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Georgios Antonopoulos


Prof. Georgios Antonopoulos

Professor in Criminology

What area does your research focus on?

My research focuses broadly on criminality. I am interested on ‘organised crime’ and illegal markets: human smuggling; human trafficking; counterfeiting; criminal finances; human enhancement drugs; and criminal policy.

What are the other key aspects of your role?

I am involved in teaching on the PCDA (Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship) as well as provide dissertation supervision and guest lectures across the criminology UG and PG courses. I supervise PhD candidates and I am the End-Point Assessment coordinator for Northumbria Police & Durham Constabulary PCDA. Finally, I am the editor-in-chief of the journal Trends in Organised Crime

What do you like to do outside of work?

Spending time with my family; reading anything apart from criminology; listening funk, soul, jazz, classical music; theatre; Panathinaikos F.C.

What do you think you could particularly offer mentoring support with?
  • Help the mentee navigate some practical difficulties in academia.
  • Help the mentee think of the impact pathways of their research.
  • Listen
  • If the mentee works on ‘organised crime’/illegal markets, I can help with the research process.