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Eleanor Aspey


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Eleanor obtained her LLB, MA and PhD from the University of Nottingham, with her MA and PhD funded under a 1+3 CASE Studentship from the ESRC. Her PhD, awarded in 2012, examined the impact of the EU regulatory regime on the inclusion of labour criteria (e.g. minimum wage standards, prohibition of child labour) in procurement contracts awarded by UK utilities. Whilst at Nottingham, she also worked as the administrator for the EU Asia Inter-University Network for Teaching and Research in Public Procurement Regulation project, and was a tutor in Tort Law.
On completion of her PhD, Eleanor worked as a Lecturer in Law at Coventry University, before joining the University of Manchester in September 2013.

Research interests

Eleanor researches in the field of EU public procurement law, with a particular focus on utilities procurement and the inclusion of social and environmental policies in procurement.

She also has an interest in socio-legal and empirical legal research methods.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth


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