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Alina Tryfonidou, Dr

University of Reading, Law

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Country of residence

United Kingdom

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Language Skills

  • Greek (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)


Dr Alina Tryfonidou is an Associate Professor in EU Law at the School of Law, University of Reading, and the School's Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies. Before joining the University of Reading in 2011, she was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester (2007-2011) and prior to that she was teaching European Law as a Visiting Tutor at King's College London (2005-2007), whilst pursuing her PhD studies at the same institution. Dr Tryfonidou obtained her LLB (2001), LLM (2002) and PhD (2008) from King's College London and is an Associate of King's College (AKC) (2008). She is a non-practising member of the Cyprus Bar since 2003, a Fellow of the Centre of European Law at King's College London since 2007, and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2010. In 2004, Dr Tryfonidou completed a traineeship (stage) at the European Commission, at the Internal Market Directorate General, and in 2010-2011 she was an IALS Visiting Fellow. Dr Tryfonidou's main research interests are in the area of EU law and, in particular, EU free movement law, Union citizenship, and the protection of LGBT rights.