Dr. Dimitrios Doukas joined the School of Law at the University of Manchester as Reader in EU Law in September 2013. Prior to that he worked as Lecturer (2005-2011) and then Senior Lecturer in European Law (2011-2013) at Queen’s University Belfast. He holds a law degree and an LLM in European & International Law with distinction from the Aristotle University of Thessalonika in Greece, and completed his PhD on Freedom and Limits of Commercial Speech in EU and Comparative Public Law at the University of Hamburg in Germany, from which he graduated in 2003 with the title of Doctor Iuris (magna cum laude). His monograph on restrictions on advertising and the interplay between the internal market freedoms and the freedom of speech was published in 2005 with Nomos (in German) in one of the most distinguished series edited by Prof. Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem, former Judge at the German Federal Constitutional Court.
Dimitrios began his professional career as Research Fellow at the Centre of International and European Economic Law in Greece and is a member of the Thessalonika Bar in Greece, where he practised for a few years. He also holds a Diploma in Languages and Translation from the Strasbourg University of Human Sciences and a PG Certificate in HE Teaching from Queen’s University Belfast.
Dimitrios specialises and has published widely in European Law, including EU Economic Law, EU Constitutional Law and EU Media and Entertainment Law. He is currently completing a monograph on Media Law and Market Regulation in the European Union (forthcoming with Hart Publishing). He has held research fellowships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Justice D. Evrigenis Memorial Trust and the Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation. He has been a Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge (2006), at St. John’s College Oxford (2009), and in the UCLA School of Law (2013); and a Visiting Professor of European Integration in the Faculty of Law, Institut Catholique de Toulouse (2011-12). He is a native speaker in Greek and fluent in English, French, German, and Italian.