Dr Vasileios Karagiannopoulos

I graduated from Athens Law School and completed an LLM in Information Technology Law and a PhD in Law at the University of Strathclyde Law School with distinction.

Since 2014 I've worked at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies where I'm now a Reader in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity.

I'm the Director of the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic, which has secured funding from Hampshire Constabulary, the National Cyber Security Centre, the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats and the EU Interreg 2 Seas programme. The project involves working with vulnerable groups and organisations to raise awareness of cybercrime.

I've also acted as member, Vice-Chair and Chair on various ethics committees and am a member of the Institute for Ethical AI and Machine Learning.

I've published extensively in national and international journals in relation to cybercrime and information technology law and politics as well as Internet regulation and research ethics.    

Career highlights

  • Designing, developing and launching the first BSc Criminology & Cybercrime in the UK, at the University of Portsmouth
  • Designing and launching the Portsmouth Cybercrime Awareness Clinic, funded by Hampshire Constabulary
  • Securing EU Commission funding for a project on online and offline counterradicalisation of young people (ORPHEUS) in the 2 Seas programme area (UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands) 
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