Dr Konstantinos Kalliris

Senior Lecturer
Essex Law School
Dr Konstantinos Kalliris



Dr Konstantinos Kalliris joined the School of Law in October 2019. Previously, he was a Senior Lecturer (VC2020) at Leicester De Montfort Law School and a Visiting Lecturer at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London. His research focuses on the tension between law and freedom, especially in the context of paternalism and perfectionism. He is also working on the study of criminal justice systems, organised crime, and corruption. He holds a DPhil in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford (2011) and a PhD in Criminology from the University of Athens (2019). He has taught Jurisprudence and Legal Theory at King's College London and the University of Oxford, as well as Criminal Law at the University of London. Konstantinos is currently supervising a project which studies the effects of recent cuts to legal aid in England and Wales. The project is funded by the British Academy. He is a member of the Athens Bar Association and has practised law since 2003. Konstantinos did postdoctoral work at the University of Frankfurt (as a DAAD Scholar) and King's College London (as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Health Justice). His past and current research interests include legal and political theory, criminal law, criminology, and the behavioural analysis of law. Konstantinos welcomes approaches for supervision in the fields of legal theory and criminology (organised crime and corruption).


  • PhD in Law National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,

  • DPhil in Jurisprudence University of Oxford,

  • MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice University of Oxford,

  • LLM in Criminal Law National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,

  • LLB Democritus University of Thrace,


University of Essex

  • International Partnerships Lead, School of Law, University of Essex (1/10/2019 - present)

Research and professional activities

Conferences and presentations

Harm, psychological harm, and the Online Safety Bill 2022: an interest-based approach

Invited presentation, The Online Safety Bill 2022: Has the Wait Been Worth it?, University of Southampton, 30/5/2022

‘Dark design’ in social media, Autonomy and Freedom of Expression

Invited presentation, ILPC Seminar Series, 10/12/2020

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Justice (LW234)

  • Jurisprudence (LW301)

  • Postgraduate research methods and professional development (LW987)


Journal articles (5)

Kalliris, K. and Alysandratos, T., (2023). One Judge to Rule Them All: Single-member Courts as an Answer to Delays in Criminal Trials. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. 20 (1), 233-268

Arvanitis, A., Kalliris, K. and Kaminiotis, K., (2022). Are defaults supportive of autonomy? An examination of nudges under the lens of Self-Determination Theory. The Social Science Journal. Online (3), 394-404

Arvanitis, A. and Kalliris, K., (2020). Consistency and moral integrity: A self-determination theory perspective. Journal of Moral Education. 49 (3), 316-329

Arvanitis, A. and Kalliris, K., (2017). A self-determination theory account of self-authorship: Implications for law and public policy. Philosophical Psychology. 30 (6), 763-783

Kalliris, K., (2017). Self-Authorship, Well-being and Paternalism. Jurisprudence. 8 (1), 23-51

Books (1)

Kalliris, K., (2022). Organised Crime and Corruption: A Balancing Game (Greek title:ΟΡΓΑΝΩΜΕΝΟ ΕΓΚΛΗΜΑ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΦΘΟΡΑ: Ένα παιχνίδι ισορροπίας). 978-618-203-017-2

Book chapters (3)

Kalliris, K. and Arvanitis, A., (2023). Philosophical Perspectives on Autonomy in Self-Determination Theory. In: The Oxford Handbook of Self-Determination Theory. Editors: Ryan, R., . Oxford University Press

Kalliris, K., (2018). Liberalism, Paternalism and Diversity. In: Paternalism and Criminal Law: Modern Problems of an Old Query. Editors: Papacharalambous, C., . Nomos. 19- 44. 978-3-8487-5008-5

Kalliris, K., (2017). The weakened state of the modern state: corruption in times of economic and institutional crisis. In: Europe in Crisis: Crime, Criminal Justice, and the Way Forward: Essays in Honour of Nestor Courakis. Editors: Spinellis, CD., Theodorakis, N., Billis, E. and Papadimitrakopoulos, G., . Ant. N. Sakkoulas Publishers L.P. 549- 561

Reports and Papers (1)

Kalliris, K. and Alysandratos, T., Accelerating the delivery of justice vs. bureaucratic resistance to reform

Other (1)

Kalliris, K., (2013).Book Review: V. Artinopoulou, Restorative Justice: A challenge for Criminal Justice Systems (Athens: Nomiki Bibliothiki Publications, 2010). Restorative Justice: An International Journal. 1(3),Informa UK Limited

Grants and funding


Assessing LASPO: the effects of cuts to legal aid in England and Wales

British Academy

+44 (0) 1206 872497


5S.4.15, Colchester Campus