Roman Petrov holds LL.M in EU Law (Durham University, UK, 1998), PhD in Law (National Academy of Science of Ukraine, 2000), PhD in Law (Queen Mary, University of London, UK, 2005) and Doctor of legal science (doctor nauk) (Institute of Legislation of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, 2014). He conducted post-doctoral research as Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (Italy, 2006-2008) and had visiting research fellowships at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), the University of Oxford (UK) and Ghent University (Belgium). Dr. Petrov is founder and first elected President of the Ukrainian European Studies Association.
Currently Dr. Roman Petrov is Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law and Head of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" in Ukraine. Areas of Dr. Petrov's research and teaching include: EU Law, EU External Relations Law; Approximation and Harmonisation of Legislation in the EU; Rights of Third Country Nationals in the EU, Legal Aspects of Regional Integration in the Post-Soviet Area.