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Dr Lia Amaxilati

Lecturer in Shipping & Trade Law, Law
Office - 050
Ground Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Amaxilati joined Swansea University in 2019 as a lecturer. She is a graduate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and holds an LLM degree in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton (UK). She also completed her PhD degree in maritime law with emphasis on seafarers’ rights at the University of Southampton in 2019. 

Before joining Swansea University, Dr Amaxilati worked as a lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London where she taught tort law. She was also a tutor at the University of Southampton where she taught admiralty law. She is also a qualified lawyer in Greece.

Dr Amaxilati is a contributor at the official blog of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law. She is also a member of the Society of Legal Scholars and the UK branch of the Women in Shipping and Trading Association. 

Dr Amaxilati is a Fellow of the Advance Higher Education (FHEA).

Areas Of Expertise

  • Maritime Labour Law
  • Admiralty Law
  • Maritime Piracy
  • Carriage of Passengers by Sea
  • Carriage of Goods by Land, Sea, and Air
  • Charterparties
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Tort Law

Career Highlights


Zoumpoulia’s research interests are in international labour law and maritime law. Her principal research examines issues involving the protection of seafarers’ rights, labour exploitation at sea, and modern slavery at sea. Her interests also extend to the regulation of international shipping.