About the Team

Ermioni XanthopoulouLLB (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), LLM (Surrey, 1st), PhD (KCL, pending), Thessaloniki Bar Association

Ermioni is a Law Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire since August 2015. She is teaching EU law, Constitutional Law and Politics and Human Rights. She is also a Doctoral researcher at King’s College London, currently completing her doctorate degree. With undergraduate law studies from Greece (Aristotle University in Thessaloniki) to France (University of Burgundy) and the UK (University of Surrey and King’s College London), a professional qualification to practice law in Greece, as well as some NGO volunteering (Amnesty International), she developed scholarly and research interests in law in the intersection of EU human rights, EU criminal and EU asylum law. Her research is driven by the imbalance between security and freedom and the position of the individuals in the area of freedom, security and justice of the EU. It also extends to refugee and migration matters and the cooperation and responsibility of EU states in this area. 


Dr. Adrienne Yong

Adrienne has been a Lecturer in Law in the School of Law at the University of Hertfordshire since September 2015. She completed an LLB (Hons) at Durham University with First Class Honours and an LLM in European Union Law at King’s College London with Distinction before joining the PhD programme at King’s in October 2012.  She was awarded her PhD in July 2016.

At Hertfordshire, Adrienne teaches European Law (Year 2), Land Law (Year 2) and Trusts & Equity (Year 3). Her research is primarily in the area of EU Law, with a focus on rights in the EU, particularly citizenship and human rights. Research interests extend to the relationship citizenship has with identity, its disparities at the European Union and national level, legal and political theories of citizenship in the transnational global realm and legitimacy and solidarity in the EU.