Dr Irini Katsirea

LLM (Leicester); PhD (Cambridge)

Department of Journalism Studies

Reader in International Media Law

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Dr Irini Katsirea
Department of Journalism Studies
9 Mappin Street
S1 4DT

Dr Irini Katsirea is Reader in International Media Law at the University of Sheffield. She joined the Department of Journalism Studies in September 2015. Before her appointment at the University of Sheffield, Irini was Senior Lecturer in Law at Middlesex University, London. She has served as Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and is a member of the Athens Bar. She holds a First Examination in Law from the Free University of Berlin, an LLM in European and International Trade Law from the University of Leicester and a PhD from Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Research interests

Irini's research interests are in the areas of international, European and comparative media law as well as EU law. She has published extensively in these areas. Her recent research projects include 'Press Regulation in an Era of Convergence', funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust, and 'A comparison of editorial standards and complaints handling before and after IPSO', funded by IPSO.

Irini welcomes PhD applications in her areas of research.


Journal articles


Teaching activities

Irini has taught a variety of subjects including intellectual property and media law, EU law and international commercial arbitration. She is currently module leader for JNL6075 Media Freedom: European, UK and US Perspectives and oversees dissertation work by students on MA Global Journalism (JNL6133) and MA International Public and Political Communication (JNL6600).

PhD supervision

Irini welcomes supervision enquiries for PhD study in her research areas of international, European and comparative media law, as well as EU law.

Current PhD students
  • Aiman Alsaeedi: The integration of user-generated contents and citizen journalism within professional journalistic frameworks at the Arab news channels