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Dr Aleksandra Jordanoska joined the School of Law as a Lecturer in 2018. She previously taught at Manchester University, Keele University, Queen Mary University of London and at the Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia.Aleksandra holds an LL.B. degree with specialisation in Criminal Law and a Master of Laws degree in Theory of Law from the Ss Cyril and Methodius University. Following this, she received the Chevening/OSI/COT scholarship to undertake a Master of Philosophy in Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.She was awarded her PhD from the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, fully funded by a 3-year Queen Mary Research Studentship, for her research on the regulatory enforcement in the UK financial services industry after the 2008 financial crisis.Aleksandra was a Visiting Scholar at the Global Centre for Law and Society, University of California, Berekely; a Departmental Visitor at RegNet, Australian National University (2014, funded by QMUL); and a research visitor at the HEUNI, Helsinki (2012, funded by HEUNI) and at the International Institute for Sociology of Law, Onati (2008, funded by IISL). Together with Russell Mills (BGSU), Aleksandra is the co-chair of the Collaborative Research Network in Regulatory Governance at the American Law and Society Association. She is the recipient of funding for research and academic event organisation by the UK council ESRC, and the QMUL, Manchester and Leeds universities.

Research Interests

Aleksandra's research broadly engages with modes of governance in financial markets, the regulation of financial technologies, regulation theory, financial crime and corporate crime, and corporate governance. She specialises in regulatory enforcement in the financial services industry. Her work in this area is an interdisciplinary empirical research drawing from the disciplines of regulation studies, financial markets regulation, criminology, criminal law, and sociology of law. Aleksandra commonly employs empirical methods in her research, including interviews with relevant stakeholders in the financial services industry, observations of administrative and criminal trials decision-making, and survey-based research. Her recent collaborative empirical research projects include "Global White-Collar Crime Survey: Anti-Bribery and Corruption" and "Using Bayesian Surprise maps to explore debt and insolvency across the UK". 


Legal Regulation of Economic and Financial Crime; Company Law; Transnational and Comparative Corporate Governance

Selected Publications 

  • Scripting the Mechanics of the Benchmark Manipulation Corporate Scandals: The “Guardian” Paradox Jordanoska, A. & Lord, N., 6 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : European Journal of Criminology;
  • The Dark Side of Finance: Policing Corruption through Regulatory Means Jordanoska, A., 17 Apr 2018, Corruption in Commercial Enterprise: Law, Theory and Practice. Campbell, L. & Lord, N. (eds.). Routledge, p. 163-181;
  • The Social Ecology of White-Collar Crime: Applying Situational Action Theory to White-Collar Offending Jordanoska, A., 2018, In : Deviant Behavior: an interdisciplinary journal. 39, 11, p. 1427-1449;
  • Case management in complex fraud trials: actors and strategies in achieving procedural efficiency Jordanoska, A., 2017, In : International Journal of Law in Context. 13, 3, p. 336-355;
  • The Arts of Desistance: Assessing the Role of Arts-based Programmes in Reducing Reoffending CHELIOTIS, LEONIDAS. & JORDANOSKA, ALEKSANDRA., 17 Nov 2015, In : The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice.