Andrea has been a Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool since August 2014. She had suspended this position from August 2015 to February 2017 to pursue a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National University of Singapore (NUS) jointly funded by the Centre for Law and Business at NUS and by the Competition Commission Singapore. Before joining Liverpool, Andrea received her PhD from the University of Leeds which she passed without corrections and which was shortlisted for the Jean Blondel PhD Prize 2015. An extended and up-dated version has recently been published as a monograph (A Gideon ‘Higher Education Institutions in the EU: Between Competition and Public Service’ (Springer/TMC Asser 2017)). During her time as a PhD researcher, Andrea has also taught and worked on various research projects (e.g. as Research Officer at the University of Leeds for the EU funded project ‘European economic and social constitutionalism after the Treaty of Lisbon’ (PI Professor Dagmar Schiek) or as Research Assistant at the University of York for the project ‘The European Union and Global Financial Regulation’ (PI Professor Lucia Quaglia) funded by the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust). Before starting her PhD, Andrea worked, amongst others, for the Secretariat General of the German section of Amnesty International mainly EU matters during the German Council Presidency and for the German Development Service (now German Agency for International Cooperation, GIZ) at the Badan Pendidikan dan Pelatihan Provinsi Nusa Tenggara Timur (Academy for Civil Servants) in Indonesia.