Professor Javier García Oliva Appointed Head of Law from April 2023
Professor Javier García Oliva will succeed Professor Aristea Koukiadaki as Head of Law effective from 1st April 2023.
Professor Aristea Koukiadaki is stepping down from the role to take a Senior Role in the International Labour Organization and has recently secured an €2m ERC Consolidator Grant.
Professor García Oliva joined the University of Manchester in 2011. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2013 and to Professor in 2021. During his time at the University of Manchester he has held various leadership roles at the departmental, school, and faculty levels. He was director of Student Experience and LLB Programme Director in the former School of Law, Business Engagement Lead in the School of Social Sciences, and he will be stepping away from his current position as Associate Dean for Business Engagement at the Faculty of Humanities in order to take up the Head of Law role.
Speaking on his appointment, Professor García Oliva stated ‘I am immensely privileged to become the new Head of Law and I look forward to leading this dynamic department and serving my brilliant colleagues and our students in the years to come. We shall continue strengthening our collaboration with other departments within our School (the School of Social Sciences) and the wider University. I would like to show my appreciation to my predecessor Professor Aristea Koukiadaki for her remarkable contribution to our department and to express our department’s pride in her recent achievements which have required her to step away from this role’.