Newcastle Law School

Staff Profile

Dr Jonathan Galloway

Head of School



Dr Jonathan Galloway took up the role of Head of School at the end of April 2020 after spending 20 months on secondment as Associate Dean (Internationalisation and Strategic Projects) for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences with a broad portfolio covering both internationalisation and estates strategy.  His Faculty Internationalisation remit included supporting the implementation of the University Global Strategy within the HaSS Faculty, leading on the University’s (international) mobility plan, being a key contact for several international partners, as well as assisting in the identification of emerging recruitment markets, supporting Brexit mobility contingency planning and on the large scale repatriation of students at the early stages of the Covid-19 epidemic. Estates strategy responsibilities included supporting capital projects management and user engagement within the Faculty, supporting estates and space strategic planning, and ensuring that our University facilities met our research and educational needs. Jonathan's academic expertise specialises in Competition/Antitrust Law, EU law, and with a keen interest in Corporate Governance and US Constitutional Law. 

Jonathan welcomes expressions of interest from prospective doctoral research students in the field of competition law and policy, especially on aspects of the intersection with other policy domains.

Roles and Responsibilities

Head of School (April 2020 -

Associate Dean (Internationalisation and Strategic Projects) Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2018 - 2020)

Director, Board of International Newcastle (2018 - 

Confucius Institute. Newcastle/Xiamen University, Board Member (2018 -

Co-director, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Newcastle University

Director of International Partnerships and Programmes (2017 - 2018)

Member of Council (2015 - 2018)

Alternate Head of School (2015-2017)

Director of European Legal Studies Programme, and Erasmus Coordinator (2015-2017)

Deputy Head of School (2011- 2014)


Attorney and Counselor-at-Law (New York)

Ph.D., University of Glasgow
LL.B. (Hons), University of Strathclyde

Certificate in Academic Practice, Newcastle University

Previous Positions

P/t lecturer, University of Glasgow 2003-2005
P/t lecturer, University of Strathclyde 2002-2004

Visiting Lecturer in Law, Siberian Federal University in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. (2007)

Visiting Scholar, George Washington University School of Law (2010)


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Society of Legal Scholars
Competition Law Scholars Forum
Socio-Legal Studies Association

Academic Society for Competition Law


Research Interests

Interested in all aspects of competition law and policy. I highlight key developments and cases arising in the media through

Most of my research projects tend to focus on the interaction between competition policy and other areas of policy such as innovation, intellectual property, industrial policy and politics. My 2011 article on Driving innovation: a case for targeted competition policy in dynamic markets was shortlisted in the final 4 pieces to be considered for the inaugural Antitrust Writing Awards 2012 in the Economics section of the Academic category. The Awards are organised by Institute of Competition Law and George Washington University School of Law.

Current Work

My current research mostly falls into one of two strands (both of which, again, focus on the interaction of competition law and policy with other areas). One strand is focused on compliance and sanctions in competition law, particularly on the justification for, and effectiveness of individual sanctions. Much of this research engages with the literature of theories of criminal punishment, and I also rely upon my expertise in aspects of corporate governance, as well as competition law in my work in this strand.

The second strand to my current research explores the adaptability of specific regulation, as well as competition law, to new technology, innovation, and disruptive competition. To date I have specifically focused on the EU investigation of Google's practices in the search engine sector, and I am also working on a paper that critiques the characterisation of online platforms as gatekeepers to the internet, and the implied response of competition law to this characterisation.

Postgraduate Supervision

I am interested in supervising research students on any aspect of competition law, including US antitrust.

If you would like further information on reading for a research degree at Newcastle Law School please see

Esteem Indicators

Editorial Board Member of the European Competition Law Review (Sweet & Maxwell, Thomson Reuters)

External Examiner, Durham University (2018 -

External Examiner, University of Strathclyde Law School (2010 - 2014)

External PhD Examiner, many leading UK and International University law faculties

Formerly the law assessor for a post-graduate certificate training programme in competition law and policy, taken by staff at the Office of Fair Trading and other regulators in the UK.


Undergraduate Teaching

Competition Law

US Constitutional Law

EU Law


Postgraduate Teaching

Competition Law
Corporate Governance