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, Public Law and English Legal System and Skills.



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.  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.

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.

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


  • 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

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)

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: a case study of Azerbaijan, Doctoral Students' Conference, University of Surrey, 30 January 2013

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative as a possible antidote to reducing corruption in extractive industries sector: a case study of Azerbaijan’s oil sector, Doctoral Students’ Conference, University of Surrey, 23 May 2011

An enquiry into the effectiveness of EITI in curbing corruption related to foreign direct investment in the extractive industries, UCL Law Graduate Networking Conference: 21st Century Legal Issues, 31 October 2008