Personal profile


Vasileios has graduated from Athens Law School and has completed an LLM in Information Technology Law and a PhD in Law at the University of Strathclyde Law School with distinction. Since 2014 he has been working at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Portsmouth, where he is now a Reader in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity and the co-director of the newly launched Cybercrime and Economic Crime Research Centre.

Vasileios has led the design and launch of a BSc in Criminology and Cybercrime in 2018 and he is the Director of the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic, an innovation hub that has secured funding from Hampshire Constabulary, the National Cyber Security Centre, the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, the Economic and Social Research Council and EU Interreg 2 Seas to work on various cybercrime awareness projects with vulnerable groups and organisations. 

Vasileios has published extensively in national and international journals and magazines in relation to cybercrime and information technology law and politics as well as Internet regulation, cyberawareness and research ethics and participates regularly in national and international academic and practitioner conferences. Vasileios has won the National Cyber Award for Cyberawareness in 2020 and a High Commendation in 2022 for his Clinic work and is currently also a judge for the National Cyber Awards and the Women in GRC awards.


Research Interests

Vasileios does research and is available to supervise projects on all levels in:

Information technology law and regulation


Cyberawareness education

Hacktivism, cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare

Crime, punishment and new technologies

Human rights online

Critical criminology

Internet politics and political protest

Ethics and Artificial Intelligence


Media Availability

Vasileios is available for interviews and public talks in topics relating to cybercrime, cybersecurity, Internet politics, hackivism, cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare and cyberlaw and online regulation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • K Law (General)
  • cybercrime law
  • regulation theory
  • JC Political theory


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