Dr Nikos Skoutaris received his Ph.D. in Law from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) in 2009. Since then, he has worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Tilburg, as an Assistant Professor at Maastricht University (The Netherlands) and as a Senior Research Fellow at the European Institute, LSE. Since October 2013, he is a Lecturer in EU law at the UEA Law School.
His research lies in the interface between EU law, comparative constitutional law and conflict resolution theory. His first monograph (The Cyprus Issue: the four freedoms in a (member-) state of siege (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2011) has been characterised as ‘an indispensable piece of literature for anybody interested’ in the interrelationship between the EU and an age-old international conflict. His second monograph (Territorial Pluralism in Europe: Vertical separation of powers in the EU and its Member States (Oxford, Hart Publishing, forthcoming in 2018)) is the end result of his participation in a project funded by the European Research Council. He has also edited a volume (Hart Publishing (2014)) and a special issue (European Journal of Human Rights (2013)) on the EU Accession to the ECHR.
Apart from the two monographs, Nikos is the author of numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, the German Yearbook of International Law, the European Law Review and the Common Market Law Review.
His most recent research project focuses on the idea of a differentiated Brexit that would accommodate the different demands of the UK constituent nations. It has been widely discussed in media such as the BBC, The National and The Scotsman. It has also provided the basis for a number of pieces of written evidence he has submitted to the House of Commons and the Scottish Parliament. Its main conclusions were presented before the European Parliament. The GUE/NGL parliamentary group of the European Parliament has entrusted him with writing a policy brief on a special designated status for Northern Ireland post-Brexit.
His ability to produce research that has a wider social impact was the reason he received the 2017 UEA Engagement Award for outstanding contribution to Public and Community.