Research

My research interests are in EU economic law and new forms of economic governance. I am the founder member of an international research group analysing the Transformation of the State and Markets (ToMaS). This research project has organised a series of international seminars and conferences and publishes a book series, Legal Issues of Services of General Interest with TMC Asser Press. My research focuses upon the use of the EU  economic law rules on free movement, competition, state aid and procurement law. I am interested in the processes and actors used in the marketisation processes in the EU, alongside the development of consumer-citizenship concepts.

I am a Fellow of the UK Trade Policy Observatory based in BMec. http://www.sussex.ac.uk/bmec/research/uktpo

 undertaking ongoing research and analysis of the implications of Brexit. I have been appointed as the Special Adviser to the House of Lords EU Sub-committee Inquiry Brexit: Competition

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/eu-internal-market-subcommittee/inquiries/parliament-2017/brexit-competition-inquiry/

 

 I am currently working on the effects of marketisation on social services of general interest, the application of competition law to sport.

Through a HEIF project I have worked on producing a Training Handbook on Procurement. This will be used on a British Council funded project developing Masters level training as well as well as training for judges, lawyers and civil servants in Ukraine.

 A new project analyses the effects of EU competition law at the national level. I have recently co-authored a European Commission sponsored project analysisng the training needs of national judges applying competition law. This is published at:http://ec.europa.eu/competition/publications/reports/kd0416407enn-esen.pdf

In 2016 I worked with the European Judicial Training Network on developing training courses for national judges in EU competition law. This takes an inter-disciplinary approach, working alongside pyschologists and linguists.

Please note that from 6 April 2017 I retired from my full-time academic post. I am on a Research Professor Contract and will not be taking on any new doctoral students