Oxana Golynker

Oxana GolynkerLecturer

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Email: oxana.golynker@leicester.ac.uk
Telephone: 0116 252 2349

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I joined the University of Leicester as a lecturer in 2006 and has since taught Employment Law and  European Union Law at undergraduate level and postgraduate level. I am interested in developing innovative methods of teaching law and have become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am the Director of LLM/PGDip Employment Law Distance Learning Course.

I completed my PhD in EU law at the University of Leicester in 2003 and I also have a postgraduate research degree in employment law. My PhD project was published in 2006 in a monograph on modern patterns of cross-border migration in the EU Ubiquitous Citizens of Europe: the paradigm of partial migration. In 2010 I was a visiting Research Fellow at the Robert Schuman Center of Advanced Studies, European University, Florence (funded by the British Academy grant). My articles were published in Common Market Law Review, the European Law Review, King’s College Law Journal, European Journal of Social Security, and Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. I have also contributed to the Conversation network. In 2020 I was a guest editor of the Special Issue of European Journal of Social Security on the Future of Coordination of Social Security in the European Union.


My research interests lie in two areas of law. My first area of research is the European Union law, in particular EU citizenship, EU integration theory, social solidarity, free movement of persons, and coordination of social security schemes in the European Union. My second area of research  is Employment Law, in particular, the UK  family-friendly policy and work-life balance, protection of human rights in employment and implications of Brexit on employment law in the UK. My current research project deals with EU citizenship identity and social solidarity.

I also convene European Union Law and Policy Research Cluster.


  • Golynker, ‘EU Coordination of Social Security from the Point of view of EU Integration Theory’ European Journal of Social Security (2020) 2 110-137.
  • Golynker and Lorber, ‘Directive 2019/1158 on Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers in the UK: the Brexit effect.’ Revue de Droit Comparé du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale (2020) 3, 118.
  • Golynker, ‘Patient Mobility and Healthcare in the EU’ in Pennings and Vonk, Research Handbook on European Social Security Law (Edward Elgar, 2015), 490-514 .
  • Golynker ‘Family-Friendly Reform of Employment Law in the UK: an overstretched flexibility.’ (2015) 3 Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 378-397.
  • Golynker, ‘European Union as a Single Working-Living Space: EU Law and New Forms of Intra-Community Migration’ in A. Halpin and V. Röben (eds.) Theorising the Global Legal Order, Hart Publishing, 2009, 145-166.
  • Golynker, Case C-158/07, Förster, (2009) 6 Common Market Law Review, 2021-2039.
  • Golynker, ‘Co-ordination of Social Security Schemes  in the European Union: The Rashomon effect in Bosmann’ (2009) 2 Journal of Social Security Law, 61-75.
  • Golynker, Ubiquitous Citizens of Europe: The Paradigm of Partial Migration (Intersentia, 2006).
  • Golynker, ‘Student Loans: the European concept of social justice, according to Bidar’ (2006) 3 European Law Review, 390-401.
  • Golynker, “Jobseekers’ Rights in the European Union: challenges of changing the paradigm of social solidarity” (2005) 1 European Law Review, 111-122.
  • Golynker, ‘Partial Migration in the EU after the Baumbast Case: bringing social and legal perspectives together’ (2004) 2 King’s College Law Journal, 367-397


I'm happy to supervise doctoral theses in all areas of Employment Law and European Union law. In EU law I am particularly interested in all aspects of EU citizenship, free movement of persons, including free movement of workers services and establishment, coordination of social security schemes in the European Union, and impact of Brexit on the rights of UK and EU citizens.

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