Staff Profile:Dr Alina Tryfonidou

Dr Alina Tryfonidou
Job Title:
Associate Professor
  • Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies

Dr Alina Tryfonidou currently convenes and teaches the following modules:

  • LLB: Foundations of EU Law
  • LLB: EU Law
  • LLM: The European Internal Market and Economic Governance
Areas of Interest:

EU Law (especially EU free movement law, Union citizenship, investor residence and citizenship schemes) and LGBT rights.

Research groups / Centres:

Doctoral Supervision:

Dr Tryfonidou welcomes proposals from prospective doctoral students with an interest in EU law and LGBT rights.

Dr Tryfonidou's current PhD supervisees are:

  • Behnam Balalimood (lead supervisor): 'The Status of the Long-Term Resident: EU Citizenship for Third-Country nationals?' (2014-)
  • Zoi Krokida (second supervisor) (2016-)
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Full list of Publications, Conference Papers, and Guest Seminars/Lectures


  • LLB (2001) (King's College London)
  • LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law (2002) (King's College London)
  • Cyprus Bar (2003) (Cyprus Bar Association)
  • AKC (2008) (King's College London)
  • PhD (2008) (King's College London)
  • FHEA (2016)

Biographical Details:

Dr Tryfonidou is an Associate Professor in EU Law and the School of Law Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies. She joined the University of Reading as a Lecturer in September 2011, after being a Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester from 2007 to 2011. 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) since 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 a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) since 2016. 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 focus on EU free movement law, Union citizenship, investors residence and citizenship schemes, and the protection of LGBT rights. She is currently working on two projects: the one project examines the rights of rainbow families moving within the EU and the other project considers Member State investment citizenship and residence schemes and their compatibility with EU law. She is, also, working on a new monograph which will analyse the law governing the free movement of persons within the EU and will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2022.

Alina Tryfonidou

Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 5643

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