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Biography

Dr. Koutrakou joined the UEA in 1994, having taught and researched previously at The University of Kent at Canterbury, at Webster University and Regent’s College.

She studied Economics at The University of Piraeus, Greece, and continued her studies with a MA in International Relations and a Ph.D in European Studies, both at the University of Kent at Canterbury, in the UK. By order of competence, she speaks Greek, English, French, Italian, Russian, and a little Japanese. She is a member of the Greek Institute of Economists and an Assignment Provider and Examiner at The University of The Hague. She is also the Director of the research Centre CREST at UEA, and has organised 4 international Conferences at UEA, under its aegis.

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Research interests follow two strands: One relates to International organisations and Conflict, with a particular focus on the European Union in International Affairs, and the other with Information Technology policies in Europe, with a particular focus on e-government.

Specialisms

The European Union as an international actor; EU foreign and security policy; European information technology research and development policy; regional co-operation and globalisation.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Koutrakou’s teaching and research interests follow two strands: One relates to International organisations and Conflict, with a particular focus on the European Union in International Affairs, and the other with Information Technology policies in Europe, with a particular focus on e-government. She has published four books and a handful of articles on related issues and welcomes applications from research students wanting to work on these areas.

Areas Of Expertise

EUROPEAN - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT||FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY||FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY||FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY||FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY||INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT||IT, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT||ROLE OF EU IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS||ROLE OF EU IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS||ROLE OF EU IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS||ROLE OF EU IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS