Dr Cristina Saenz Perez

Dr Cristina Saenz Perez


I joined the School of Law in September 2021.

Prior to this, I was Lecturer in Law at the University of Lincoln (2020-2021) and Graduate Research Assistant at the Centre for European Law and Internationalisation, Leicester Law School (2016-2020). I completed a PhD in EU criminal law at the University of Leicester in 2020. I am also Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

My research interests lie in four main areas: 

  • EU criminal law 
  • The implications of Brexit on security, counter-terrorism and human rights
  • International police cooperation, particularly the exchange of e-evidence 
  • Europe’s multi-level security governance
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  • PhD in EU Criminal Law (University of Leicester)
  • LLM in International Criminal Justice (University of Turin, Italy)
  • LLB (University of Valencia, Spain)
  • BBA (University of Valencia, Spain)

Professional memberships

  • European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN)
  • Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI)
  • European Centre for Transitional Justice

Student education

I teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules within the fields of international law and criminal justice. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Criminal Justice Studies

Current postgraduate researchers

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