Theodoros Trokanas, JD

Faculty, Open University of Cyprus

Theodoros Trokanas was born in Thessaloniki. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Law of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (200o), a Master’s degree in Human rights and protection of humanity in a private law specialty from the University of Dijon (France) (2003) and a PhD in Civil Law (Family Law) from the Faculty of Law of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2011).

From 2011 to 2013 he taught courses in Civil Law at the Department of Accounting and Finance of the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki. From 2013 to 2017 as a Lecturer and next as an Assistant Professor at the School of Law of European University of Cyprus in Nicosia he taught courses in General Principles of Civil Law, Family Law, Law of Succession and Medical Law. From 2017-2020 he was a Scientific Collaborator at Hellenic Open University (School of Social Sciences). He is currently Adjunct Faculty at Open University of Cyprus, teaching in Bioethics and Medical Ethics postgraduate program. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program “Contemporary medical acts: Legal Regulation and Bioethical Dimension” of the Departments of Medicine and Dentistry, the School of Law and the Department of Theology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as at the Interinstitutional Graduate Studies Program “Critical Thinking and Soft Skills in Biomedical Sciences”, of the Department of Medicine of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Department of Primary Education, Faculty of Education of University of Western Macedonia.

Since 2020 he has been a national tutor in HELP online course in “Key human rights principles in Biomedicine” of the Council of Europe as well as a member of European Society for Reproduction and Ethics (ESHRE) and European network on Health, Law and Bioethics (HeaLaB EuroNet). He is a member of Laboratory for the Research of Medical Law and Bioethics at the Faculty of Law of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a Board Member of Society for the Study of Medical Law And Bioethics, and an external Member of Research Ethics and Conduct Committee of Ionian University.

He is the author of 3 books “Human reproduction, Individual autonomy and its limits” (Sakkoulas Publications, 2011), “The Cypriot Law on Medically Assisted Reproduction”(Sakkoulas Publications, 2016) and “Error in motive in Civil Code” (Sakkoulas Publications, 2022) as well as of numerous articles in family law, law of succession and medical law.

He has been a practising lawyer since 2002, a member of the Bar Association of Thessaloniki, and since 2018 he has delivered professional training seminars on the General Data Protection Regulation.