Andrea’s main research interests lie in the field of competition law (EU and ASEAN) and EU law; especially economic and social integration in Europe and beyond. She is currently working on the application of competition law to public services in ASEAN and comparative competition law with a particular focus on ASEAN Member States, on tensions between competition law and labour law in the gig-economy and on EU law influences on higher education.
Her previous research concerned tensions between the economic and the social in the EU with a focus on EU competition law in which research area she received her PhD in 2014 from the University of Leeds having passed her viva without corrections. Her thesis 'Higher Education Institutions under EU Law Constraints: An interdisciplinary analysis of the position of European higher education institutions between directly applicable EU law and their public service mission' has been shortlisted (top 5) 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)).