Anna La Chimia

University of Nottingham
La Chimia

Dr La Chimia LLB (La Sapienza, Rome) LLM and PhD (Nottingham) is Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham since 2014 (she was formerly an Assistance Professor at the same institution since 2006). She is a qualified Barrister and solicitor (Italy). She is Director of the Humanitarian and Development Procurement Unit of the Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG) and Academic Lead of the Procurement and Human Rights International Financial Institutions Hub within the Learning Lab on Procurement and Human Rights. She is the recipient, as Principal Investigator, of a BA-Levehulme Research grant to conduct research on procurement and Human Rights (awarded in March 2016).
In Nottingham, Dr La Chimia is the School's Equality officer, and the School’s Athena Swan Lead. She is the convener for the LLM Specialism in Law and Development and teaches on a range of modules at both UG, PG and Executive level, including Law and Development, Procurement and Development, EU Law and Public Law. In addition she has taught at a range of international institutions, including the Masters Degree Program on Human Development and Food Security at the Universita' degli Studi di Roma Tre (since 2004), the Masters Degree on Public Administration, University of Rome (2006 and 2008); the Masters Degree on Procurement at Stellenbosch University (2011). She was a Visiting Professor at the University LUISS Guido Carli of Rome (2010) and at the University Statale of Milan (2015).
She has published extensively in the area of development aid procurement and procurement by multilateral and bilateral aid donors as well as on aid effectiveness, food aid, and the use of aid as a tool for migration control. Her work has featured in International and European law reviews (including the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, the European law Review, International Trade and Development, and the Public Procurement Law Review), and in edited collections. She is the author of Tied aid and Development Aid Procurement in the framework of EU and WTO Law: the imperative for Change, published by Hart Publishing in 2013.
In 2009 she was awarded a research grant by the British Academy to carry out a project on food aid policies in the USA and the EU. In recognition of her work on food aid she was invited, in 2015, to join the Trans-Atlantic Food Assistance Dialogue (TAFAD) a group of NGOs and Academics that conducts research on food aid and food security. TAFAD is present as observer at the meetings of the UN Food Assistance Committee. Dr La chimia has recently the use made of aid resources to promote migration control and prevent asylum seekers from reaching Europe.
Dr La Chimia has worked with and acted as an expert advisor in the field of procurement for numerous national and international institutions including the European Commission (DG Trade and DG Development), the NGO ActionAid, the Commonwealth Secretariat and SIGMA. Most recently Dr La Chimia has been appointed as expert on the review panel that will assess the effectiveness of UK/DFID’s aid procurement system.

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