Dr Katerina Sidiropoulou

Senior Lecturer in Employment Law

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law


Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Business, management and leadership , Human Resources Management , Law , Business Management , International Business

Research Supervision:Yes

Katerina has broad teaching, research and professional experience in the area of Employment Law, Contract Law, Conflict Management, Common Law and European Union Law. She is a member of our Centre for Pluralists Economics (CPE).

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Over the years, Katerina has taught a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, such as Business Law, European Union Law, Employment Law, European Single Market, English Legal System and Methods, Shipping Business Environment and International Trade, Construction Law, Effective Leadership and Management, Organisational Behaviour and Analysis, Contemporary Issues in Integrated Marketing Communications, Research Methods in diverse academic departments (Law, Business and Management, Human Resource Management and Marketing).  

She has been working as a legal consultant since 2006, but also as a research assistant in Greek and British Universities. She has also been successful in sharing her research contributions in leading conferences and symposiums in Europe, Australia, China, the United States and the Middle East.

Spoken Languages

  • Greek – fluent
  • Russian, Spanish and French – working knowledge

Research interests

  • Justice systems 
  • Workplace discrimination/legislation 
  • Access to justice 
  • Worker voice/representation 
  • Alternative or online dispute resolution 

Areas of research supervision

  • Workplace discrimination and equality
  • UK Higher Education and Brexit
  • LGBTI Middle-aged and Seniors’ Socioeconomic and Wellbeing Experiences 
  • Transgender Inclusive Workplaces - Comparison of Employment Laws and Organisational Practices 
  • Workplace Inclusion Practices for Ethnic Minorities 


Katerina is Course Leader for our BSc (Hons) Business Management. She also teaches the following subjects:

  • Employment Law
  • Business Law


  • 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

  • Fellow of Global Labor Organisation (GLO)
  • Athens Bar Association, Advocate.
  • CSR Middle East.
  • The Greek Professional Women's Network (GPWN)
  • The Greek Alumni Association of Sussex University, Board Member.
  • Merlot II, Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, Faculty
  • Industrial Law Society (ILS)
  • International Society for Labour Law and Social Security (ISLSSL)
  • Centre for Pluralist Economics (CPE)
  • The British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society (BELMAS)
  • Journal of Social and Organisational Research (JSOR), member in the editorial board 

Selected recent publications

Sidiropoulou, K. (2019). Gender Identity Minorities and Workplace Legislation in Europe (A Review). In ‘Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics’ with Springer-Verlag. 

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

Drydakis, N., Sidiropoulou, K.,  Patnaik, S., Selmanovic, S., and Bozani, V. (2018). ‘Masculine vs Feminine Personality Traits and Women’s Employment Outcomes in Britain: A Field Experiment’. Paper accepted for publication for the International Journal of Manpower. Forthcoming. doi: 10.1108/IJM-09-2017-0255

Drydakis, N., Sidiropoulou, K., Patnaik, S., Selmanovic, S., and 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’. Grin-Verlag, Munich. ISBN: 978-3-668-17929-5.

Sidiropoulou, P.A. and Moustakas, E. (2009). ‘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, Nevada, 271-275.

Sidiropoulou, P.A. and Moustakas, E. (2009). ‘An explanatory analysis of the Online Dispute Resolution mechanism’ Handbook of Research on E-Services in the Public Sector: E-Government Strategies and Advancements. University of Bahrain. Kingdom of Bahrain, 106-117 (Chapter 10).

Sidiropoulou, P.A. and Moustakas, E. (2009). ‘E-disputes at the crossroads: A stakeholder analysis of on-line dispute resolution mechanisms (ODR)’. The 17th European Conference on Information systems (ECIS). Verona, Italy, 1-13.

Sidiropoulou, P.A. and Moustakas, E. (2009). ‘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, UK.

Moustakas, E. and Sidiropoulou, P.A. (2008). ‘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, Portugal.

Sidiropoulou, P.A. and Moustakas, E. (2008). ‘An exploratory analysis of the On-line Dispute Resolution mechanism’. The 4th International Conference on e-Government RMIT University. Melbourne, Australia.

Recent presentations and conferences

2019, Age, gender and race in the workplace: discrimination in recruitment. British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference 2019, Glasgow, UK. 

2018, Workers in the Modern Economy: Aspects of flexibility (Group for Employment Law and Policy), 8th International Conference, Kingston University

2016, The future of employment rights and tribunals: EU withdrawal, modernisation and fees, Westminster Employment Forum, London

2014, ILRonline Webcast ‘The Workplace and Conflict Resolution: Past, Present and Future’, Cornell University, New York

2014, International conference on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) (Livestream), University of California Hastings College of the Law and Stanford Law School, San Francisco

2014, Getting to know about mediation, Greek Centre for Mediation and Arbitration - Mediation Europe, Athens, Greece

2014, Business and Mediation, SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises-ALBA Graduate Business School, Athens, Greece

2009, Guest speaker in Loyola University, Online Dispute Resolution, Chicago, USA

2008, Guest speaker in Instituto Polytechnico De Viseu, Escola Superior DeTechnologia e Gestao De Lamego. On-line Dispute Resolutions, A roundtable discussion with the presidents of all Portuguese Bar Associations, Lamego, Portugal.

2007, Arbitration, Arbitration Colloquium, Society of English and American Lawyers (SEAL), London

2006, Arbitration in the eyes of the business world, International Chamber of Commerce
(ICC-Hellas), Athens, Greece

2002, Attendance of one of S. Milosevic’s trials at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Hague, The Netherlands