Short CV/Education and training

  • 1998
    BA (Law), University of Oxford

  • 2000
    Master of Laws (European Community Law), Faculty of Law, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands

  • 2001 – 2002
    Stagiaire European Commission, Brussels

  • 2002 – 2004
    Barrister Cleary Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Brussels

  • 2004 – 2006
    Référendaire Cabinet of Advocate Genreral Geelhoed, Court of Justice of the EC, Luxembourg

  • 2006 – 2007
    Affiliated Lecturer in Law; Tutor in EU Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, UK

  • 2006 – 2007
    Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Law , Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands

  • 2007
    Barrister-at-Law degree, The Honourable Society of King’s Inns, Dublin, Ireland

  • 2009
    PhD (“The role of environmental protection in EC competition law and policy”), Faculty of Law, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands

  • 2008 – 2013
    Lecturer, UCD Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland

  • Since 2013
    Senior Lecturer, UCD Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland

  • 2014
    International Visiting Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, Columbia University, New York, USA

  • 2015
    Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia University, New York, USA

Selected publications


  • European Environmental Law, Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press (Forthcoming), Dr Kingston is lead author, with co-authors Dr. Veerle Heyvaert (London School of Economics) and Dr. Aleksandra Cavoski (University of Birmingham)

  • Editor and Contributor, European Perspectives on Environmental Law and Governance, Routledge (2012)

  • Greening EU Competition Law and Policy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2011)

  • Manual on European Union Law. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration, 2010

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Surveying the State of EU Environmental Law: Much Bark with Little Bite?” (2013) 62(4) International and Comparative Law Quarterly 965 – 982

  • “All is Changed, Changed Utterly? The Euro crisis, the CJEU and the changing nature of sovereignty in Europe” in Giegerich (ed), The EU between 'an ever closer Union' and inalienable policy domains of member states. Nomos, 2013

  • “Competition and environmental protection: A case of ne'er the twain shall meet?” In: Lowe and Marquis (eds.) European Competition Law Annual 2012. Oxford: Hart

  • “Difficulties in Enforcement and the Continuing Unfulfilled Promise of EU Environmental Law” In: Kingston (ed.): European Perspectives on Environmental Law and Governance. Abingdon: Routledge 2012, 147-177

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • The Influence of New Environmental Governance Rules on Environmental Compliance, 2015-2020

  • Regulating Adaptation to Climate Change, 2011-2016

  • Judicial Cooperation in EU Competition Law, 2013

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Fellow, Dublin European Institute, since 2010

  • Founding Principal Investigator, UCD Earth Institute, since 2011

  • Committee Member Irish Society of European Law, since 2011

Additional qualifications

  • External reviewer for various national and international funding applications

  • Editorial Board, Irish Jurist

  • External reviewer for a variety of leading national and international law journals


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