin-Verlag). ISBN: 978-3-668-17929-5.

Sidiropoulou, P. A., Moustakas, E., 2009. An explanatory analysis of the Online Dispute Resolution mechanism. In: Al Ajeeli, A. T., Latif Al-Bastaki, Y. A. (Eds.), 2009. Handbook of Research on E-Services in the Public Sector: E-Government Strategies and Advancements (Bahrain: University of Bahrain), pp. 106-117 (Chapter 10).

Recent presentations and conferences
  • ‘Reviewing the wellbeing of women academicians in post pandemic era’. 21st Annual International Conference on Law, Athens Institute for Education and Research. Athens
  • ‘Access to justice? Evaluating workers’ experience in the Employment Tribunals (ETs) in Britain: The employment professionals’ perspective pre- and post-pandemic’. 9th Annual Women's Meet-AWM Conference. Chennai
  • ‘Gender Identity Minorities and Workplace Legislation in Europe’. GLO Global conference. Berlin
  • ‘Age, gender and race in the workplace: Discrimination in recruitment’. British Sociological Association (BSA). Glasgow
  • ‘Workers in the modern economy: Aspects of flexibility’. Kingston University. London
  • ‘Business and Mediation’. SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises-ALBA Graduate Business School. Athens
  • ‘A review of the main technical solutions to facilitate effective On-line Dispute Resolution mechanisms’. International Conference on e-learning, e-business, Enterprise Information Systems and e-Government (EEE). Las Vegas
  • ‘E-disputes at the crossroads: A stakeholder analysis of on-line dispute resolution mechanisms (ODR)’. The 17th European Conference on Information systems (ECIS). Verona
  • ‘The development of an On-line Dispute Resolution’ mechanism for managing electronic disputes’. The 24th Annual Conference in British and Irish Law, Education and Technology. Winchester
  • ‘The use of on-line arbitration system in the tourism industry’. The 1st International Symposium in Tourism and Law, Escola Superior de Technologia e Gestao de Lamego. Lamego
  • ‘An exploratory analysis of the On-line Dispute Resolution mechanism’. The 4th International Conference on e-Government RMIT University. Melbourne
Media experience

Sidiropoulou, K., 2021. Gender identity minorities and workplace legislation in Europe [Interview]. Faculti, 16 July 2021.