Dr Oriola Sallavaci

Senior Lecturer
Essex Law School
Dr Oriola Sallavaci



Oriola Sallavaci received her first Law Degree in 1999 and an LLM degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Tirana in 2003, an MSc in Research Methods in 2007 and her PhD in Law in 2010 from Middlesex University. She is a qualified forensic expert and has completed the academic training as a Solicitor in England and Wales. Previously, she qualified as an Advocate in Albania where she taught and practiced law for over five years. Prior to joining University of Essex, she taught law at Anglia Ruskin University, Middlesex University, Queen Mary School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London and University of Tirana. Oriola specialises in the areas of criminal law and justice, evidence law, forensic sciences, EU criminal law and comparative criminal procedure. She has working and academic experience of both continental and common law justice systems.


  • PhD Middlesex University,

  • MSc Middlesex University,

  • LLM University of Tirana,

  • LLB BPP University,

  • LLB University of Tirana,

  • LPC BPP University,


University of Essex

  • Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex (1/10/2018 - present)

Other academic

  • Senior Lecturer in Law, Anglia Ruskin University (27/8/2013 - 30/9/2018)

  • Lecturer in Law, Middlesex University (1/9/2010 - 27/8/2013)

  • Associate Lecturer in Law, LAW, Middlesex University (1/2/2007 - 30/8/2010)

  • Associate Lecturer in Law, Queen Mary University of London (29/9/2010 - 30/12/2010)

  • Visiting Lecturer, Birkbeck, University of London (1/2/2008 - 1/5/2008)

  • Lecturer in Law, Faculty of Law, Criminal Law Department, University of Tirana (1/9/2000 - 1/9/2008)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Foundations of Public Law (LW103)

  • Criminal Law (LW104)

  • Career Development Learning Part 1 (LW111)

  • Law of Evidence (LW316)


Journal articles (7)

Sallavaci, O., (2020). Parliamentary Scrutiny of Law Reform in Albania: Bodies, Procedures and Methods. European Journal of Law Reform. 22 (2), 85-105

Sallavaci, O., (2018). Strengthening cross-border law enforcement cooperation in the EU: the PrĂ¼m network of data exchange. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. 24 (3), 219-235

Sallavaci, O., (2016). Streamlined reporting of forensic evidence in England and Wales. The International Journal of Evidence & Proof. 20 (3), 235-249

Sallavaci, O., (2015). Cross border exchange of forensic DNA and human rights protection. Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series. 5, e86-e88

Sallavaci, O. and George, C., (2013). Procedural aspects of the new regime for the admissibility of expert evidence: what the digital forensic expert needs to know. International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics. 5 (3/4), 161-161

Sallavaci, O., (2013). The Bayesian approach of forensic evidence evaluation: A necessary form of "survival" of the ultimate issue rule in criminal trials. Journal of Forensic Identification. 63 (5), 531-552

Sallavaci, O. and George, C., (2013). New admissibility regime for expert evidence: the likely impact on digital forensics. International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics. 5 (1), 67-67

Books (2)

Sallavaci, O., (2014). The impact of scientific evidence on the criminal trial: The case of DNA evidence. Routledge. 978-0415720205

Sallavaci, O., (2004). Identifikimi i Personit ne Baze te ADN (The Forensic Identification of a Person through DNA). EuroRilindja. 99927-815-6-4

Book chapters (2)

Sallavaci, O., (2020). Rethinking Criminal Justice in Cyberspace: The EU E-evidence framework as a new model of cross-border cooperation in criminal matters. In: Policing in the Era of AI and Smart Societies,. Editors: Jahankhani, H., . Springer. 1- 58. 9783030506124

Sallavaci, O., (2018). Crime and Social Media: Legal responses to offensive online communications and abuse. In: Cyber Criminology. Editors: Jahankhani, H., . Springer. 3- 23. 3319971816. 9783319971810

Conferences (1)

Sallavaci, O., (2016). Combating Cyber Dependent Crimes: The Legal Framework in the UK

+44 (0) 1206 874295


4SB.4.4, Colchester Campus