Dimitra Kiousi

Dimitra Kiousi

Personal profile


I am a split-site PhD researcher between the University of Portsmouth, UK and Halmstad University, Sweden. In Portsmouth, I am based at the School of Area Studies, Sociology, Politics, History, and Literature. 

My PhD research falls under the working title 'UK-Scandinavian Environmental Networks Post-Brexit: A Transnational Civil Society Perspective’  and examines environmental netwrok ties amongst Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and UK environmental NGO organisations in the post-Brexit era. The transnational focus of the study provides a theoretical and empirical contribution to researching processes of disintegration and the effects on NGOs’ practices and network relations. 

Since December 2022, I am also the co-founder of 'Perspectives on Brexit' PhD-led initiative that provides a unique interdisciplinary space for researchers to discover and explore thematic synergies that go beyond the mere traditional ‘spaces’ and emphasises the production  of transboundary scientific knowledge. 


Teaching Responsibilities

At the University of Portsmouth, I have delivered weekly seminars and provided assessment feedback for undergraduate modules including Analyzing Foreign Policy (Level 5) as part of the BA in Political Science and International Relations course.

At Halmstad University, I also formed part  of undergraduate modules including Research Design and Methods and I designed and delivered lecture on Social Network Analysis (SNA). 

Research Interests

My current research interests include: 

a) Disintegration and Brexit

b) Social Netwrok Analysis

c) NGOs and relational approaches (practice theory, network analysis) 

Education/Academic qualification

MA, M.A. Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies (IMSISS), University of Glasgow, Dublin City University, Charles University, University of Glasgow

5 Sept 20184 Dec 2020

Award Date: 4 Dec 2020

BA, International and European Studies Bachelor's Degree at the University of Piraeus, Athens, Greece

1 Sept 201315 Sept 2017

Award Date: 15 Sept 2017

Ph.D., UK-Scandinavian Environmental Networks Post-Brexit: A Transnational Civil Society Perspective’

1 Oct 202130 Sept 2024

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