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Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos

Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos
Associate Dean (Student Welfare) in Colleges

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Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos is a College Associate Dean (Student Experience), Senior Lecturer in Law and an Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. He was previously the College Associate Dean (Student Welfare) (2014-2017) and a Deputy Head at Brunel Law School (2009-2013). 

Dimitrios is a Senior Fellow of the HEA. He has been at the forefront of several student-experience related initiatives at Brunel such as the mooting finals at the UK Supreme Court, the Inner Temple sponsored debating competitions, mock trials and professional placements with the Service Prosecuting Authority, a College-wide public speaking programme and professional skills short courses. In 2013, Dimitrios redesigned the LLB programme at Brunel, integrating legal theory with professional legal skills. In 2017-18, Dimitrios is leading on the development of the Law Lives programme, which gives students the opportunity to participate in extracurricular and professional development initiatives, obtain key skils and gain corresponding qualifications.

Dimitrios’ research lies at the intersection of criminal evidence, European human rights and comparative law. His main research interests include exclusionary rules for improperly obtained evidence, suspects’ rights, the right to fair trial and applications of the right to privacy to police investigative methods. In November 2016, Dimitrios was awarded a significant research grant by the Open Society Forum, and he was recently successful in an application to the British Academy conferences fund. In May 2017, Dimitrios was awarded the ‘research grant capture’ prize in the College of Business, Arts & Social Sciences at Brunel University London.

Dimitrios is the founder and director of the Britain in Europe think tank, and the director of the ‘Knowing our Rights’ research project. In recent months, he has undertaken several research activities in these roles, including editing a 100-page report on Brexit challenges and opportunities (October 2016), organising and chairing two colloquia at the British Academy (October 2016 and February 2017), coordinating major public debates on 'what lies ahead with Brexit' (in October and December 2016), organising a debate on the future of the Human Rights Act (February 2016, with the former Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP) as well as coordinating film screenings and public talks at the BFI, Regent Street Cinema and the Frontline club (June and November 2017). He also oversees the delivery of human rights workshops to A level students in schools across London and the UK.

Dimitrios'  research engages with current legal and political debates, and he provides commentary on current affairs to media in the UK, France and Greece. His work has featured in the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, BBC, LBC, La Libération, Euronews, France 24, the Solicitors Journal, the Express, LSE Brexit, the UK in a Changing Europe and the Conversation, while he regularly appears on radio and television in Greece, and contributes legal and political opinion to major Sunday papers there.

Dimitrios’ research has positively impacted upon the work of organisations such as ‘Fair Trials’ and the ‘New Europeans’, where he has acted as an academic adviser in relation to suspects’ rights, improperly obtained evidence and the rights of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit. He has recently appeared before the House of Lords' EU Justice Subcommittee and given evidence at the European Parliament.


Senior Fellow HEA

PhD / Doctorat en droit : École Doctorale de Droit Comparé, Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I)

MPhil (Brunel)

DEA (LLM) de sciences criminelles et sciences criminologiques (Aix-Marseille III)

LLM in criminal law and criminal procedure (Athens)

LLB (Athens)

University diploma in comparative legal studies (Aix-Marseille III)

PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Brunel)

Programme for the instruction of lawyers (Harvard Law School)




College Associate Dean (Student Experience)

Law Lives programme

Newest selected publications

Giannoulopoulos, D. (2018) 'Improperly Obtained Evidence in Anglo-American and Continental Law'. Oxford: Hart Publishing, Oxford.


Giannoulopoulos, D. (2017) '"Falling on Deaf Ears": Looking for the Salduz Jurisprudence in Greece', in Jackson, J. and Summers, S. (eds.) Obstacles to fairness in Criminal Proceedings. Hart Publishing.Open Access Link

Book chapter

Giannoulopoulos, D. (2016) 'Fair trial rights in the UK post Brexit: out with the Charter and EU law, in with the ECHR?'. New Journal of European Criminal Law, 7. pp. 387 - 396.Open Access Link

Journal article

Giannoulopoulos, DG. (2016) 'Brexit: Opportunities, Challenges and the Road Ahead'. Place of publication: Britain in Europe.Open Access Link


Giannoulopoulos, D. (2016) 'Strasbourg Jurisprudence, Law Reform and Comparative Law: A Tale of the Right to Custodial Legal Assistance in Five Countries'. Human Rights Law Review. pp. 103 - 129. ISSN: 1744-1021 Open Access Link

Journal article
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